GRA 283 Letterform I. (3) F
Drawing of letterforms with focus on proportion and structure. Introduction to letterform nomenclature and classifications. 6 hours a week. Prerequisites: DSC 122; acceptance into Graphic Design program.
GRA 284 Visual Communication I. (3) F
Theoretical and applied studies in shape, drawing, and color. 6 hours a week. Prerequisite: GRA 283.
GRA 286 Visual Communication II. (3) S
Transition from theoretical to applied problems. Emphasis on refinement of visual skills. 6 hours a week. Prerequisites: GRA 284; acceptance into Graphic Design program. Corequisite: GRA 287.
GRA 287 Letterform II. (3) S
Continuation of Letterform I with an emphasis on lowercase letters; basics of pen writing and font design. 6 hours per week. Prerequisites: GRA 284; acceptance into Graphic Design program. Corequisite: GRA 286.
GRA 318 History of Graphic Design. (3) S
Survey of development in the graphic arts, innovative printing methods, aesthetic values, and social and cultural environments that shape them. General Studies: HU.
GRA 345 Design Rhetoric. (3) F
Development of critical thinking and expression of ideas in concise and persuasive written and spoken form. Prerequisites: ENG 101, 102. General Studies: L.
GRA 382 Graphic Representation. (3) F
Studio practice in drawing with an application toward graphic communication. 6 hours a week. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: GRA 284.
GRA 383 Typography I. (3) F
Theoretical exercises in spatial and textural qualities of type. Problems in tension, activation, and balance. Exercises in simple typographical applications. 6 hours a week. Prerequisites: GRA 286, 287. Corequisite: GRA 386.
GRA 385 Typography II. (3) S
Problems in composition, choice, and combinations of typefaces, formats, and their application to a variety of design projects. 6 hours a week. Prerequisite: GRA 383. Corequisite: GRA 387.
GRA 386 Visual Communication III. (3) F
Problems in specific design applications such as poster, packaging, publications. Emphasis on development of concepts in visual communications. 6 hours a week. Prerequisites: GRA 286, 287. Corequisite: GRA 383.
GRA 387 Visual Communication IV. (3) S
Client-oriented projects. Problems are multifaceted and the emphases are on continuity of design in more than one medium and format. 6 hours a week. Prerequisites: GRA 383, 386. Corequisite: GRA 385.
GRA 481 Visual Communication V. (3) F
Studio problems with an emphasis on analysis, problem solving, and professional portfolio preparation. 6 hours a week. Prerequisites: GRA 385, 387.
GRA 482 Visual Communication VI. (3) S
Individual and group projects with outside clients. All projects culminate in an exhibit. 6 hours a week. Prerequisite: GRA 481.
GRA 485 Graphic Design Workshop. (3) F, S, SS
Preprofessional client/designer situations from concept to printed work. 6 hours a week. May be repeated once for credit. Studio workshop and internships for selected students. Prerequisite: instructor approval.
GRA 494 Special Topics. (3) F, S
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