Graphic Design (MFA) Course Descriptions

Classes

Credits

Advanced Transmedia Studio 7

3

The overall intent and direction of each of the sections of this trio of courses is determined by the instructors who teach them. They, individually, bring different professional interests, experiences, and areas of expertise to each section. However, students can be assured that, as a group, all of these instructors are able to inform, direct, and mentor in a wide range of subject areas. While some instructors may take the traditional role of "teacher", others may prefer to act as design director, giving students a professional design office experience.

Course number: GRFX-602
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-501, Graduate Studio 1;

Archetype Bending the Rules

3

Students will be asked to explore and push boundaries of typography. Students will go through several analog experiments and layout exercises that reinforce their understanding of the layout and the use of type. These will be realized using traditional letterpress typesetting and printing techniques, and as well as investigating type and letterforms through alternative methods such as lino-cuts and mask printing. Students will have to slow down and rethink how one might develop design concepts using the forms and gestures inherent in this analog process.

Course number: GMGX-608
Prerequisite: Take GPRT-103, Type 1: Fundamentals -OR- INT-111, Type 1: Foundation

Archetype Graduate Studio

3

A deeper-dive into the relevancy of analog typography to the creative landscape. As an extension to graduate studies, the studio will be a space for discussion of the changing use of language within historical contexts. Students will be will be asked to examine the use of typography in their practice, and what they can learn from analogue methodologies. Students will go through several analog experiments that expands their understanding of type + meaning. This section is ideal for all Graduate-level students

Course number: GMGX-607
Prerequisite: n/a

Comm Des 3: Narrative & Scale

3

Introduces narrative sequence through temporal or spatial means. Messaging in 3 moves or more (images, screens, pages, sentences) or in 3 dimensions. Media agnostic (students may choose an appropriate medium/method). Builds on CD1+2 but adds serial/multiple communication. Deals with series/stories/sequences/choices/transitions. Project types: Messaging in sequence. Multiple pages or screens. Image or language sequences. Storyboards. Interaction or navigation choices. More complex grids. Multi-page documents. Motion

Course number: GRFX-506
Prerequisite: n/a

Comm Des 4: Identity Systems

3

Course description and learning outcome: Developing a graphic voice for client or message. Consistency of voice through different media/contexts. Importance of design as editing (research, content forms) and designer as author of content. May involve branding. More complex problems than CD 1, 2, 3. Media agnostic. Opens up to communicating solutions in print, packaging, motion, interactive, environmental, 3D. Project types: Longer more in depth projects, 1 or 2 per term. Possibility of student-generated projects aligned to their individual interests or in collaboration with work in another class. Maybe all students work on a different project. ie. A theme is given but they must develop/generate content themselves.

Course number: GRFX-511
Prerequisite: n/a

Cross-Media Strategies

3

This course is a studio that promotes the realization of an idea or branding initiative across multiple media, including cultural change and actions. A solution may involve print, identity, web, interactive, and environmental options. It may also be realized with social action or programmatic solutions. Students will choose the subject matter and reach a specified goal across all and any media or practice.

Course number: GRFX-606
Prerequisite: n/a

Cross-Media Strategies

3

This course is a studio that promotes the realization of an idea or branding initiative across multiple media, including cultural change and actions. A solution may involve print, identity, web, interactive, and environmental options. It may also be realized with social action or programmatic solutions. Students will choose the subject matter and reach a specified goal across all and any media or practice.

Course number: GRFX-607
Prerequisite: n/a

DB: LinkedIn Learning 2.0

2

Digital Basics: LinkedIn Learning 2.0 is a self-directed course completely taught online. It covers the advanced principles of 2D design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. It leverages the unique relationship Art Center has with LinkedIn Learning to educate students via a select set of online videos and tutorials. Students watch the videos, learn the content and are tested at the end of the term. Homework is assigned and there is a midterm and final check-in to test skills learned.

Course number: GRFX-550
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-500, Digital Basics: Lynda.com or GRFX-100, ADT-102, IXD-103

DB: LinkedIn Learning 2.0

2

Digital Basics: LinkedIn Learning 2.0 is a self-directed course completely taught online. It covers the advanced principles of 2D design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. It leverages the unique relationship Art Center has with LinkedIn Learning to educate students via a select set of online videos and tutorials. Students watch the videos, learn the content and are tested at the end of the term. Homework is assigned and there is a midterm and final check-in to test skills learned.

