GRPH121
Digital Literacy

Description: Instruction in design principles and tools of industry standard digital media production.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

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GRPH221
Graphic Design I

Prerequisites: ARTP 151, ARTP 152

Description: Introduction to the field of visual communications, the use of the tools, materials and methods of the graphic designer.

This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 321; GRPH 323; GRPH 324; GRPH 325

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH222
Critical and Creative Thinking

Prerequisites: Graphic Design Major

Description: Study of methodologies used for creative problem solving.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

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GRPH223
Typography I

Prerequisites: ARTP 151, ARTP 152

Description: Introduction to the practice, history, and theory of typography.

This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 323; GRPH 325; GRPH 421

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH224
Design History and Practice

Prerequisites: Graphic Design Major

Description: Investigation of the history and theory of Graphic Design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GRPH321
Graphic Design II

Prerequisites: GRPH 221 or permission

Description: Emphasis on the creation of meaning through visual form and the responsibility of visual communicators as authors of the creative process.

This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 327; GRPH 421

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH323
Typography II

Prerequisites: GRPH 221 and GRPH 223, or permission

Description: Emphasis on relationships between typographic systems and the connective language to society and culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH324
Publication Design

Prerequisites: GRPH 221 or permission

Description: Instruction in publication models such as digital editorial design, the modern book, magazine design, book cover design and the history of bookmaking.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH325
Interaction Design I

Prerequisites: GRPH 221 and GRPH 223, or permission

Description: Introduction to the fundamental concepts of user-centered design for web, tablet, mobile devices and screen-based media.

This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 326

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH326
Interaction Design II

Prerequisites: GRPH 325 or permission

Description: Critical engagement with the process of designing responsive, reactive and interactive experiences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH327
Digital Book Design

Prerequisites: GRPH 321

Description: Book forms from traditional multipage formats to present-day on-demand digital publications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH391
Special Topics in Graphic Design

Prerequisites: Graphic Design Major and permission

Description: Studio-based course exploring subject matter in emerging areas of graphic design.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

GRPH395
Internship in Graphic Design

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission

Description: Internship in the field of graphic design exploring areas of study relating to professional development.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

GRPH396
Problems in Graphic Design

Prerequisites: Graphic Design Major and permission

Topics, activities, and delivery methods vary depending on individual course expectations.

Description: Independent study course exploring subject matter in specialized areas of graphic design.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

GRPH421
Graphic Design III

Prerequisites: GRPH 321 and GRPH 223, or permission

Description: Visual form and content are studied in the context of aesthetic, cultural, historical and critical issues.

This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 426

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH425
Interaction Design II: Interactive StorytellingCrosslisted with GRPH 825

Prerequisites: GRPH 325

Description: Exploration of interactive, multi-dimensional storytelling on the web, mobile devices, gaming systems and tablets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH426
Design Studio I

Prerequisites: GRPH 421 or permission

Description: Focus on the application of advanced graphic design principles and systems in the generation of a self-authored body of written and visual work.

This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 428

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRPH428
Design Studio II: Design Capstone

Prerequisites: GRPH 426 or permission

Description: Emphasis in advanced design research development, peer and professional collaboration, and critical thinking

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GRPH491
Special Topics in Design

Prerequisites: Graphic Design Major

Description: Studio-based course exploring subject matter in emerging areas of graphic design.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

GRPH491A
Special Topics in Design

Prerequisites: Graphic Design Major

Description: Lecture-based course exploring subject matter in emerging areas of graphic design.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

GRPH495
Internship in Graphic Design

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission

Description: Advanced level Internship in the field of graphic design exploring areas of study relating to professional development.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

GRPH496
Problems in Graphic DesignCrosslisted with GRPH 896

Prerequisites: Graphic Design major and permission.

Description: Independent study course exploring subject matter in specialized areas of graphic design.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE: