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02626/Graphic Arts & Design (GAD)

Upper Division Courses

2001. Graphic Design (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0117.)

Prerequisite: 2-D Foundation Principles or equivalent.

This course introduces students to graphic design as a conceptual and visual discipline. Projects focus on solving visual problems from a wide range of topics in a variety of media. Graphic Design 2001 is the prerequisite for the Graphic and Interactive Design (GAID) major. A final grade of B-minus or better is required in this course for students who wish to major in GAID.

2002. Graphic Design (3 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0118.)

Prerequisite: 2001 (0117) with a grade of B minus or better.

In this advanced sophomore level course students work on a variety of projects focusing on visual communication through type and image.

2021. Computers for Design (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0146.)

Prerequisite: 2-D Foundation Principles. Foundation Computer 1541 or equivalent.

This course introduces students to the computer as a tool for design. Students learn the fundamentals of software most commonly found in design and imaging studios. Students work primarily in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (Mac platform).

2441. Photography I (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0171.)

Principles and techniques of black and white photography to include camera operation, film development, printing, and presentation. Personal vision, introduction to photographic history, and photography within the culture will be covered in the course.

2451. Photography I (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0172.)

Principles and techniques of black and white photography to include camera operation, film development, printing, and presentation. Personal vision, introduction to photographic history, and photography within the culture will be covered in the course.

2461. Digital Imaging (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0103.)

This course deals with photographic images and how ideas can be expressed through the manipulation of these images using the computer as a tool for creative expression. Excellent basic course in image software use and introduction to the use of the computer.

2701. Survey of Printmaking Techniques (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0116.)

A beginning survey of basic techniques of lithography and screenprinting. The course introduces a number of short projects designed to give a broad experience with the media. Additional topics include print presentation, care of tools and materials, and a historical survey in slides and actual examples.

2702. Survey of Printmaking Techniques (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0115.)

A beginning survey of the basic techniques of etching and relief printing. The course introduces a number of short projects designed to give a broad experience with the media. Additional topics include print presentation, care of tools and materials, and a historical survey in slides and actual examples.

2711. Serigraphy (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0133.)

The fundamentals of screenprinting as a fine art print medium. This course introduces various handmade stencil methods as well as the photo processes. Students use non-toxic acrylic inks with projects that emphasize color organization and conceptual challenge.

2731. Etching (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0135.)

The beginning level course in intaglio and relief printing processes. This course covers traditional methods of platemaking, such as etching, drypoint, and aquatint, as well as explorations into photo transfer and color viscosity printing.

2741. Etching (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0136.)

The beginning level course in intaglio and relief printing processes. This course covers traditional methods of platemaking, such as etching, drypoint, and aquatint, as well as explorations into photo transfer and color viscosity printing.

2751. Lithography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0137.)

A basic course in metal plate lithography. Preparation, processing, and printing are studied with the intention of giving the beginning student control over a medium that is often thought to be complicated. Students work with traditional hand-drawn imagery as well as transfer and photo-litho, in black and white and color.

2761. Lithography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0138.)

A basic course in metal plate lithography. Preparation, processing, and printing are studied with the intention of giving the beginning student control over a medium that is often thought to be complicated. Students work with traditional hand-drawn imagery as well as transfer and photo-litho, in black and white and color.

3001. Advanced Graphic Design (3 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0253.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2001 (0117) with B- minimum grade and GAD 2021 (0146).

Class assignments focus on visual communication in a variety of forms: logo design, packaging, brochures, invitations, posters, magazine illustration and layout, and/or environmental design.

Note: GAD 3001 and 3002 must be taken in sequence and are required for all graphic design majors. GAD 3001 (0253) is offered in the fall semester only; GAD 3002 (0254) is offered in the spring semester only. Both courses are open to GAID majors only.

3002. Advanced Graphic Design (3 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0254.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3001 (0253).

