Mount St. Joseph University

Arts & Humanities: Art & Design Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2018-2019

AED 290 Comprehensive Art Ed I (3)
Prerequisite(s): AED Majors Only
Introduction to the theory and practice of teaching art in grades prekindergarten to six utilizing a discipline-based art education approach. Focus on the planning and teaching of art and on the uses, meaning and value of art in people's lives. Includes art media, techniques, processes, structures, functions; lesson planning, artistic development; personal expression; aesthetic and critical responses; motivational techniques; classroom management, community resources; field experiences in the pre-K to 6th grade level setting. Art majors only.

AED 390 Comprehensive Art Education II (4)
Prerequisite(s): AED 290
Continuation of the theory and practice of teaching art, with an emphasis on the secondary school level. Explores issues related to art education: art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics; Ohio's Model Competency-Based Program-performance and instructional standards, assessment strategies, intervention; National Visual Arts standards. Includes curriculum unit planning; resources and materials; evaluation and grading; adolescent/young adult artistic development-expression and response; teacher characteristics; space/facility planning; Internet research and retrieval; health and safety standards; advocacy; resume & portfolio development; contemporary issues (including multicultural appreciation and gender awareness). Clinical/field experiences related to grades 7-12 setting. Art majors only.

AED 396 Co-Op:Parallel(PT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A part-time work related experience supervised by a faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation of predetermined learning agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.

ART 100 Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A
Concurrent requisite(s): ART 110
This required course for all art and design freshmen teaches foundational techniques for reading, writing, and thinking about art and design. Writing assignments are both academically and creatively focused. Class presentations and research work serve as introductions to the work of significant contemporary thinkers and practitioners in art and design.

ART 101 Foundation Drawing I (3) A/CAM
Fundamental drawing approaches using various drawing media and techniques. Course work includes common projects focusing on teaching specific skills for ART, IAD, and GRD majors. These include the study of perspective, color, and rapid visualization drawing. Other studio projects and sketchbooks involve the students in the creative expression possible through drawing. Research, writing assignments, and critiques develop students' abilities to think critically about their own work and the subject area.

ART 102 Foundation Drawing II (3) A/CAM
Prerequisite(s): ART 101 or equivalent
This course is designed to provide students with continued exploration of the principles of drawing. Students will explore new media and techniques not covered in Drawing I as well as continue to improve on skills they have learned. Projects will involve the use of color and encourage expressive use of each medium. A variety of tools, techniques and materials will be used during the semester. Examples of master drawings as well as previous students' work will be presented to illustrate concepts discussed in class.

ART 103 Foundation of Visual Thinking (3) A/CAM
Prerequisite(s): High School Drawing Recommended
This course is an introduction to the fundamental elements and principles of design. Assignments deal with an understanding of color, line, positive and negative shape and space, and the ability to think of a variety of visual problems in terms of organized relationships using traditional and digital media.

ART 106 Foundation 3-D Visual Communication (3) A/CAM
Prerequisite(s): High School Drawing Recommended
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of Three-Dimensional Design. Through a sequential analysis of form in space, students will develop projects that put into practice the most universal concepts of design. Projects will emphasize the importance of planning and craft. A variety of tools, techniques and materials will be used during the semester. Examples of master designers and sculptors as well as previous students' work will be presented to illustrate concepts discussed in class. Text readings along with individual and group discussions further understanding of the weekly assignments.

ART 110 Foundation Portfolio Review (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): ART 100 or Instructor Permission
This is a required course for all art and design freshmen. It is designed to give students guidance in the preparation of a portfolio for review by the art and design faculty at the end of the second semester. The portfolio must present specific examples of the student's best work from the Foundation sequence courses: ART 101 Drawing Foundation I, ART 102 Drawing Foundation II, ART 103 Foundation of Visual Thinking, ART 106 Foundation 3-D Visual Communication, GRD 104 Digital Literacy I, GRD 105 Digital Literacy II, and a writing sample from ART 100 Art and Design Foundation Seminar. Satisfactory completion of the Review is a requirement for graduation.

ART 121 World Art (3) A/CAM
World Art is a general survey of visual arts around the world with concentration on key western and eastern cultures, periods and artists, from prehistory to present day.

ART 123 Historic Preservation (3) A
The course is designed to provide an introduction to a working knowledge of Historic Preservation. Topics will include philosophy of preservation, architectural styles and research, preservation planning and zoning, roles of local, state and federal governments, advocacy, preservation economics, conservation techniques, and heritage tourism-course includes field trips and guest speakers.

