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Course ID:ARGD 2010. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graphics Survey
Course
Description:
Introduces the field and practice of graphic design. Explores the development and creation of visual responses to communication problems. Upon completion, students have the option of applying for acceptance into the Graphic Design major.
Athena Title:Graphics Survey
Prerequisite:(ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H) and (ARST 1060 or ARST 1080)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3010. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Design Drawing Techniques
Course
Description:
Basic technical and perspective drawing, leading into felt marker illustration.
Athena Title:DES DRAW TECH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3020. 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graphic Systems
Course
Description:
The basic systems, tools, and technology used in solving visual communication problems, including graphic representation, composition of graphic and text elements, conceptual techniques, and relevant software.
Athena Title:Graphic Systems
Prerequisite:ARGD 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3030. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Typography
Course
Description:
Principles of lettering, letter construction, and basic typography in relation to visual communication. Experience in lettering as it is used and reproduced today is a major component of this course.
Athena Title:TYPOGRAPHY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3050. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Illustration
Course
Description:
Stresses the importance of technique in a variety of media as the basis for solving design problems.
Athena Title:ILLUSTRATION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3060. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Type and Image
Course
Description:
An investigation of the relationship between form and message to create visual responses to graphic design problems.
Athena Title:Type and Image
Prerequisite:ARGD 3030
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3070. 3 hours.
Course Title:The History of Graphic Design
Course
Description:
A comprehensive history of graphic design from antiquity until the present.
Athena Title:HIS OF GRA DES
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Internship in Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Entry-level experience working in commercial design office or advertising agencies.
Athena Title:INTERN GRA DES
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3090. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Photography For Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Explores the importance of photography as it relates to graphic design.
Athena Title:PHOTO FOR GRAPHICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3310. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Techniques and Topics in Science Illustration
Course
Description:
Beginning through advanced techniques used in science illustration. The techniques will focus on pen and ink line as well as continuous tone illustrations. The topics will range from a beginning to advanced understanding of entomology, ornithology, herpetology, and human anatomy.
Athena Title:TNQ TOP SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3320. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Design in Scientific Illustration
Course
Description:
An investigation of illustration plate layout and design, working from a publisher's specifications, the production of illustrations for portfolio, business identity design, and business practices.
Athena Title:DSN SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3330. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Color Techniques in Scientific Illustration
Course
Description:
Development of skills, beginning through advanced, in color illustration using multiple techniques and for multiple audiences. An introduction into editorial, conceptual, and commercial design. Techniques include digital software Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, graphite, watercolor, and color pencil. Subjects will be chosen from the natural and medical sciences.
Athena Title:COLOR SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3340. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Art Graphic Design Directed Study in Scientific Illustration
Course
Description:
Materials and methods used for scientific illustration in color and for the production of illustrations of professional caliber on specific subjects (entomology, ornithology, ichthyology, etc.) for inclusion in a portfolio.
Athena Title:DIR STU SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4020. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Environmental Graphic Design
Course
Description:
The design of graphic elements in the built and natural environment including informational signs and symbols, client identity, exhibit design and ornamentation systems.
Athena Title:ENVI. GRA. DES.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4030. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Typography
Course
Description:
Functional communication utilizing creative manipulation of lettering, typography, images, and technical processes.
Athena Title:ADV TYPOGRAPHY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4040. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Illustration
Course
Description:
Stresses the development of an individual visual style through in-depth exploration of a selected technique.
Athena Title:ADV ILLUSTRATION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4050. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Calligraphy
Course
Description:
Use of the fifteenth-century Humanist Hand and its italic variant, the Chancery Hand, and the familiarity with other historical calligraphic hands.
Athena Title:CALLIGRAPHY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4060. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Design Center
Course
Description:
An exploration of graphic design problems and the impact of visual communication. Project topics range from social design and public outreach to self-promotion and information design.
Athena Title:Design Center
Prerequisite:ARGD 3060
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4070. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Three-Dimensional Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Comprehensive structural and graphic development of three-dimensional, promotional objects such as pop-ups, packaging, and displays.
Athena Title:3-D GRA DES
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4080. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 2-6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Special Problems in Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Advanced research in graphic design media and techniques with application to a comprehensive project in visual communication.
Athena Title:SP PROB IN DESIGN
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4090. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Visual Narrative Systems
Course
Description:
An introduction to the concepts and methods involved in creating sequential and time-based visual communication including exploration of visual narrative structures utilized in effective visual storytelling.
Athena Title:Visual Narrative Systems
Prerequisite:(ARGD 3020 and ARGD 3030 and ARGD 3060) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4110. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Portfolio Project
Course
Description:
A capstone course developing a comprehensive project of choice.
Athena Title:PORTFOLIO PROJ
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4120. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Informational Graphics, Signs, and Posters
Course
Description:
Documenting informational graphics, signs, and poster designs in everyday life through digital photography. A series of projects focusing on concepts represented in a form which is thought provoking, challenging, or provocative. Graphics which transcend language and cultural differences will be explored. Traditional materials combined with vector- and raster-based image creation software will be used.
Athena Title:INFORMATIONAL GRAPH
Nontraditional Format:Field trips for shooting different locations.
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4130. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Photography and Image Editing for Designers
Course
Description:
Investigating photographic expression and image creation through digital photography and raster-based (pixel) image creation software. Improving the concept or communication potential of imported and digitally created visuals through image editing software.
Athena Title:PHO IMG EDIT DESIGN
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Data Visualization
Course
Description:
Basic design concepts, terminology, methodologies, tools, and applications of data visualization, and selected special topics in data representation. The course covers workflows for creating visualizations and data representations using tools for data exploration and analysis, visualization design, and interaction design. Students work collaboratively to design data representations.
Athena Title:Data Visualization
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4190. 3 hours.
Course Title:Topics in Digital Platforms and Dynamic Media
Course
Description:
An overview of the concepts and processes utlized in designing and developing digital products that serve user needs.
Athena Title:Digital Platforms
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or ARGD 3030 or ARGD 3060 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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