PCC/ CCOG / GD

Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 249

Course Number:
GD 249
Course Title:
Design Studio
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$18.00

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

Solve real clients€™ communication needs through graphic design solutions.

Design and produce a diverse range of graphic design projects.

Manage multiple projects with changing deadlines

Document billable hours and expenses

Generate final invoice for client projects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES
Professional Practices
Design
Production Adaptivity
Team roles


CONCEPTS
Workflow
Organization
Detail
Real world

ISSUES
Clients
Changing production schedules
Accuracy
Utilizing strengths of team members

SKILLS

  • Create graphic design projects which address client-driven parameters and requirements.
  • Document and track billable hours.
  • Formulate project specifications and parameters through client interview.