• Graphic Design     Course Syllabus     


    This course provides an overview of software applications including but not limited to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Image Composer, and other related graphics programs employed by digital imaging artists.  Included in this course is the discussion of aesthetic decisions as they relate to image composition. The ethical and legal implications of image manipulation are discussed as well as various presentation possibilities.
    Course Objectives:
    • Develop a basic understanding of techniques as they relate to the production of graphic design.
    • Acquire basic technical and conceptual skills required in the graphic design profession.
    • Participate in creative problem-solving.
    • Research copyright rules, regulations, and issues related to graphics and images produced by others and original work, and adhere to those rules and regulations when developing work.
    • Identify the similarities and differences between news and advertisement.
    • Discuss plagiarism and the consequences of plagiarizing.
    • Explore image composition and elements of visual design through photography.
    • Use photo manipulation to investigate the potential of color enhancement and retouching.
    • Identify terminology related to the photo editing software.
    • Apply color theory and design principles.
    • Demonstrate use of selection, drawing, and painting tools in appropriate graphic design software.