Course number: GMGX-550
Prerequisite: n/a

DB: Linkedin Learning 1.0

1

The Graduate Digital Basics: Linkedin Learning 1.0 course provides a recap of Adobe Creative Suite products: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. The course also covers fundamentals of graphic design history, typography, grids, and logo design.

Course number: GRFX-500
Prerequisite: n/a

DB: Linkedin Learning 1.0

1

The Graduate Digital Basics: Linkedin Learning 1.0 course provides a recap of Adobe Creative Suite products: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. The course also covers fundamentals of graphic design history, typography, grids, and logo design.

Course number: GMGX-500
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Research and Strategy

3

Designers use research as a critical component of the design process to establish a strong problem foundation, to discover fresh, uncharted opportunities, and to test their design hypotheses. This course focuses on methods for design-centric research as an integral component of the design process that can be used in the strategic process.

Course number: GMGX-556
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Research and Strategy

3

Designers use research as a critical component of the design process to establish a strong problem foundation, to discover fresh, uncharted opportunities, and to test their design hypotheses. This course focuses on methods for design-centric research as an integral component of the design process that can be used in the strategic process.

Course number: GRFX-556
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-551, Graduate Studio 2

Design Research/Strategy

3

Designers use research as a critical component of the design process to establish a strong problem foundation, to discover fresh, uncharted opportunities, and to test their design hypotheses. This course focuses on methods for design-centric research as an integral component of the design process that can be used in the strategic process.

Course number: GRFX-603
Prerequisite: n/a

Entrepreneurship

3

An entrepreneur is a true innovator, someone who recognizes opportunities and organizes the resources needed to take advantage of them. Henry Kaiser, the steel and automotive magnate, said that entrepreneurs "Find a need and fill it." Entrepreneurship is about hard work, reducing risk, and promoting a simple solution. Entrepreneurs have a "prove it" attitude and pursue a complete understanding of how their product works. Entrepreneurs leave nothing to chance.

Course number: GRFX-605
Prerequisite: n/a

Final Thesis Review

0

A continuation of the MFA graduate thesis process.

Course number: GRFX-650
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-601, Graduate Thesis 1

Final Thesis Review

0

A continuation of the MFA graduate thesis process.

Course number: GMGX-650
Prerequisite: n/a

Grad Design Atlas

3

Students will work on a term long project investigating lesser known areas of typography and graphic design. Examples include: art, vernacular signage, ephemera, type in film, historic documents, self published zines, packaging, etc. Students will have the opportunity to work in more than one language. While each student will focus on their own individual interests, outcomes will be presented collectively. All members of the class will contribute to designatlas.info, an online resource for teachers and students. In addition, each student will produce a small printed publication. The class will include field trips to local archives and guest lectures. Students will gain experience in: self initiated work, deep research, recognizing lesser known design histories, critical analysis, understanding context, curation, editing, documentation, archiving, publishing, teaching, expanding the design canon. Pre-requisites: 2 year students: Grad Type 1, 3 year students: Typography 2

Course number: GRFX-610
Prerequisite: n/a

Grad Thesis 1: Portfolio Lab

3

This class is a lab to explore and complete work for Grad Thesis 1. Grad Thesis 1 assignment: 1. In this class students will work with a "real world" client. The clients include: Mohawk Paper, KPCC, JPL, and possibly one other. Each client will have a specific need that should be identified. Teams of six students will be assigned to each client. These teams will research and develop the strategy for the client. This will include the parameters of the project, communication goals, and suggested deliverables. Upon agreement of these items, each student will individually design the solutions based on his or her interpretation of the criteria and needs. The client will present the issues and answer questions week 1. They will return at mid-term week 7 for review and comments. The final options will be presented to the client week 14.

Course number: GMGX-611L
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate 3D Motion Graphics

3

This course introduces you to 3D design and animation techniques using Cinema 4D. By creating an animated project, you will learn 3D modeling, lighting, textures, effects and animation. You will consider the creation of 3D elements used for compositing and learn the post-treatment process of 3D renderings. Graduate-level students are expected to provide more comprehensive research than undergrads and a written 500 word statement related to the project. Prerequisite: GMGX-514 Graduate Motion Design 1

Course number: GMGX-614
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-514, Graduate Motion Design 1

Graduate Editorial

3

In this class students are asked to develop the name and content for their own magazine project, designing a format and stylistic model for a full issue as well as several sample covers. Emphasis is placed upon the seamless integration of type and imagery, with an attention to typographic detailing, as well as the selection, editing and art direction of photography and illustration. Innovative content development and narrative structures are explored with a view to creating fresh and stimulating publications.

