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Graphic Design 1
0.75 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: GDES 1B27 Graphic Communication (minimum grade of 60%)
This course will introduce students to the knowledge and skills needed for the purposeful implementation of contemporary communication. In the context of cultural/societal issues, students will learn about the impact of effective communication on people's lives. Through a variety of exercises ranging from the development of graphic form to composition and colour, students will develop a visual vocabulary and an aesthetic understanding of how content and message impact on form and communication. The course will be delivered using lectures, in-class discussions and critiques. All studio-based assignments require research and presentations that include verbal, written and visual components. The course will be supported by guest lectures and digital tech support designed to introduce current and appropriate software.
Conditions: Requires a minimum grade of 60% to advance to Graphic Design 2.
Course was last updated May 27, 2009 - 3:19 PM