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2019 - 2020 Catalog 
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ART 201 - Introduction to Graphic Design

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 6

Introduces the fundamental principles, practices, and software of current creative industries. Identifies, applies, and practices design foundations through a survey of common creative industry assignments introducing basic standard software program techniques. Credit may be earned in ART 201 or ART 171 but not both.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 30 Lab Hours: 60
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Assess the foundations of digital technologies used in the current creative industries.
    1. Define computer technology vocabulary, history, and current opportunities in the creative industries.
    2. Construct critical dialogue and written analysis of contemporary creative industry works and student projects.
  2. Demonstrate fundamental industry software applications used in the creative industries.
    1. Describe and assess file types, image resolution, and the current desktop operating system for Macs.
    2. Introduce and apply the foundations of multiple industry standard software programs through a survey of common graphic design and digital photograply industry scenarios including digital photography, digital image manipulation, digital illustration, page layout design and web design techinques.

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