Course number: GRFX-608
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Font Design 1

3

From this class you will gain a working knowledge of how letterforms are created and collected to create a font. We will focus primarily on the construction of individual letters. To understand this process, we will begin with looking at the act of handwriting. However, this is not a calligraphy class, we are merely utilizing some of the same tools. The method of handwriting to construct letterforms dates back many centuries and yet it is still utilized in contemporary font design. This method will help you understand the intrinsic nature of each letterform that you will, in turn, be able to expand on and create an original typeface. Our process over the term will include pen and paper exercises that will be translated into digital form via the font creation software, Glyphs. Eventually, you will venture into your own personal font, and by term's end, you will have completed a full-functioning font that will be applied to a specimen poster as well as its process documented via a binder. The goal of the class is to foster an appreciation of letterform creation while you develop a keen sensitivity to typographic details. Graduate-level students are expected to provide more comprehensive research than undergrads and a written 500 word statement related to the project. Prerequisite: . For 3Year students = GMGX-551 Grad Studio 2 . For 2Year students = GMGX-601 Grad Studio 3

Course number: GMGX-606
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-551, Grad Studio 2 (3-year program) OR GMGX-601, Grad Studio 3 (2-year program)

Graduate Forum

3

Graduate Forum is a student led class that engages in discussions about current design trends, group crits for projects in other classes, and an informal study group. The class promotes self-motivated and organized "study/crit group meetings" and is integral to the Graphic Design Program's Visiting Artist series, inviting guests and organizing their event time and structure. Students are required to attend the speaking events and other program visiting artist events from the undergraduate program and HMCT. The cohort can also organize off-site visits to local cultural institutions and design studios.

Course number: GMGX-621
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-601, Graduate Studio 3

Graduate Forum 2

3

Graduate Forum 2 is the follow-up to Gradaute Forum. It is an advanced student led class that engages in discussions about current design trends, group crits for projects in other classes, and an informal study group. The class is integral to the Graphic Design Program's Visiting Artist series, inviting guests and organizing their event time and structure. Students are required to attend these events and other program visit artist events from the undergraduate program and HMCT. The cohort can also organize off-site visits to local cultural institutions and design studios. Each student will be required to create a monthly zine exploring themes and explored in class.

Course number: GMGX-621A
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-621, Graduate Forum 1

Graduate Intro to Transmedia 1

3

An inter-disciplinary design studio exploring the current and emerging relationships between media, architecture and design. The synergy of electronic media and the built environment permeates and re-shapes our perception of everyday life; with moving images leaving the confinement of the digital screen to become 3-dimensional building materials. The curriculum proposes and merges theory, research and practice towards the conception of new ideas and their embodiment and execution in the proposal of dimensional and graphic forms. Embracing the intersection of culture and technology, this course utilizes multiple complimentary tools (digital and physical modeling etc.) to propose new possibilities for graphic communication. Graduate-level students are expected to provide more comprehensive research than undergrads and a written 500 word statement related to the project. Prerequisite: . For 3Year students = GMGX-551 Grad Studio 2 . For 2Year students = GMGX-601 Grad Studio 3

Course number: GMGX-613
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-551, Grad Studio 2 (3-year program) OR GMGX-601, Grad Studio 3 (2-year program)

Graduate Motion Design 1

3

Course number: GRFX-514
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Motion Design 1

3

Contact the Graduate Graphic Design department for the course description.

Course number: GMGX-514
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Packaging Design 1

3

This course provides a broad overview of essential packaging design basics, including materials, production methods, and experimental investigation.

Course number: GMGX-562
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Portfolio

3

The MFA degree requires completion of a graduate thesis. The thesis is a comprehensive and focused undertaking for advanced study. The thesis enables the student to direct a program of study for a specific experience in graphic design.

Course number: GMGX-661L
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-611L, Graduate Thesis 1: Portfolio Lab

Graduate Portfolio

3

The MFA degree requires completion of a graduate thesis. The thesis is a comprehensive and focused undertaking for advanced study. The thesis enables the student to direct a program of study for a specific experience in graphic design.

Course number: GRFX-651L
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Project Writing

3

The Project Writing course is designed to help students develop a level of proficiency and confidence with tools for writing about design for projects and as a consultant. This includes the ability to initiate, develop, and convey concepts in text. Students will work in a studio setting on design projects and employ writing to communicate strategy, research, project concepts, team makeup, solutions, and outcome.

