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Intro to Graphic Arts and Design

Student work (logo completed in Adobe Illustrator CS6) from Introduction to Graphic Arts and Design.


About the Course

"A Graphic Designer is a creative problem solver who is trained to coneive, plan, and execute a design that communicates a direct message in an imaginative and visually arresting manner to an intended audience regardless of the medium. Effective visual communication requires a Graphic Design to inform and motivate a viewer."

Introduction to Graphic Arts and Design is where students begin to learn the basics of two Adobe CS6 programs: Photoshop and Illustrator. In addition to learning the basic concepts of these two programs, students also learn how to incorporate the Elements and Principles of Design into their work as well as basic printing and finishing techniques.


This course is a project-based course, with topics that cover many different areas in the field of Graphic Design from commerical image manipulation to digital illustration. Students present each project to their peers for a mature, group critique that propels critical thinking skills and a base for a portfolio of work.


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