ART 127 World Art:Magical & Spiritual (3) CAM
Survey of World Art I is a survey of visual arts and architecture around the world, from prehistory to 1400. Attention is given to the essential role of art in the religions and cultures of the world, as well as on formal and aesthetic issues. We will achieve this examination through classroom lecture and discussion, films, written assignments, a museum scavenger hunt, and a field trip.

ART 127H HON:World Art:Magical & Spiritual (0) CAM
Course description as stated in ART 127 (Honors Course)

ART 129 World Art:Heroes and Donors (3) CAM
Survey of World Art II is a survey of visual arts and architecture around the world, from 1400 to the present. Attention is given to the essential role of art in the religions and cultures of the world, as well as on formal and aesthetic issues. We will achieve this examination through classroom lecture and discussion, films, written assignments, a museum scavenger hunt, and a field trip.

ART 129H HON:World Art:Heroes and Donors (0) CAM
Course description as stated in ART 129 (Honors Course)

ART 140 Ceramics (3) A/CAM
Explores principles of working in clay using handbuilding methods: coil, slab, pinch, and drape. Includes study of clay traditions in pottery, sculpture, figure, narrative, decoration, mark making, and glazing.

ART 181 Basic Camera Techniques (3) A/CAM
This course is an introduction to the technological and aesthetic skills needed for photography. The course focus is on learning how to use digital cameras, or film equivalents, to produce color images. There is not a darkroom component to this course.

ART 201 Art Special Topics (3) A/CAM
Courses offered on an occasional basis to explore subject matter of special interest or timely relevance, often utilizing local exhibitions or themes.

ART 214 Comics & Narrative Art (3)
New Course
This course is an introductory course about Comics, Cartoons and Graphic Novels. This class uses both technical and artistic methods to explore the fundamentals of black & white comic narratives. Attention is also focused upon the specific writing techniques needed to develop stories, plots, characters, gags and punch lines. Course includes study of the history, traditions and genre classifications in comics.

ART 216 Watercolor (3) A/CAM
Prerequisite(s): High School Drawing Recommended
The course is an exploration of the special characteristics of watercolor as a painting medium for illustration and fine art. It is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the principles of watercolor painting including: color mixing, brush handling, composition, control of the medium and technique.

ART 217 Painting (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 101/Equiv
An introduction to fundamental painting concepts, tools, materials, and practices. Intensive exercises introduce students to both oil and acrylic paints: students choose one of the two to use for the second half of the semester. Projects are grounded in traditional methods while developing each student's individual approach to painting. Visits to exhibitions, readings and writing supplement studio practice.

ART 229 ART History:Special Topics (3) A
Utilizing timely exhibits at the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art, we will investigate photography of the early 20th century. Specific focus will be on Pictorialism and the emergence of straight photography.

ART 230 History of Design:Hand Made to Apple (3) A/CAM
A survey of visual communication from pre-history through the present. Emphasis is placed on the contemporary period focusing on graphic, industrial and environmental design. Lecture.

ART 231 Modern Art:Subconscious Lure (3) A/CAM
Over the course of this semester, we will examine a survey of European and American art from Neo-Classicism through Contemporary movements. Emphasis is placed on painting and sculpture, as well as photography, performance and video art, and some architecture. We will achieve this examination through classroom lecture and discussion, written assignments, exams, and a field trip.

ART 232 Art History:Women Artists (3) A/CAM
This course will investigate the position and contributions of women artists throughout the history of art. Lecture.

ART 234 Art History: Photography (3) A/CAM
Photographs have become an integral part of our world. It is hard to imagine a time without photographs. This course will take the learner to a time when photography was just a dream and bring them back to the present. Along the way, we will explore how photography came to become such an important part of our lives.

ART 239 American Art:Plucky Originality (3) A/CAM
Over the course of this semester, we will examine a survey of European and American art from Neo-Classicism through Contemporary movements. Emphasis is placed on painting and sculpture, as well as photography, performance and video art, and some architecture. We will achieve this examination through classroom lecture and discussion, written assignments, exams, and a field trip.

ART 243 Collage Workshop:Methods, Materials and Techniques (3) A
New Course
Prerequisite(s): ART 103
Course Description: An exploration of the endless possibilities of collage as an art form. Attention will be given to the multitude of materials and tools available, the various practical skills for developing and strengthening "by hand" technique/craft, methods for using collage as creative problem solving and/or personal expression, as well as the historical and conceptual ideas connected with the collage genre.