Course number: GRFX-504
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-501, Graduate Studio 1

Graduate Project Writing

3

The Project Writing course is designed to help students develop a level of proficiency and confidence with tools for writing about design for projects and as a consultant. This includes the ability to initiate, develop, and convey concepts in text. Students will work in a studio setting on design projects and employ writing to communicate strategy, research, project concepts, team makeup, solutions, and outcome.

Course number: GMGX-604
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Seminar 1

3

Where did graphic design come from, and where might it be headed? What are the key trends in culture that are driving design forward today? Who are the major players throughout history that have informed graphic design as a practice? In this course, students will dive deep into the history and theory of graphic design in order to draw connections to the field's current state.

Course number: GRFX-502
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-501, Graduate Studio 1

Graduate Seminar 2

3

The Graduate Seminar serves as an exploration of the issues in the profession. Through a mix of dialogue, presentations, visiting artists, and in-class workshops, we unveil a range of personal viewpoints and critical perspectives on all things design. This seminar continues to be a forum for discussion on critical issues in graphic design, now including innovative business models and marketing approaches.

Course number: GRFX-552
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-551, Graduate Studio 2

Graduate Seminar 3

3

Where did graphic design come from, and where might it be headed? What are the key trends in culture that are driving design forward today? Who are the major players throughout history that have informed graphic design as a practice? In this course, students will dive deep into the history and theory of graphic design in order to draw connections to the field's current state.

Course number: GMGX-605
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Seminar 4

3

Contact the Graduate Graphic Design department for the course description.

Course number: GMGX-655
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Studio 1

3

Course description and learning outcome: This studio course begins the process for the graduate thesis. The connection of research, analytic process, and strategy is the starting point of all work. Typography, form, and meaning across media is emphasized. Students will explore communication across multiple media maintaining a clear messaging. Starting with his or her goals, the student will create solutions including: Research and strategy Branding and identity Communication with client, designer, and audience Conceptual deconstruction Concept and form. Relationship between word, image, symbol, and technology Project types: 1. Brand communication across media: print, motion, web, packaging, social media, space and experience. 2. Personal explorations and risk taking via disruptive solutions 3. Fast prototyping and public dissemination of concepts

Course number: GMGX-501
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Studio 1

3

Course description and learning outcome: This studio course begins the process for the graduate thesis. The connection of research, analytic process, and strategy is the starting point of all work. Typography, form, and meaning across media is emphasized. Students will explore communication across multiple media maintaining a clear messaging. Starting with his or her goals, the student will create solutions including: Research and strategy Branding and identity Communication with client, designer, and audience Conceptual deconstruction Concept and form. Relationship between word, image, symbol, and technology Project types: 1. Brand communication across media: print, motion, web, packaging, social media, space and experience. 2. Personal explorations and risk taking via disruptive solutions 3. Fast prototyping and public dissemination of concepts

Course number: GRFX-501
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-502, Graduate Seminar 1

Graduate Studio 2

3

Section 01+02 must be taken in the same term. Different day, meets two times per week. This studio course continues the process for the graduate thesis. Concepts with typography, form, and meaning are explored. In addition, students began examination of other professional aspects: marketing, leadership, business models, branding, entrepreneurial development, self-authorship, and design for good.

Course number: GRFX-551
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-552, Graduate Seminar 2 Take GRFX-501, Graduate Studio 1

Graduate Studio 2

3

This studio course continues the process for the graduate thesis. Concepts with typography, form, and meaning are explored. In addition, students began examination of other professional aspects: marketing, leadership, business models, branding, entrepreneurial development, self-authorship, and design for good.

Course number: GMGX-551
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-501, Graduate Studio 1

Graduate Studio 3

6

Contact the Gradaute Graphic Design department for the course description.

Course number: GMGX-601
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Studio 4

6

Contact the Gradaute Graphic Design department for the course description.

Course number: GMGX-651
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Thesis

6

The thesis is a comprehensive and focused undertaking for advanced study. The thesis enables the student to direct a program of study for a specific experience in graphic design.

