Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 249

Course Number:
GD 249
Course Title:
Design Studio
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Course Description

Covers development of projects for non-profit and community clients. Explores the roles and requirements of a designer in a working studio. Emphasizes client communication strategies and professional practices. Required: Second year standing in the Graphic Design program. Prerequisites: GD 141, GD 151, GD 160.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students should be able to:

  • Design effectively within client parameters 
  • Optimize design and production workflow through systematic project organization 
  • Determine actual project costs through documentation of billable hours and expenses 
  • Communicate effectively with clients to achieve intended project goals 
  • Adopt flexible strategies to manage multiple client projects and deadlines

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Successfully designed and printed comprehensives, completed within the client's deadline, in the PCC computer lab, will be the major criteria for evaluation. Additional assessment will include documentation of hours and administrative tasks.