ART 244 Art History:Non-Western Survey (3) A
This course is a survey of Non-Western cultures: Africa, India and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Oceania, and Native America. We will study their artistic achievements from pre-historic through contemporary times as expressed in painting, sculpture, prints, and calligraphy as well as architecture, gardens, decorative arts, graphic arts and photography. Lecture.

ART 276 Introduction to Hot Glass (3) A
This course teaches the students the basic hand skills and mental processes necessary to manipulate molten glass into a pre-conceived form, as well as safety and health concerns. Slides, videos, discussions and independent research will introduce the students to the history of glass, the Studio glass Movement, and current glass art.

ART 278 Matisse & Picasso (3) A

ART 280 Principles of Animation (3) A
An introduction to the theory and practice of animated film. Includes the equipment and process needed to move from a creative idea to a creative film. Techniques include drawing on film, claymation, cutouts, pixillation, puppets, and computer generation.

ART 281 Digital Photography I (3) A/CAM
Photography 1 is an introduction to the technological and aesthetic skills needed for photography. Students will learn to use digital cameras to produce both color and black and white images. Photography is defined as writing with light. It has its own language. Through the creation and viewing of photographs students will learn how a photograph can impact themselves and the world in which they live.

ART 282 Alternative Film and Darkroom Processing (3)
This is an advanced darkroom course that emphasizes traditional and digital methods for producing photographic fine art. Traditional and experimental methods include, but are not limited to: cyanotype, hand coloring, liquid light, multiple image montage, tinting and toning, and digital printing.

ART 301 Figure Drawing (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 101
Basic drawing practice is applied to drawing the human form. Students work from male and female models. Emphasis is placed on advancement of drawing skills on all levels. Basic anatomy is covered, as is an advanced exploration of compositional and content issues involved in depicting the human figure in space.

ART 302 Advanced Drawing (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 101 and ART 102
Skills in drawing realistically and imaginatively are assumed. Exploration of advanced concepts, issues and strategies in drawing. Emphasis is on individual theme/statement development: class meetings are primarily critiques of outside work. Discussion and research of contemporary issues in drawing is ongoing throughout the semester.

ART 304 Sculpt Wkshp:Figure Modeling (3) A
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval
FIGURE MODELING: The course will focus exclusively on the figure. Students will work in a more traditional approach to figure sculpture: preparation drawings and clay maquettes will be done directly from observation of the figure; polymer resin casts will then be made from relief or three dimensional molds; surface finishing will complete the process.

ART 317 Painting Workshop (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 216 or ART 217 or Instructor Approval
Advanced development of painting concepts, paint handling, color knowledge, and composition. Critical emphasis is placed on the development of content and intention in the work of each individual. Class meetings are primarily critiques of outside work. Discussion, assigned reading and research of contemporary painting issues are ongoing throughout the semester. This course requires a mature level of painting discipline, self-motivation and commitment to painting.

ART 328D Fiber and Fabric (3) CAM
Textile art structures that incorporate both fiber and fabric manipulation in contemporary ways. Techniques may include (but are not limited to): collage, stitchery, applique, reverse applique ("mola"), quilting, and trapunto stuffing. Examination of work from the leading global practitioners and artists in textiles, while building on design ideas and creative processes will be the focus.

ART 330 Art Criticism (3) A/CAM
Art Criticism promotes critical thinking about aesthetics. Reading and writing art criticism are integral activities. The course explores the role of art in our culture. Field trips to area art galleries and museums are included. We will achieve these goals through classroom lecture and discussion, guest speakers, readings on the history of aesthetics and manners of discussing art, gallery visits and discussions, and writing progressively in-depth reviews and critiques of art.

ART 336 Sculpture Wkshp:Sustainable Mixed Media (3) A/CAM
This CORE course is designed for art and non-art majors. It is an elective course for the Sustainable Studies Minor. It blends sculptural methods and current technologies with traditions of the past. Participants will explore sustainable processes and materials. Beyond the making of art, emphasis will be placed on the conceptual… consideration of the effect of creation of this work on the planet’s resources. ART 336/536 will meet together.

ART 337 Pastel Landscape (1.5) A
New Course
Students discover creative possibilities and techniques of drawing in pastel and investigate strategies for producing vibrant images using this expressive medium. The principles of landscape design, perspective and color theory will complement the experience of direct observation in natural settings.

