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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, B.A.


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B.A., Graphic Design


Graphic design is the study of visual and graphic literacy and the art of visual communication through words, symbols, pictures, and graphic elements. The BA in Graphic Design examines communication using multiple media including print, digital design, internet, information design, signage, and exhibition design. The curriculum explores the graphic designer’s ability to bring clarity and visual aesthetics to communication through an understanding of theory, design practice, and technology.

The introductory courses in the graphic design program concentrate on basic design vocabulary, composition, color perception, drawing, introduction to the use of computers as a design tool, and photography. The curriculum continues and progresses through advanced conceptual ideas and practical techniques associated with typographic studies, illustration, critical analysis, problem-solving methodology, advanced computer projects, and complex applied design projects. The BA in Graphic Design prepares students for the professional environment of graphic design found in design studios, corporations, and agencies. Additionally, the rigorous course of study provides students with the foundation to continue with graduate studies in the field.

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