ARTDES 106 - Graphic Imaging for Non-Majors
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Art and Design (ARTDES)
Department: School of Art and Design
3 (Non-LSA credit).
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This is an introductory course covering the principles and processes of graphic imaging. In this course students are introduced to effective communication using typography and visual imagery. Course assignments stress the imaging process, the fundamentals of art and design, and methods for the production of graphic imaging projects. Students learn important aspects of design practice; including design terminology, computer software and how to interact with professional artists/ designers.

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • realize the fundamentals used in existing art and design
  • become familiar with the tools utilized in the art and design profession
  • develop personal methodologies/ art and design processes
  • translate these ideas into visual form

ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend all classes for the whole class period. See attached attendance policy.

CLASS STRUCTURE: Throughout the semester you will be required to submit completed exercises and projects, either as a hard copy or as electronic files. Each project and exercise will have either a spec sheet with requirements, a set of printed instructions, or will be a verbal walk through. ALL work submitted must be your own work. Plagiarism can result in a failing grade. Your semester grade will be based on completing projects and exercises, along with attendance and participation.

REQUIRED TEXT: Graphic design; the new basics; Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips; ISBN 9781- 56898-702-6

RECOMMENDED TEXT: D.I.Y.: design it yourself, edited by Ellen Lupton; ISBN 1-56898-552-5

ARTDES 106 - Graphic Imaging for Non-Majors
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001 (LAB)
MW 7:00PM - 10:00PM
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