DSGN 111 | Design View | 3

Introduction to design thinking and how design practice affects everyday life in a diversity of cultures (graphic, industrial, architectural, fashion). Course will be a mixture of lectures with guest speakers as well as exams and assignments. Lecture format.

DSGN 211 | Foundations of Visual Communication | 3

Issues and topics related to the development of visual communication/graphic design with emphasis on the development of typographic and print culture.

DSGN 220 | Visual Communication I | 4

Introduction to and exploration of visual thinking experiences and the translation of ideas into sketches and drawings representing solutions to visual communication problems. Includes studies in graphic ideation, graphic languages, object drawing, orthographic views, perspective, the visualization process and storyboarding.
Prerequisites: Major status.

DSGN 240 | Visual Communication II | 4

Introduction and exploration of visual literacy elements and principles. Emphasis on how these elements and principles are applied in visual communication problems pertaining to both graphic design and typography. Course will incorporate hands-on projects covering both analog and digital techniques of image and type manipulation. Lecture/lab.
Prerequisites: Major status.

DSGN 249 | Graphic Design Concepts | 4

Introductory course in layout, design, and software with an emphasis on typography. Course incorporates hands-on projects covering both analog and digital techniques of image and type manipulation. Lecture/Lab. For non-majors only.

DSGN 250 | Visual Communication III | 4

Introduction and exploration of the basic principles, processes, and materials of three-dimensional forms. Emphasis on how these elements and principles are applied in visual communication problems and the selection and use of materials with an emphasis on paper. Course will incorporate hands-on projects in 3D visualization and construction. Lecture/lab.
Prerequisites: Major status.

DSGN 260 | Visual Communication IV | 4

Introduction and exploration of the basic principles of time-based media, integration of design principles and elements, time and sequence, and methods of storytelling. Lecture/lab.
Prerequisites: Major status.