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Discipline: Certificate: Graphic Design - Level II - T0321
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Creative Design and Compositing ARTC 220
  • Demonstrate creative thinking through the creation of thumbnails, sketches and comprehensives that communicate solutions to design problems.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking through the creation of thumbnails, sketches and comprehensives that communicate solutions to design problems.
  • Produce effective designs, advertisements, and packaging for use in a variety of commercial art applications.
  • Produce realistic-looking Photoshop composites.
  • Explain the necessity, purpose, and process of branding and advertising.
  • Present original design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique designs based on learned skills and concepts.
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Recognize, define and appropriately apply 2-D terminology to evaluate works of art in oral or written discussions, analysis or critiques.
  • Two-dimensional design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the 8th week of the semester.
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance/symmetries.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
Fundamentals of Graphic Design ARTC 100
  • ARTC 100 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of three important design elements: color, shape, and space.
  • ARTC 100 students will produce composites in Photoshop using effective selection techniques and non-destructive editing.
  • Employ appropriate technology (hardware, software, and fabrication tools) to produce graphic design projects.
  • Produce composites effectively using Photoshop selection techniques.
  • Operate effectively within small teams to solve typical graphic design problems.
  • Create thumbnails, sketches, roughs and comprehensives that effectively communicate creative thinking.
  • Design original commercial art, combining text and images to successfully communicate messages to a target audience.
  • Present original graphic design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique graphic design projects based on learned skills and concepts.
Portfolio ARTC 290
  • Select and organize student's art pieces based on their chosen field.
  • Students will be able to build a professional looking digital portfolio targeting a specific audience.
  • Select, organize and create appropriate portfolio pieces based on discipline.
  • Identify and solve specific portfolio problems by applying techniques related to the individual's discipline or art form.
  • Apply principles of composition and design in portfolio creation.
  • Create a printed and digital portfolio, cover letter and resume.
  • Analyze and evaluate personal portfolio.
Print Design and Advertising ARTC 120
  • ARTC 120 students will be able to demonstrate basic competency in visually communicating layout ideas via thumbnails, roughs, and comps.
  • ARTC 120 students will be able to produce a creative brief that effectively communicates the nature and scope of a design project.
  • Propose and justify creative solutions to common print design problems.
  • Organize and prepare digital files for production.
  • Develop original print design projects.
  • Prepare digital files for print.
  • Present original print design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique student and professional print design products based on learned skills and concepts.
Typography ARTC 160
  • ARTC 160 students will be able to identify common typeface terms and anatomy.
  • ARTC 160 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of logotype design.
  • Employ appropriate methods and technology to produce original letterforms and type styles.
  • Create thumbnails, sketches and comprehensives that effectively communicate creative ideas and concepts.
  • Design and produce effective, typography-based logos, logotypes and corporate identities.
  • Design and produce effective, typography-based print advertisements.
  • Present original type style designs, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique typography-based commercial art using learned skills and concepts.
Vector Design and Illustration ARTC 140
  • Critique student and professional illustrations based on learned skills and concepts.
  • ARTC 140 students will be able to demonstrate competency in using Adobe Illustrator's pen tool.
  • ARTC 140 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of two important design principals: balance and contrast.
  • Create thumbnails, sketches, roughs and comprehensives that effectively communicate creative thinking.
  • Design and produce information graphics.
  • Design and produce effective digital illustrations for use in print.
  • Present original digital illustration projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
Web Design ARTC 200
  • ARTC 200 students will be able to define common HTML5 tags.
  • ARTC 200 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of home-page usability design.
  • Produce HTML 5 slideshows and banner ads for use in web pages.
  • Compare and contrast the benefits of different graphic file types for use in web pages.
  • Correctly code a simple webpage in a text editor using HTML 5.
  • Design effective web site prototypes.
  • Produce effective and functional web sites.
  • Present original web site design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique web site design projects based on learned skills and concepts.