Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Oct 06, 2022  
Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GDES 124 - Fundamentals of Graphic Design II


(R only)

A continuing examination of elements of design, spatial relationships, typography, and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for print and web applications. PREREQUISITE(S): GDES 121  or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

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

  • Identify major markets, trends, and uses for graphic design such as publication, web, poster, direct mail, and branding.
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills for print and web visual communication.
  • Apply elements and principles of design to graphic designs.
  • Demonstrate professional presentation practices.
  • Illustrate and interpret a corporate identity package.
  • Complete solutions to visual communication problems.
  • Define, distinguish, and discriminate targeted audiences.
  • Employ electronic media to execute design projects.
  • Practice creative typographic skills in letter spacing and word spacing.
  • Perform with a degree of skill a typographic solution to a visual communication problem.
  • Perform with a degree of skill designing page layouts using a grid.
  • Apply a hierarchy of information using typography and imagery in a visual communication.
  • Describe business practices such as copyright, contracts, ownership, and fees.


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