Class assignments focus on visual communication in a variety of forms: logo design, packaging, brochures, invitations, posters, magazine illustration and layout, and/or environmental design.

Note: GAD 3001 and 3002 must be taken in sequence and are required for all graphic design majors. GAD 3001 (0253) is offered in the fall semester only; GAD 3002 (0254) is offered in the spring semester only. Both courses are open to GAID majors only.

3011. Typography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0257.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2001 (0117) with B- minimum grade and GAD 2021 (0146).

This course focuses on the expressive and functional aspects of typography, one of the most important components of graphic and interactive design. This course also includes instruction in Adobe InDesign, (Mac platform) a standard typesetting program in the design industry.

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3012. Typographic Principles (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: GAD 2001 (0117) and GAD 2021 (0146).

This course will focus on the fundamentals of typography in design - typefaces, their history, development and characteristics, typographic hierarchy, layout, rhythm, proportion and harmony, and the technical aspects of working with type in software that meets industry standards (Adobe InDesign/Mac platform). Specific topics include the formal characteristics of typography; historic typography; information hierarchies and layout; typographic systems; punctuation and special characters; setting text; legibility and readability; setting charts and tables; and preparation of typographic files for print.

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3013. Advanced Typography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0297.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3001 (0253) and 3011 (0257).

This course focuses on advanced applications of typography in design. Projects include logo design, book covers, posters, brochures and/or catalogues.

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3015. Advanced Typography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0298.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3001 (0253) and 3011 (0257).

This course focuses on advanced applications of typography in design. Projects include logo design, book covers, posters, brochures and/or catalogues.

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3021. Intermediate Computer Graphics (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0283.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2001 (0117) with B- minimum grade and 2021 (0146) or equivalent.

This course for Graphic and Interactive Design majors focuses on the computer as an essential tool in both print and digital media. (Mac platform)

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3023. Interactive Design (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0251.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3001 (0253) and 3021 (0283).

This course focuses on interactive design for web and motion graphics. A good working knowledge of PhotoShop and Illustrator is necessary. Flash and After Effects will also be explored from basic to intermediate levels. While staying current with the latest technologies, the emphasis will be on design for communication through interactive media.

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3025. Interactive Design (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0252.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3001 (0253) and 3021 (0283).

This course focuses on interactive design for web and motion graphics. A good working knowledge of PhotoShop and Illustrator is necessary. Flash and After Effects will also be explored from basic to intermediate levels. While staying current with the latest technologies, the emphasis will be on design for communication through interactive media

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3027. Digital Narratives (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0284.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3011 (0257) Typography, 3021 (0283) Intermediate Computers, 3023 or 3025 (0251) Interactive Design.

The purpose of this course is to focus on the creation of a short digital animation/movie that will be based on a supplied narrative. Students will be required to develop a detailed storyboard, and produce a finished short animation/movie that will animate a complete narrative. Strong conceptual skills and a solid grasp of typography will be necessary for this course. Students will learn one vector based and one video based application to create this design. This course is not cell based animation.

Note: This course is open to Graphic and Interactive Design majors only.

3031. Illustration (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0255.)

This course introduces students to concept and technique in illustration.

Note: This course is open to students in all studio majors.

3033. Illustration (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0256.)

This course introduces students to concept and technique in illustration.

Note: This course is open to students in all studio majors.

3035. Introduction to Illustration (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0260.)

This course introduces students from all studio and academic majors to concept and technique in illustration. Priority will be given to students outside the GAID major.

Note: This course is open to students in all majors.

3041. Advertising Design (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0291.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3001 (0253) Advanced Graphic Design, 3011 (0257) Typography and 3021 (0283) Intermediate Computers.

Students will develop overall strategies as well as specific visual and verbal content for advertising campaigns. Strong conceptual ability and writing skills are necessary in addition to a solid grasp of typography and layout.

Note: This course is open to Graphic & Interactive Design majors only.

3043. The Business of Design (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: GAD 2001 (0117) with a minimum grade of B-minus.

