ART 336-601 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN Comprehensive survey of graphic design history from prehistory to the present. Topics include the influence of social and political world events, changing technology, important innovators and media evolution on print communications. B.A. and B.F.A. Prerequisite: Art 201. Non-major Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ART 104-701 ART APPRECIATION Wide-ranging introduction to the visual arts that focuses primarily on the art and architecture of Western Civilization. Topics include art theory, visual perception, subject matter and content, art-making media and techniques, the creative process and the relation of art to its historical and cultural context. Does not meet art major core requirements for art history. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
ART 226-001 GRAPHIC DESIGN I Introduction to graphic design as a specialized arts medium that integrates text and images to communicate specific messages to diverse viewers. Covers the history of graphic design, principles of visual communication and image creation, and the use of specialized computer software to solve basic graphic design problems. Prerequisites: 121, 130, 201. Six hours per week.
ART 227-001 DIGITAL DESIGN & LAYOUT Introduction for non-graphic design majors to the principles of graphic design and layout, and to the basic software packages used in graphic design. Designed to help fine arts majors prepare and present images of their artwork in a professional manner, and should be taken in the junior or senior year. Major Prerequisites: ART 121, 130, 201 and either 129 or 229; no prerequisites for non-majors. Six hours per week.