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Graphic Design

  • Builds Portfolio Pieces
  • Fosters Creativity and Emphasizes Good Design
  • Develops Conceptual and Technical Skills

Courses in graphic design prepare students to practice professionally with a foundation of study rooted in theory and history, a mastery of studio visual communication methods, and real-world project experience delivering the knowledge and skills to develop conceptually and visually. Content is focused on cultivating creativity and mastering software skills necessary to be competitive in the field.

Adobe InDesign CC

Engage with desktop publishing options, illustrative techniques, and imaging possibilities using Adobe InDesign.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Adobe Photoshop CC

Gain the skills, techniques, and know-how to design, manipulate, enhance, and repurpose digital images using Adobe Photoshop CC.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Creative Visual Language: Meaning and Branding

Discover how symbols are defined and how to use them in strategic branding across media platforms and cultures.

2017 Spring
1 section

Design Principles

Explore the basic design principles and sources of design inspiration fundamental to all visual arts.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Visual Communication and Graphic Design

Gain a thorough understanding of what graphic design is, and learn by working through the design process on a series of projects.

2017 Summer
1 section

Creative Visual Expression with Typography

Develop an understanding of type’s anatomy, terminology, organization, and relationship with other graphic elements.

2017 Spring
1 section

Adobe Illustrator CC

Familiarize yourself with Adobe Illustrator tools, interface, and palettes.

Branding and Identity Design

This course surveys how words, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism help brands to stand out among competitors across multiple platforms.

Business Law for Design Professionals

If your career is in the creative arts, you need to know what your rights are and how to protect yourself—this course shows you how.

Design Thinking for Innovation

Learn what design thinking is and how to use it to drive innovation and problem solving.