Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GDES 210 - Graphic Design I

(SA+D only)

An introduction to visual thinking with an exploration of graphic design principles and practices, concept development, typography, composition, process, vocabulary, materials, and methods. Students develop problem-solving skills, creating, combining, and manipulating text and images while employing traditional and electronic design techniques. PREREQUISITE(S): ARTT 100 , ARTT 102  and ARTT 105 ; or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly GD 210.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply the creative process of making thumbnail sketches, roughs and comprehensives.
  • Employ formal elements and principles of art and design.
  • Utilize the specialized language of art and design when discussing one’s own work as well as the work of others.
  • Analyze type and image selection and appropriateness for individual projects.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of traditional and digital graphic design tools.
  • Recognize the importance of grid systems and hierarchy of information in visual communication.
  • Apply measurement systems and terminology used by typographers and graphic designers.
  • Develop an understanding of the creative accomplishments of other people and cultures, past and present in the development of graphic design.

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