Course number: GMGX-661A
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-661L, Graduate Portfolio concurrently

Graduate Thesis 1

6

1. In this class students will work with a "real world" client. The clients include: Mohawk Paper, KPCC, JPL, and possibly one other. Each client will have a specific need that should be identified. Teams of six students will be assigned to each client. These teams will research and develop the strategy for the client. This will include the parameters of the project, communication goals, and suggested deliverables. Upon agreement of these items, each student will individually design the solutions based on his or her interpretation of the criteria and needs. The client will present the issues and answer questions week 1. They will return at mid-term week 7 for review and comments. The final options will be presented to the client week 14. 2. Concurrently, students will begin developing the concept and plan for their graduate thesis project. This is a proposition or argument that you will support through research. The result will be a project, completed in Graduate Thesis 2 that explores and articulates your answer to the proposition in written, oral, and visual form. We will discuss the thesis process in more detail during the fall term.

Course number: GMGX-611
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Thesis 1

3

1. In this class students will work with a "real world" client. The clients include: Mohawk Paper, KPCC, JPL, and possibly one other. Each client will have a specific need that should be identified. Teams of six students will be assigned to each client. These teams will research and develop the strategy for the client. This will include the parameters of the project, communication goals, and suggested deliverables. Upon agreement of these items, each student will individually design the solutions based on his or her interpretation of the criteria and needs. The client will present the issues and answer questions week 1. They will return at mid-term week 7 for review and comments. The final options will be presented to the client week 14. 2. Concurrently, students will begin developing the concept and plan for their graduate thesis project. This is a proposition or argument that you will support through research. The result will be a project, completed in Graduate Thesis 2 that explores and articulates your answer to the proposition in written, oral, and visual form. We will discuss the thesis process in more detail during the fall term.

Course number: GRFX-601
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-601L, Graduate Thesis 1: Lab

Graduate Thesis 1: Lab

3

This class is a lab to explore and complete work for Grad Thesis 1. Grad Thesis 1 assignment: 1. In this class students will work with a "real world" client. The clients include: Mohawk Paper, KPCC, JPL, and possibly one other. Each client will have a specific need that should be identified. Teams of six students will be assigned to each client. These teams will research and develop the strategy for the client. This will include the parameters of the project, communication goals, and suggested deliverables. Upon agreement of these items, each student will individually design the solutions based on his or her interpretation of the criteria and needs. The client will present the issues and answer questions week 1. They will return at mid-term week 7 for review and comments. The final options will be presented to the client week 14.

Course number: GRFX-601L
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-601, Graduate Thesis 1

Graduate Thesis 2

3

A continuation of the MFA graduate thesis. The thesis is a comprehensive and focused undertaking for advanced study. The thesis enables the student to direct a program of study for a specific experience in graphic design.

Course number: GRFX-651
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-601, Graduate Thesis 1

Graduate Thesis 2

6

A continuation of the MFA graduate thesis. The thesis is a comprehensive and focused undertaking for advanced study. The thesis enables the student to direct a program of study for a specific experience in graphic design.

Course number: GMGX-661
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-611, Graduate Thesis 1

Graduate Transmedia

3

Graduate Transmedia will explore the ways in which typographically-driven identity systems function seamlessly with in a variety of traditional and emerging media. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the unique opportunities each media-type affords through Print, Screen and Spatial contexts. Students will be encouraged to develop innovative design solutions in response to the changing social and technological conditions of visual communication.

Course number: GRFX-604
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Typography 1

3

This class is designed to give graduate graphic design students a more intensive experience with critical typographic skills. The class will focus on core typographic structure, scale, hierarchy, and composition. This includes typeface identification and choice, grid structures, Adobe In Design typographic tools, color, and typographic standards (rags, old style vs aligning numerals, punctuation, and characters).

Course number: GMGX-503
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Typography 1

3

This class is designed to give graduate graphic design students a more intensive experience with critical typographic skills. The class will focus on core typographic structure, scale, hierarchy, and composition. This includes typeface identification and choice, grid structures, Adobe In Design typographic tools, color, and typographic standards (rags, old style vs aligning numerals, punctuation, and characters).

Course number: GRFX-503
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-501, Graduate Studio 1

Graduate Typography 2

3

Work with typography in particular contexts, allowing the individual nature of the project content and audience to start influencing and determining their typographic choices. Refine the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: GRFX-507
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Typography 2

3

Students in Graduate Typography 2 will refine typographic visual languages, grid structures, and graphic elements. Following skills learned in Graduate Typography I, projects will range from publications, posters, and screen based media to environments.

Course number: GRFX-555
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-503, Type 1

Graduate Typography 2

3

Students in Graduate Typography 2 will refine typographic visual languages, grid structures, and graphic elements. Following skills learned in Graduate Typography I, projects will range from publications, posters, and screen based media to environments.