ART 339 Oil Painting Landscape:En Plein Air (1.5) A
New Course
Students discover the unique experience of oil painting outside the studio and investigate strategies for capturing light and color with paint. The principles of landscape design, perspective, proportion and color theory will complement the experience of direct observation in natural settings.

ART 341 Ceramics Workshop:Using The Wheel (3) A/CAM
A multilevel course that accommodates beginning work on the potters wheel, as well as advanced throwing and handbuilding, surface decorating, use of multiple clay bodies, glazemaking, loading and firing kilns. Emphasis on developing personal style and expression in claywork in addition to control and participation in production from start to finish. May be taken more than once for development of individual skills in any of the above categories.

ART 347 Drawing on Fabric (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 101, ART 103 or Instructor Approval
Direct application of pigments on cloth using pastels, markers, paints and various tools; also, fabric manipulation.

ART 349 Professional Prep for Artist (3)
New Course
This course for art majors and minors shifts the focus to an emphasis on professional practices to prepare the student artist for an active art life after graduation. Utilizing texts such as Art, Inc. along with fieldtrips, hands-on learning experiences, and a variety of professional mentors, student artists will engage in topics including photographing work, portfolios, artist CVs and resumes, writing about and for art, exhibiting and selling work, and various educational and career opportunities. Overall, Art 349 N1's goal is to support, mentor, and critique fine arts/art majors and minors in an informative, creative, and developmental process. Through an introduction to many of the aspects that play a role in the life of a professional working artist, this course seeks to assist the growth and evolution of each student's individual art practice from the studio to work habits and life strategies that will serve their calling.

ART 350C Independent Study (1-3)
Independent Study Course. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 350E Independent Study (1-3)
Independent Study Course. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 350I Independent Study (1-3)
Independent Study Course. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 350L Independent Study (1-3)
Independent Study Course. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 350M Independent Study (1-3)
Independent Study Course. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 350P Independent Study (1-3)
Independent Study Course. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 362 Printmaking Workshop:Methods Survey (3) A/CAM
Prerequisite(s): High School Drawing Recommended
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of relief, intaglio and planographic printmaking processes. These processes involve the use of various tools and materials to print images from vinyl, wood and linoleum blocks, metal and stone. Through hands-on experience, students will put into action printmaking techniques that are demonstrated in class and outlined in handouts. The relationship between drawing, design and printmaking is also a focus of the course.

ART 365 Internship in Gallery Management (1-3) A
Prerequisite(s): Gallery Director's Signature
Practical problems in gallery work: contacting artists, handling contracts, sales; practice in management of an art gallery. Limited to selected students.

ART 367 Fabric Printing (3) A
Prerequisite(s): One college art studio course or web approval by instructor
Images are transformed from printing plates to cloth. Processes may include (but are not limited to) relief, stencil, monoprinting, cyanotype, photo transfer, marbleizing, screenprinting (film-cut, photographic emulsion).

ART 368 Fabric Dyeing (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 101, ART 103 or Instructor Approval
Use of fiber-reactive dyes on cloth, processes may include (but are not limited to) batik with wax resist; direct painting with wax, gutta, other resists; thickened dyes, sized fabric; compression dyeing.

ART 380 Digital Photography II:Advanced Photoshop and Lightroom Techniques (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 281 or instructor Approval
The fundamentals of digital photography are explored using Adobe PhotoShop. Topics include, but are not limited to: cameras, scanners, printers, software, and copyright concerns. Individual students do not need a digital camera.

ART 381 Advanced Photography Workshop (3) A
Prerequisite(s): ART 281 or Instructor Approval
Advanced photographic skills are explored with a focus on lighting, portfolio development, professional development, and studio use. This course may be taken more than once.

ART 395 Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)
Pre-Thesis Independent Study. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 395E Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)
Pre-Thesis Independent Study. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 395I Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)
Pre-Thesis Independent Study. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 395L Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)
Pre-Thesis Independent Study. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 395M Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)
Pre-Thesis Independent Study. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 396 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Parallel (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
An art-related work experience supervised by an art faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation and evaluation. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated up to nine credit hours.

ART 400 Senior Art Seminar (1)
A reading, thinking, writing, and discussion course to fulfill the Capstone requirement. It is taken concurrently with the Senior Thesis (ART 495, GRD 456, or IND 410) requirement. This course focuses on the ability of Art majors to define their Liberal Arts Education in relationship to their artist self, to the six Baccalaureate level core curriculum Learning Outcomes, and to the role of contemporary artists and designers in the world.

