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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ART 204 Introduction to Graphic Design

3 Credit(s)

This course introduces software for vector and bitmap image editing, page layout and screen based media,.  Students are introduced to some of the basic design principles and technical processes used by print and interactive designers, illustrators, and photographers.  Exercises, lectures, and projects focus on understanding the purpose of specific file formats, the use of grids, typeface choices, color mode selection, and digital image rendering techniques. Issues relating to computer capacities, hardware, software and connectivity are covered.  Required of all majors and Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia minors.  ITAS minor elective.  Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.