ART 2122 - Graphic Design II
This course develops a hands-on understanding of how visual elements and text are created and manipulated in current graphic design software programs used in the graphics design field. In addition, it explores techniques of basic graphic design preparation on the computer. Problems are given in various software applications, and graphic design problems are presented as technical examples of production.
Instructional Method Lecture/Studio
General Education Requirement: Visual & Performing Arts
Comments: This course does not meet UW’s Human Culture requirement unless transferred as part of an Associate degree.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ART 2122 Graphic Design II, the student will:
- demonstrate fundamental management of the professional standard software.
- generate numerous solutions to a design problem through both aesthetic and conceptual variables.
- determine which software application best suits the unique properties of any given design problem.
- assess the value of type and its utilization
- apply the devices in illusion which create space, depth, and perspective proportion in the picture plane.
- practice the use of the art elements by designing and creating original compositions.
- explore the importance of design principles as related to page layout, logo design and packaging.
- classify file types, color modes and resolution, as well as their uses and application.
- demonstrate printing methods and techniques.
PO#1 Application of Foundation Principles: Employ the elements of art and design and compositional principles in 2-D and 3-D work.
PO#2 Observation: Produce accurate and proportional representations of real space and objects.
PO#3 Conceptual Application: Create work using foundation principles to convey a concept or idea.
PO#4 Craftsmanship: Demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship and technical ability in working with a range of 2D and 3D materials.
PO#5 Articulation: Use art and design related vocabulary that is both relevant and appropriate in discussing visual artwork.
PO#6 Historical: Discuss different historical and cultural influences in art and design.
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