ART 490 Advanced Studio Problems (1-3)
Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor and Chairperson
Problems in studio arts under supervision of a faculty member. Learning contract required.

ART 495 Thesis (3)
Prerequisite(s): Art majors only; Previous experience and/or advanced work in thesis area
Concurrent requisite(s): ART 400
In-depth independent study, research and application in a specific field of visual art, chosen by the student, approved by the art faculty resulting in a culminating exhibit in the senior year. Required for a degree in art as evidence of the student's ability to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired at the college level. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 495E Thesis (3)
In-depth independent study, research and application in a specific field of visual art, chosen by the student, approved by the art faculty resulting in a culminating exhibit in the senior year. Required for a degree in art as evidence of the student's ability to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired at the college level. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 495I Thesis (3)
In-depth independent study, research and application in a specific field of visual art, chosen by the student, approved by the art faculty resulting in a culminating exhibit in the senior year. Required for a degree in art as evidence of the student's ability to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired at the college level. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 495L Thesis (3)
In-depth independent study, research and application in a specific field of visual art, chosen by the student, approved by the art faculty resulting in a culminating exhibit in the senior year. Required for a degree in art as evidence of the student's ability to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired at the college level. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 495M Thesis (3)
In-depth independent study, research and application in a specific field of visual art, chosen by the student, approved by the art faculty resulting in a culminating exhibit in the senior year. Required for a degree in art as evidence of the student's ability to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired at the college level. Learning Contract and Approval of Art Department Chair Required.

ART 496 Co-Op:Alternating(FT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
An art-related work experience supervised by an art faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation and evaluation. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated up to nine credit hours.

GRD 104 Digital Literacy I (1)
The focus of this course is on developing a proficiency using the current software in the field of communication design. The software is just one half of the puzzle. The other half is understanding how they are used in a creative problem solving environment. The applications covered include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Proficiency will be attained through a series of exercises specific to each software program. Students will be introduced to illustration, layout image manipulation and the cross-functionality of each.

GRD 105 Digital Literacy II (1)
The focus of this course is navigating and designing within open source websites for both personal and professional use. We will also explore other non-HTML site generating opportunities. Computer proficiency and entry level design sensibilities will be attained through a series of technical problem solving exercises specific to open source website creation.

GRD 206 Digital Design (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART/GRD/IAD 103
This course focuses on the computer tools used in graphic design. The student will be introduced to layout, illustration, and image manipulation software, their individual strengths, and how they can be used together. There will be a review of the computing options at the Mount (software & hardware), as well as the output options on and off campus. The applications that will be covered are InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Throughout the semester, production procedures geared toward final output will be covered as well as the concerns and responsibilities of using the computer as a design tool. During the semester the student will do exercises covering the techniques discussed in class. After learning each program the student will do a project which will evaluate their proficiency in using it as both a production and a design tool. The final project will require the use of all three programs together.

GRD 207 Digital Literacy III (1)
The focus of this course is advanced InDesign user techniques including multi-page layout design and methodology, ebook development, print, web, PDF's and production. Students will move through the whole process from design to final production. This course is designed for students to problem solve, generate concept sketches, create multiple layouts, illustrate and design. Final production and tight deadlines will start to prepare students for a job in the design industry.

GRD 250 Typography I (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART/GRD/IAD 103
This course will introduce students to traditional letterform design and typographic composition. Classical type styles will be identified and drawn by hand. An overview of the history typography and letterform design will be investigated.

GRD 251 Advanced Typography:Problem Solving (3)
Prerequisite(s): GRD 250
This course will advance students in letterform design and typographic composition. Innovative type styles will be identified and drawn digitally. This course will use the computer lab extensively for investigation and experimentation with classic and non-traditional layout techniques. The industry standard software programs will be thoroughly analyzed.

GRD 253 Digital Illustration (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART/GRD/IAD 103/Equiv
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of digital illustration. It includes exploration of creating imagery using Adobe Illustrator, starting with exercises to learn the software and advancing to varied illustration and graphic design projects.

GRD 255 Graphic Form (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART 103/Equiv
Graphic Form covers symbolic communication through the generation of both pictorial and abstract visual symbols. Concepts covered in this course include graphic translation, media exploration, communication of content through abstract form, and designing symbol systems. Emphasis is placed on conceptual thinking and visual problem-solving skills. The primary objectives are for the student to develop a variety of solutions to visual communication problems, learn new design methodologies, understand the importance of each step of the design process, employ the design process and develop skills in critical assessment of their own work as well as others.

