Exercises, lectures and projects will introduce students to graphic design principles and techniques. Course will begin with a fundamental study of image, form, and space relations, then cover such topics as working with grids, typography basics, page layout, the introduction of color, rendering techniques, denotative and connotative image making, history, and more. Students will be assigned a series of projects to enhance their visual communication skills. Students will be introduced to the software used in contemporary design practice. Students must earn a C+ or better in the course to continue in the Graphic Design BFA program.
ARTS 1010 Art Concepts, ARTS 1020 Art Concepts II, ARTS 1130 Digital Foundations, ARTS 2010 Form & Content, ARTS 1550 Drawing I, and ARTS 1560 Drawing II, or Permission of Instructor.