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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog
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ART 116 - Graphic Design II

Last Date of Approval: April 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course will further develop graphic design concepts and techniques explored in Graphic Design. This course will explore advanced technical applications used in the visual communication arts industry. The focus will be on finding creative visual solutions to communication problems using advanced technical skills. Via self- and class critiques, students will evaluate their own work and that of their peers. This course will allow students to find new forms of self-expression, both in visual career fields and on a personal level. Required participation in the college art show introduces students to proper presentation and framing methods.

Prerequisites: ART 115 - Graphic Design 
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face, virtual, and/or online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $75.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Examine the formal elements of graphic design and principles of design.
  • Explore the design process: orientation, analysis, conception, generation, and implementation.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the cultural, social, political, environmental, and historical aspects of design.
  • Identify terminology and software used in the graphic design industry.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a range of computer graphics technology.


Course Objectives: 

  • Build upon the concepts introduced in Graphic Design I and prepare the student to successfully meet the challenges of Graphic Design II.
  • Complete exploratory projects in design theory and practice, which may be used to develop a presentation portfolio of personal work.
  • Develop an understanding of the language of design, which includes critical theory, critique, history, technology, and craftsmanship.
  • Explore specifically the concept of Visual Perception as applied to visual communication.
  • Explore specifically the concepts of grouping and hierarchy as applied to visual communication.
  • Explore specifically the concept of Gestalt Theory as applied to visual communication.
  • Demonstrate designing page layouts using grid visual organization.

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