GRD 270 Web Design (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART 103/Equiv
Web Design introduces the student to designing for on-screen viewing. The difference between print design and interactive design will be discussed. Through a series of exercises the student will gain the knowledge to design a functional website by the end of the course. Students will work with the software programs Dreamweaver and MUSE while developing a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

GRD 350 Hand to Pixel (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART 103 and GRD 104
This workshop explores traditional hand materials with bitmap and vector techniques through a variety of processes. We will look at how these materials can both shape and influence visual communication. Creative exploration is promoted and students must be willing to work beyond the constraints of the computer. Students will complete a series of assignments that investigate different approaches to synthesizing hand and pixel into design pieces of art. This class will cover the creation of elaborate imagery with digital tools (including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), and with a variety of hand methods to explore the dynamic interaction between different medias to produce a new expression for communication.

GRD 351 Design Narrative (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART/GRD/IAD 103/Equiv
This course introduces the student to creating narrative (i.e. telling a story) by sequencing type and/or image through time using Adobe Creative Suite software. Digital animation is the main focus of this course, using the Adobe After Effects software.

GRD 353 Typography II (3)
Prerequisite(s): GRD 250/Equiv
This course advances students' understanding and application of the core concepts of typographic organization, including typographic hierarchy, grid systems, designing a series, pacing, flow, and sequential viewing. Emphasis is placed on exploring type and image interaction to give form and meaning to a variety of messages and ideas.

GRD 355 Information Graphics (3)
Prerequisite(s): ART 103/Equiv
This course will introduce third year graphic design students to principles of visual semantics. Students will explore and discover the interaction of ideas, form, and typography through an information graphic. Concepts such as Dynamic Symmetry and Visual Semantics will be thoroughly investigated.

GRD 356 Brand Identity Design (3)
Prerequisite(s): GRD 355
Brand Identity Design encompasses the symbolic and typographic development of an identity using informed design choices around what a brand should stand for in the hearts and minds of the intended audience. Included in project work for this course is symbol design, logotype design, and evolving the brand identity to print and/or online touchpoints.

GRD 370 Advanced Web & Interactive Design (3)
Prerequisite(s): GRD 352/Equiv
Advanced Web and Interactive Design will focus on high-end web design and its interactive capabilities. This course is structure for upper level students (junior or above). A basic knowledge of HTML or Adobe Dreamweaver is necessary for this course to be successful for the student. The software program Adobe Flash will be investigated. The student will design and publish to the World Wide Web a sophisticated multi-level Web Site implementing the latest techniques in Motion Graphics.

GRD 396 Co-Op:Parallel (PT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
An art-related work experience supervised by an art faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation and evaluation. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated up to nine credit hours.

GRD 400 Senior Design Seminar (1)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): Senior Status in Graphic Design Program
This capstone seminar is designed to integrate the courses of the Graphic Design major with the core curriculum. Course content will be based upon the following spring's senior degree topic, including studying this theme from the multiple perspectives of the six baccalaureate learning outcomes that have been an integral part of students' college learning experience. Planned activities include reading, research, writing discourse, and presentation. Course learning will serve as the basis for each student's spring senior degree campaign and exhibit. Documented material from this course will also be used to assess program effectiveness.

GRD 400S Serv Lrng:Senior Design Seminar:Capstone (1) EXP
New Course
Concurrent requisite(s): GRD 400
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

GRD 455 Professional Portfolio (3)
Prerequisite(s): GRD 356
The development of an identity, design system and collateral pieces for a client; includes emphasis on type & image theory, process work, file preparation and presentation techniques.

GRD 456 Senior Degree Project (3)
Prerequisite(s): GRD 455
In-depth supervised research and design of a campaign developed by the students from their portfolio of college studies; culminates in these exhibit; includes LAS caption reflection paper.

GRD 470 Web & Interactive Design Seminar (3)
Prerequisite(s): GRD 370 or instructor approval
Students will prepare final program summation. The students will present written and visual documentation of a significant interactive project. Projects and discussions, outside consultants to visit and give advice to the students.

GRD 496 Co-Op:Alternating (FT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
An art-related work experience supervised by an art faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation and evaluation. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated up to nine credit hours.