Course number: GMGX-553
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-503, Graduat Typography 1

Graduate Typography 3

3

Contact the Graduate Graphic Design department for the course description.

Course number: GMGX-603
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Typography 4

3

Contact the Graduate Graphic Design department for the course description.

Course number: GMGX-653
Prerequisite: n/a

Graduate Vis Ix Des 2: UI/UX

3

Visual Interaction Design (VxD) covers the process of designing branded experiences through interactive systems that are largely visual in nature. Students are taken through the entire process of conceptualization, research, exploration, refinement, and communication of a project. The course emphasizes process. To that end, it explores the application Experience Design through the use of scenario based methods; branding and visual design through the development of brand values and identity marks; Interaction and User Experience Design through the employment of research, structuring frameworks such as structure maps and wireframes, user testing, and behavior design; And design communication through the application of cinematics and storytelling. It is possible, and even encouraged to use a project from a branding and identity class done previously or concurrently. Graduate-level students are expected to provide more comprehensive research than undergrads and a written 500 word statement related to the project. Prerequisite: GMGX-561 VXD1: Intro to UI

Course number: GMGX-671
Prerequisite: Take GMGX-561, Vis Ix Des 1: Intro to UI

Mediatecture

3

An inter-disciplinary design studio exploring the current and emerging relationships between media, architecture and design. The synergy of electronic media and the built environment permeates and re-shapes our perception of everyday life; with moving images leaving the confinement of the TV screen to become a 3-dimensional building material in itself. The curriculum proposes and merges theory, research and practice towards the conception of new ideas and their embodiment and execution in a thought-provoking physical installation piece. Embracing the intersection of culture and technology, this course utilizes the tools at our disposal (software, digital film, video, modeling etc) to re-define or abolish the boundaries between thought and praxis.

Course number: GRFX-505
Prerequisite: n/a

Mid-Level Thesis Review

0

A review of the MFA graduate thesis process.

Course number: GMGX-600
Prerequisite: n/a

Mid-Level Thesis Review

0

A review of the MFA graduate thesis process.

Course number: GRFX-600
Prerequisite: n/a

Professional Leadership

3

In this course students will learn leadership techniques for individuals, teams, and organizations. They will gain an understanding of how to create entrepreneurial ventures from self-initiated projects, and manage existing projects of different scales. They will learn how design is developed with a collaborative structure and how leadership skills vary based on the business context.

Course number: GRFX-609
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-601, Graduate Thesis 1

Professional Leadership

3

In this course students will learn leadership techniques for individuals, teams, and organizations. They will gain an understanding of how to create entrepreneurial ventures from self-initiated projects, and manage existing projects of different scales. They will learn how design is developed with a collaborative structure and how leadership skills vary based on the business context.

Course number: GRFX-553
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-551, Graduate Studio 2

Professional Leadership

3

In this course students will learn leadership techniques for individuals, teams, and organizations. They will gain an understanding of how to create entrepreneurial ventures from self-initiated projects, and manage existing projects of different scales. They will learn how design is developed with a collaborative structure and how leadership skills vary based on the business context.

Course number: GMGX-609
Prerequisite: n/a

Screen-Based Elective

3

Course number: GRFX-510
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: GRFX-695
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Continuation

0

Required course for student that have completed all their course work but have not completed their thesis. This "0" unit, no cost course should be taken every semester until the thesis is complete.

Course number: GRFX-699
Prerequisite: n/a

Type 3: Context

3

Type 3 asks students to apply what they have learned in Type 2 to particular contexts, allowing the individual nature of the project content and audience to start influencing and determining their typographic choices.

Course number: GRFX-512
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Ix Des 1: Intro to UI

3

Web Design introduces students to web technologies and the basics of web design. They learn how to organize content, visually design sites, and build a working prototype by applying a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, also taught in the class. Students also take a workshop to help them with web technologies.

Course number: GMGX-561
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Ix Des1: Generative Des

3

This class is an introductory exploration of the concepts and technologies in web design. Using largely static content, the student learns how to design and build a site of a promotional nature that is respectful of the communication objective while being visually distinctive and engaging.

Course number: GRFX-513
Prerequisite: n/a

Visual Ix Design 2: Web

3

This course explores the foundations of interface design for the standard screen. Although this class can be taken independently, it is best taken concurrently with Scripting Foundations, the advantage being that one execution can be used for both classes. By allowing students to develop ideas without the burden of having to make them, this course places the entire emphasis on the development and communication of strong concepts.

Course number: GRFX-515
Prerequisite: n/a