Art & Design (ARTD) Courses

ARTD 110 Creative Suite
3 hours. This course is an introduction to industry-standard graphic design applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 200 Design Process and Thinking
3 hours. An examination of the variety of structures, processes, and methods designers use to create ideas, overcome obstacles, and engage audiences. Problem identification, creative strategy, ethnography, and research methods are considered as students explore a variety of approaches to ideation and creation.

ARTD 211 Illustration and Logo Craft
1 hour. Building on skills developed in Creative Suite, this project-based course focuses on the creation and technical execution of vector-based design and illustration. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 110 Creative Suite.

ARTD 212 Image Construction and Photoshop
1 hour. Building on skills developed in Creative Suite, this project-based course focuses on intermediate to advanced techniques employed in the creation of raster-based images for use in illustration and design projects. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 110 Creative Suite.

ARTD 213 Digital Layout
1 hour. Building on sills developed in Creative Suite, this project-based course focuses on intermediate to advanced techniques that pertain to the layout and creation of flat, multi-page, and digital works of design. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 110 Creative Suite.

ARTD 220 Typography
3 hours. An introduction to typography including type history, typefaces, type selection, layout, the use of type in effective designs, and creative approaches to using type. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 110 Creative Suite.

ARTD 240 Graphic Design/Visual Communication for Non-Majors
3 hours. This course provides the non-designer with an overview of the principles and practices that govern commercial visual communication. In addition to an introduction to the industry-standard Adobe software products employed in production, students will learn how to work successfully with professionals within the broader field of visual communications. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 250 Print and Packaging
3 hours. A focused study of design for printed 2D and 3D objects. Topics include project ideation, paper qualities, technical execution, working with print templates, document preparation, and the creation of production-ready work. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 220 Typography.

ARTD 270 Web Design I
3 hours. An introduction to web design that covers content, design, and front-end web development, including HTML, CSS, and standard user interface models. Students will review best practices in visual communication and engage in hand-coding while exploring site production methods, design models and creating functional web pages. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 110 Creative Suite.

ARTD 275 Design Internship
3 hours. The student will engage in career-related internships for Design which provide on-site work at an approved business or organization site.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

ARTD 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. A lecture/studio class that deals with areas of interest and specialty in design. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 295 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Designed to give emphasis for the serious art student to allow for further individual study in a medium or area in which no further courses are available, and/or to allow for study in an area for which the student may already have some background and in which no course currently is offered.

ARTD 351 Motion Graphics
3 hours.The course is focused on kinetic typography, video compositing and visual effects. It includes the primary tools, concepts, workflows and practices of digital and time-based media. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 110 Creative Suite.

ARTD 360 Illustration I
3 hours.This course is a study of personal styles and professional illustration skills in a graphic design and commercial context. Students will learn the technical processes of research and image creation as they apply to story telling in commercial applications. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ARTS 111 Drawing I and ARTD 110 Creative Suite.

ARTD 363 History of Visual Communication
3 hours.This course surveys graphic communication through history, and the impact of technology on the visual qualities of graphic design, advertising, fashion, media, architecture and industrial design. Beginning with prehistoric petroglyphs and concluding with the World Wide Web, this course will examine how culture shapes the practice of graphic design as well as how design shapes its corresponding culture. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 373 Creative Action Studio
3 hours.An applied studio of design theory and the way that design projects impact community. Students will research, plan and propose projects to better communities based on discussions of the social, cultural, environmental and communal impact of design. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 383 Interaction Design
3 hours.This course focuses on the design for interactive objects and experiences. Topics include navigation, information architecture, user experience, development of effective interfaces, and kinetic design. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 220 Typography

ARTD 393 Design in Practice
2-3 hours. This course couples a 1 or 2-hour student internship or professional experience with a 1-hour seminar that explores workplace communication and problem solving. Additionally, students will gain exposure to common business practices such as the development of contracts, estimates, invoices, accounting, promotion, and project management.
Prerequisite: Junior status or instructor approval.

ARTD 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 417 Business of Design
3 hours. This course explores standard business procedures commonly associated with the practice of design. Students will study various types of design practices, financial management and compensation, ethical practices, professional development, legal liability and issues related to licensing and certification. The management of a typical design project will be studied, including writing proposals and contracts, specifications, bidding procedures, budgets, construction schedules, vendor negotiations and collaboration, and project administration.

ARTD 453 Systems and Identity
3 hours. In this exploration of visual thinking and systematic approaches to graphic design including brand development, identity systems and generative design methods, students will develop, design and present projects with clear communicative goals. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 220 Typography.

ARTD 461 Illustration II
3 hours. Applied illustration projects that allow for exploration of approaches to design across a variety of self-selected media. Students in this course are encouraged to develop a personal approach to illustration through a process of research, making, evaluating, presenting, and reflecting on their work. Creative strategy, content, technique, media, and subject matter will vary based on the semester and the students. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 360 Illustration I.

ARTD 462 Dimensional Illustration
3 hours. This course explores the creation of new media imagery in multi-dimensional digital space including 3D and 4D approaches to illustration. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 110 Creative Suite and ARTD 360 Illustration I.

ARTD 471 Web Design II
3 hours. This course builds on the content from web design I and offer a particular focus on responsive design that translates between screen sizes and devices. Students will critically examine the structure and functionality of traditional websites, learn advanced techniques, challenge common practices while proposing alternative models, and engage in the development of multi-page websites. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 270 Web Design I.

ARTD 475 Design Internship
3 hours. The student will engage in career-related internships for design which provide on-site work at an approved business or organization site. Course can be taken up to three times for a total of 9 elective credit hours. Pass/No Pass.
Prerequisite: instructor permission.

ARTD 481 Collaborative Design I
3 hours. Applied design projects that allow students to work collaboratively with regional clients. Within this course, students will work in teams as they move projects from concept and quote to preparation for production. Designers will develop work across a variety of media and learn to manage client relationships while producing work that meets the needs of real audiences. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: Junior status.

ARTD 482 Collaborative Design II
3 hours. A revisitation of Collaborative Design I with the increased expectation of leadership and creative direction of teams. Students will operate as creative directors, leading teams of fellow students as they explore leadership, ideation, and collaboration strategies. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 481 Collaborative Design I.

ARTD 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. A lecture/studio class that deals with areas of interest in design. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 492 Portfolio Development
2 hours. This course focuses on the organization and preparation of a portfolio showcasing a student's creative work in preparation for employment in the field of design. Students will explore visual composition and organization, document assembly methods and various reproduction image management techniques. Computer photo editing and printing are used to create a paper and digital portfolio. The implications of a professional portfolio to gain employment is emphasized.
Prerequisite: Art major with senior status, or by permission.

ARTD 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Designed to give emphasis for the serious art student to allow for further individual study in a medium or area in which no further courses are available, and/or to allow for study in an area for which the student may already have some background and in which no course currently is offered.