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Graphic Design Courses

Graphic Design: BFA Statement + Exhibition

Course No. GDS 466  Credits: 3.0

This is the second half of core class for the senior year of study in the major. This is the realization phase of the BFA thesis presented at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: Students must be working toward a BFA in one of the Design Environment departments. Other students may be admitted with permission of the instructor. 3 credits.

Professional Practices: Entrepreneurial Ventures

Course No. PPEL 398A  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Entrepreneurial Ventures, transports the student through the key decisions required to establish a successful art/design business. 3 credits.

Pro Pract: Entrepreneurial Ventures

Course No. PPEL 398A  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Entrepreneurial Ventures, transports the student through the key decisions required to establish a successful art/design business. 3 credits.

Professional Practices: Industry

Course No. PPEL 398B  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Industry supports student preparation to become an integral part of a commercial organization by providing an understanding of corporate methods and practices. 3 credits.

Pro Pract: Industry

Course No. PPEL 398B  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Industry supports student preparation to become an integral part of a commercial organization by providing an understanding of corporate methods and practices. 3 credits.

Professional Practices: Studio to Gallery

Course No. PPEL 398C  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Studio to Gallery focuses on the complexities of a professional artist’s studio practice by examining interactions with gallery directors, museum curators, preparators, conservators, and marketing professionals. 3 credits.

Pro Pract: Studio to Gallery

Course No. PPEL 398C  Credits: 3.0

This course provides an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. One of the two class meeting per week is a core lecture series that covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. During the other weekly meeting, students attend a breakout session for the specific course in which they are enrolled. The breakout session for this course, Professional Practices: Studio to Gallery focuses on the complexities of a professional artist’s studio practice by examining interactions with gallery directors, museum curators, preparators, conservators, and marketing professionals. 3 credits.

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Katie Melnick

Professor of Practice, Graphic Design

Katie Melnick is a partner at Fizz Creative with her husband, Jasen. Together, they have built Fizz as a creat...more

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