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Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 242

Course Number:
GD 242
Course Title:
Combined Graphic Programs
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$18.00

Course Description

Covers advanced integration of professional graphic design software. Includes projects which embody conceptual development and production of visual communications. Required: second year standing in the Graphic Design program. Prerequisites: GD 260.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students should be able to:

  • Create professional design solutions requiring the use of multiple programs 
  • Analyze project specifications to determine optimal software selection aligning with current industry standards 
  • Successfully prepare digital elements to seamlessly integrate with multiple programs used in the field 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Projects will be the major criteria for evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, presentations, meeting assigned deadlines, and participation in critiques. Additional methods of assessment may include quizzes, exercises, assignments, and attendance.
 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES
Analysis
Design

ISSUES
Technological Integration
Quality Execution

CONCEPTS
Critical thinking
Workflow
Craft
Detail

SKILLS
• Determine the optimum software to create an element or effect.

• Prepare and integrate separately created elements into a final document.

• Demonstrate current design and layout utilizing elements created in multiple software applications.