ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Graphic Design (GRA)

GRA 283 Letterform I. (3)
fall
Drawing of letterforms with focus on proportion and structure. Introduces letterform nomenclature and classifications. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisites: DSC 122; acceptance into Graphic Design professional program.

GRA 284 Visual Communication I. (3)
fall
Theoretical and applied studies in shape, drawing, and color. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: GRA 283.

GRA 286 Visual Communication II. (3)
spring
Transition from theoretical to applied problems. Emphasizes refinement of visual skills. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisites: GRA 284; acceptance into Graphic Design professional program. Corequisite: GRA 287.

GRA 287 Letterform II. (3)
spring
Continuation of GRA 283 with emphasis on lowercase letters; basics of pen writing and font design. 6 hours per week. Fee. Prerequisites: GRA 284; acceptance into Graphic Design professional program. Corequisite: GRA 286.

GRA 318 History of Graphic Design. (3)
fall
Surveys 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)
fall and spring
Develops 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)
fall
Studio practice in drawing with an application toward graphic communication. 6 hours a week. May be repeated once for credit. Fee. Prerequisite: GRA 284.

GRA 383 Typography I. (3)
fall
Theoretical exercises in spatial and textural qualities of type. Problems in tension, activation, and balance. Exercises in simple typographical applications. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisites: GRA 286, 287. Corequisite: GRA 386.

GRA 385 Typography II. (3)
spring
Problems in composition, choice, and combinations of typefaces, formats, and their application to a variety of design projects. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: GRA 383. Corequisite: GRA 387.

GRA 386 Visual Communication III. (3)
fall
Problems in specific design applications such as poster, packaging, publications. Emphasizes development of concepts in visual communications. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisites: GRA 286, 287. Corequisite: GRA 383.

GRA 387 Visual Communication IV. (3)
spring
Client-oriented projects. Multifaceted problems with emphases on continuity of design in more than one medium and format. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisites: GRA 383, 386. Corequisite: GRA 385.

GRA 481 Visual Communication V. (3)
fall
Studio problems with emphasis on analysis, problem solving, and professional portfolio preparation. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisites: GRA 385, 387.

GRA 482 Visual Communication VI. (3)
spring
Individual and group projects with outside clients. All projects culminate in an exhibit. 6 hours a week. Fee. Prerequisite: GRA 481.

GRA 485 Graphic Design Workshop. (3)
not regularly offered
Preprofessional client/designer situations from concept to printed work.Studio workshop and internships for selected students. 6 hours a week. May be repeated once for credit. Fee. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GRA 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Graphic Design. (3)
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