Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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GRDE240 Imaging Practices

[2–2, 3 cr.]

This digital studio course focuses on the proficient application of visual language through the manipulation of vector graphics, raster graphics, color, text, layout, grids and die-cuts. It is a course that brides learning experiences from foundation studies as they apply to graphic design. Conceptual thinking and a command in design principles are emphasized. The communicative value and visual aesthetic in diverse forms of imaging making are approached. The language and creation of imagery through digital graphics and photographic works are explored in relation to visual communication practices. Letterforms as image are introduced. The division of the course is based on demonstrations, presentations, assignments, discussions and critiques.

Prerequisites: FND236A Design Studio II - Visual Dynamics, FND236B Design Studio II - Formal Tectonics, or FND236C Design Studio II - Anatomy and Space