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CGPH 5 Computer Layout 1

This course is an introduction to the world of desktop publishing. Instruction focuses on learning the aesthetic and technical skills needed for creating print design layout. Students learn how to import and export text and graphics within various software applications. Students have access to flatbed scanners, black and white printers and color printers.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 6 Advanced Computer Layout 2

This course is a continuation of CGPH 5. This course imparts advanced knowledge of computer desktop design enabling students to fully explore the powerful potentials of digitally produced printed matter. The concentration is on the individual’s own scanned imagery in conjunction with desktop and digital imaging software. Student’s completed projects will be color-printed for final presentation.
Prerequisite: CGPH 5 or equivalent.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 7 Digital Illustration 1

Digital Illustration is a hands-on computer class designed to equip the student with the necessary skills to create professional digital graphics. Students create sophisticated and precise vector based graphics and manipulate them.
Prerequisite: CGPH 6 or equivalent.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 8 Digital Illustration 2

A continuation of Computer Graphics 7. Computer Graphics 8 imparts advanced knowledge of digital illustration enabling students to fully develop their own techniques and original style. Students have access to their own workstations as well as access to color scanners and printers.
Prerequisite: CGPH 7 or equivalent.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 9 Digital Typography

Digital Typography gives the student a comprehensive understanding of the usage and aesthetics of the characteristics of type from traditional techniques through digital creation, printing and publishing.
Prerequisite: CGPH 7 or equivalent.
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

CGPH 10 Digital Graphics Production Lab

This hands-on course teaches and trains students in practical, industry-required commercial techniques and mechanics necessary to successfully output digital files and color separations. The focus is on aesthetic decision-making as it pertains to pre-press issues and problems that arise during the production phase of creating digital artwork.
Prerequisite: CGPH 5, 7 and 16 or permission of the instructor.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 11 Motion Graphics 1/ Multimedia

Computer Graphics 11 gives students a knowledge of cell-type animation and slide show presentations on a computer. Students gain an understanding of electronic aesthetics and design applicable to motion graphics imaging. Students create their own two-dimensional animations and presentations. Students have their own computer workstations and access to color scanners and printers.
Prerequisite: CGPH 12.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 12 Desktop Video

Computer Graphics 12 gives students the knowledge necessary to design, animate and edit desktop video projects. Students learn the necessary creative skills and aesthetic decision-making from storyboards through post-production techniques. Students work on their own computer workstations and are expected to output their projects to videocassette or CD-ROM.
Prerequisite: CGPH 16 or permission of the instructor.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 14 Motion Graphics 2/ Multimedia 2

Computer Graphics 14 gives students an advanced knowledge of cell-type animation and interactive presentations on the computer. Students use a presentation graphics software to create their own complex two- and three-dimensional animations and video presentations. Students have their own computer workstations and access to color scanners and printers.
Prerequisite: CGPH 11.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 16/PHOT 23 Digital Imaging

This course is an introduction to Digital Imaging aesthetics and techniques. Students use imaging software to create digital paintings, graphics and montages. Elementary animation techniques are also introduced.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 18/PHOT 24 Digital Imaging Synthesis

Digital Imaging Synthesis explores advanced aesthetic and technical concepts in imaging. Creation and assemblage of source materials, complex montage making and development of a personal style are covered. Experimental projects include an introduction to web graphics, cross program design issues and special effects creation.
Prerequisite: CGPH 16.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 20 Three-Dimensional Imaging

Three-Dimensional Imaging is intended for advanced students who wish to create three-dimensional moving objects utilizing modeling and animation script techniques.Using a three-dimensional modeling/animation program, students build objects, view the model from any angle and then render it with a palette of 16 million colors.
Prerequisites: CGPH 7 and 12.
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

CGPH 21 Three Dimensional Imaging and Animation

This course explores advanced techniques in three-dimensional modeling and animation with the current version of MAYA. Emphasis will be placed on character development, modeling and scripting within the three-dimensional environment. Students will have access to industry standard software and state-of-the-art computers.
Prerequisite: CGPH 20
Studio Fee, $75
Every semester, 3 credits

CGPH 22 Multimedia on the Internet

Multimedia on the Internet gives students advanced knowledge of creating artwork and communications for viewing within an Internet browser. Students create their own original artwork and gain knowledge in important aspects of production of the images for displaying in HTML format as well as creating home pages and setting up Internet connections. Students have their own computer workstations and access to color scanners, printers and the World Wide Web.
Prerequisite: CGPH 7 and 12.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

CGPH 97 Internship

This course offers the opportunity for students in their senior year to supplement classroom instruction with on-the job experiences. In addition to meeting the student's needs and interests in a specific field of their choice, it also allows for the preparation of their portfolio through regular meetings with their instructor during the course. Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours at the internship location.
Prerequisite: Digital Art & Design Majors; junior or senior status in Fine Arts.
3 credits

VISL 1 Introduction to Graphic Design

A basic graphic design studio course that deals with communicating ideas through the use of type and image. The principles of graphic design are taught through a series of design problems intended to train the student to think as a designer when solving problems.
Studio fee, $65
Fall, 3 credits

VISL 2 Publication Design/Typography

An intermediate level graphic design studio course that introduces the student to the basic principles of typography and design. Students learn to use type variations (font, size, weight, italic, etc.) to communicate in the first part of the semester and then continue to explore the formal relationship of type and image in a page layout context.
Prerequisite: CGPH 5.
Studio fee, $65
Spring, 3 credits

VISL 3 Advertising Design

A graphic design studio course that explores the impact of advertising on the selling of goods and services. Students are introduced to advertising concepts through a discussion of existing advertising campaigns and creative problem solving. The focus of this course is to create original concepts and develop professional renderings for print advertising.
Studio fee, $65
Fall, 3 credits

VISL 98 Portfolio Preparation

Graphic Design students learn how to prepare a professional portfolio representative of their work. Students' artwork and résumé are reviewed and developed into final portfolio pieces.
Prerequisite: Digital Art & Design majors with senior status.
Studio fee, $65
Spring, 3 credits

ART 1 Introduction to Visual Arts

This course is an introduction to the visual arts of all periods emphasizing perception and understanding of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the graphic arts and their relationship to the creative process.
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 2, 3 Studio Foundation

Students continue the study of drawing, 2-D design, 3-D design and photography, which began with Art 2, in this team-taught course. This course provides additional training in materials, techniques and concepts required for all Art majors.
Studio fee, $70
Annually, 6 credits per semester

ART 4 Introduction to Computer Graphics

This course is an introduction to the computer as an art-making tool. Basic computer skills, drawing, collage, manipulation of text, palette and photographic information are covered. Emphasis is on creative thinking and its application within a digital environment.
Studio fee, $65
Annually, 3 credits

PROJ 3 Fine Art Senior Project II

Intensive independent work designed to assist the student in attaining a more professional level in his/her media under the direction and criticism of a member of the Fine Art faculty. This project culminates in an exhibition of the student's work.
Studio fee, $65
Every Semester, 3 credits