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Graphic Design Courses

Design for Communication I

Course No. GDS 265  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Mari Hulick

This is one of the two central classes in the first year of study in Graphic Design (alongside Typography). In the first semester, students become familiar with the broader discipline of the field through the construction of abstract design concepts, layout, symbols, and sequential systems. Conceptual thinking and the integration of typography with imagery are explored throughout the course. In the second semester, students investigate projects that follow the various sub-fields of the profession; projects include identity, web/interactive, information and wayfinding. Students will be assigned multiple projects throughout the year. Each project begins with a lecture and demonstration of techniques. Each week, students practice presentation to the larger group in formal and informal critique and brainstorming sessions. Faculty will work one-on-one with students to answer questions and assist in the process. Reviews will be held at key points during each project. Offered fall.

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