Course Descriptions and Prerequisites

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a field of specialization in communication design addresses problem-seeking and problem- solving skills. It stresses the importance of conceptual development and the integration of form and information for the purpose of effective visual communication. The program emphasizes civic responsibility and the role of the graphic designer in the community. Students hone not only their artistic and professional skills but also their understanding of the fundamental issues of society and what they, as professional artists, can do in service to others. This program prepares students for careers in design-related fields such as publication design, collateral design, and web design.

Art 2388: Design Process

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Prerequisites: Art 1303, 1302, and enrolled in Art 2304 and 2303

Preparation of application materials for submission to the faculty in consideration of communication design program acceptance.

Art 3385: Computer Design Methods I

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Prerequisite: Art 2388

Technical aspects of raster graphics. Stresses use of digital peripherals to capture and construct images, vector drawing, file integration, and digital production.

Art 4359: Graphic Design History

Prerequisite: Program Acceptance

Preparation of application materials for submission to the faculty in consideration of communication design program acceptance.

Art 3386: Computer Design Methods II

Prerequisites: Art 3385 and 4359

Technical aspects of page layout, file integration and digital production will be introduced including digital peripherals as they relate to image capture.

Art 2388: Design Process

Prerequisites: Art 1303, 1302, and enrolled in Art 2304 and 2303

Preparation of application materials for submission to the faculty in consideration of communication design program acceptance.

Art 3385: Computer Design Methods I

Prerequisite: Art 2388

Technical aspects of raster graphics. Stresses use of digital peripherals to capture and construct images, vector drawing, file integration, and digital production.

Art 4359: Graphic Design History

Prerequisite: Program Acceptance

Preparation of application materials for submission to the faculty in consideration of communication design program acceptance.

Art 3386: Computer Design Methods II

Prerequisites: Art 3385 and 4359

Technical aspects of page layout, file integration and digital production will be introduced including digital peripherals as they relate to image capture.