VRTS197C: Introduction to Graphic Design

Visual Arts
Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
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Graphic design is art and practice of marrying words and images to communicate unique ideas or experiences. There are applications for design across the print and digital worlds, and students explore key design programs including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Focusing on creating self-promotional materials, students learn how to develop and refine concepts, understand file requirements for print and digital products, create basic typography, and design final usable products. Students develop thoughtful solutions that they produce as final products in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows environment