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Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 260

Course Number:
GD 260
Course Title:
Digital Imaging 2
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$18.00

Course Description

Introduces advanced techniques of raster graphic production. Emphasizes practices used by graphic designers to create layouts and components for interactive content. Covers methods and procedures that are tailored for output to displays of digital devices. Required: Second year standing in the Graphic Design program. Prerequisite GD 124.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Apply appropriate color modes and file formats for professional digital output 
  • Develop screen ready graphics and typography to align with industry standards 
  • Design layouts conforming to common user experience practices 
  • Organize digital files to align with professional workflow methods

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Successfully designed and output printed projects will be the major criteria for evaluation. Additional assessment may include quizzes, in-class exercises, research assignments and attendance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES
Digital design
Functional layout
Advanced compositing

ISSUES
Technical limitations
User navigation
Multiple layouts
Typography
Client Visualization

CONCEPTS
Critical thinking
Organization
Workflow
Comp Rendering

SKILLS

  • Plan navigation for layouts on digital displays
  • Use pixel data to create graphic elements
  • Clearly organize related documents
  • Maintain consistency of multiple layouts