GRD - Graphic Design

GRD 1013 credit hours (lecture: 2 | lab: 2)
Introduction to Visual Communication  

Course covers the fundamental principles of design and how these relate to effective communication. It explores the media and tools that create imaging and how these tools are integrated into the image-making process. Topics include conceptual design, critical thinking in the creation of practical design, how design relates to industry, human perception and the visual process, and the history of visual communication, from the symbols of the cave man to modern-day advertising.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $75

GRD 2253 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Broadcasting and Electronic Media  

Course introduces electronic media. Focus is on development, function, and artistry. Content includes studio practices; procedures and demonstrations as related to radio and television broadcasting; cable-casting, and closed circuit TV applications. “Hands on” production experience reinforces theoretical material.

GRD 2503 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Video Production  

Course introduces “hands-on” techniques used to plan and produce video and related media. Content includes scriptwriting and pre-production design; production in studio environments; recording in “field” situations, and video editing with linear and nonlinear systems.

IAI Major: MC 916  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
GRD 2513 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 15)
Graphic Design Practicum  

Workplace experience in the graphic design field acquired by working for a company that does graphic design. The student’s job will be appropriate to his or her skills. Student meets with instructor to provide detailed reports of the work experience.

Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits in required courses and 6 credits in specified electives in A.A.S. Graphic Design degree, all with minimum grades of C, and consent of department chair. Student must secure placement at a business approved by department chair in order to register for the course.  
Delivery mode: Online

Fee: $75

GRD 2523 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 15)
Animation And Multimedia Practicum  

Workplace experience in the animation and multimedia field acquired by working for a company that does animation and multimedia. The student’s job will be appropriate to his or her skills. Student meets with instructor to provide detailed reports of the work experience.

Prerequisite: Completion of 21 credits in required courses and 6 credits in specified electives in Animation and Multimedia certificate, all with minimum grades of C, and consent of department chair. Student must secure placement at a business approved by department chair in order to register for the course.  
Delivery mode: Online

Fee: $75

GRD 2533 credit hours (lecture: 0 | lab: 15)
Web Design Practicum  

Workplace experience in web design field acquired by working for a company that does web design. The student’s job will be appropriate to his or her skills. Student meets with instructor to provide detailed reports of the work experience.

Prerequisite: Completion of 27 credits in required courses and 6 credits in specified electives in Web Design certificate, all with minimum grades of C, and consent of department chair. Student must secure placement at a business approved by department chair in order to register for the course.  
Delivery mode: Online

Fee: $75

GRD 2543 credit hours (lecture: 0 | lab: 15)
Photography Practicum  

Workplace experience in the photography field acquired by working for a company that does work in photography. The student’s job will be appropriate to his or her skills. Student meets with instructor to provide detailed reports of the work experience.

Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits in required courses and 6 credits in specified electives in Photography certificate, all with minimum grades of C, and consent of department chair. Student must secure placement at a business approved by department chair in order to register for the course.  
Delivery mode: Online

Fee: $75