The goal of this course is to enrich the studentís understanding of how the creative practice of design is applied within a business context. In an applied discipline such as communication design, the knowledge of basic business practice as it specifically relates to the field is essential. This course will cover a number of topics, including: personal marketing, freelance practice, working with artists and vendors, business models for design entrepreneurs, sustainability, and presentation skills. This course fulfills a studio elective requirement in the GAID major.

Note: This course is open to Graphic & Interactive Design majors only.

3045. Introduction to Visual Communication (3 s.h.) F S.

This course introduces students to creative thinking processes and techniques as they relate to visual communication. Students will present ideas and information on a wide range of topics through visual rather than verbal language.

Note: This course is open to all students sophomore through senior level.

3101. Collaborative Design Workshop in Rome (3 s.h.) SS.

(Formerly: GAD 0249.)

Prerequisite: Sophomore level and above. Non-major applicants must submit a portfolio.

Cross Listed with GAD 8189 (0449).

The six week course is geared toward design students interested in immersing themselves in the culture of Italy and producing, by the end of the workshop, a printed project about design, art, and culture in Rome. Students will have a choice of topics to research, design, and produce. Among the many topics that students could focus on are Roman decorative arts, cuisine, theatre, architecture, fashion, music, and film. Students will also be encouraged to study how the Italian design aesthetic and philosophy might be applied to their own work. An integral part of this project will be both digital and traditional image making. Students will photograph and/or illustrate an article that will be incorporated into the final collaboratively produced printed piece.

Note: Open to majors in the following disciplines - Graphic and Interactive Design, Photography, Illustration, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Journalism, Advertising

3111. Graphic Design Workshop in Japan (3 or 6 s.h.) SS.

(Formerly: GAD 0214.)

Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of design industry-standard print software is required for this course.

The six week course is geared toward graphic design students interested in immersing themselves in the culture of Japan and producing a design project about this experience. Students will have a choice of projects to design and produce. They will be encouraged to study how Japanese design aesthetic and philosophies might be applied to their own work.

Note: A basic knowledge of design industry-standard print software is required for this course.

3123. Introduction to Interactive (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Foundation Computer 1541 or equivalent.

This studio elective instructs students in the fundamentals of interactive design with a focus on the use of interactive software, layout, typographic principles, including typographic hierarchy and organization as well as the balance of aesthetic and functional considerations in layout and typography.

Note: The course is open to students from all majors at Tyler. It fulfills a studio elective requirement.

3182. Independent Study (1 to 3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0395.)

The proposal for a large-scale independent project must be approved by a faculty member who agrees to oversee the project prior to registration for the course. For photography students justification for course work outside the Photography curriculum will be required.

3185. Field Internship (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: GAD 0351.)

A field internship must provide practical professional experience in a setting which is relevant to the studentís course of study, such as in a gallery, museum, design studio or agency, or community art center, etc. A comprehensive paper must be written. An internship is designed to give the student valuable real world career experience. Guidelines for specific area requirements are available through the GAD office.

Note: The GAID Internship Coordinator must receive and approve a written proposal prior to the start of the internship, describing the setting and the time commitment, which must equal at least 10 hours per week for a full semester.

3282. Independent Study (1 to 3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0396.)

The proposal for a large-scale independent project must be approved by a faculty member who agrees to oversee the project prior to registration for the course. For photography students justification for course work outside the Photography curriculum will be required.

3401. Color Photography I (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0175.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2441 (0171) Photography I.

An introduction to basic skills in color photography. This course includes camera work and understanding of light, processing and printing with an emphasis on color theory, the development of personal imagery and the history of color photography.

3402. View Camera (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0282.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2441 (0171) Photography I.

This course provides an introduction to large format photography using a 4x5 view camera. Basic camera operation, various functions, specific uses, and potential as a creative tool are studied. A variety of specific exercises lead the student to proficient use of the view camera. Emphasis is on creative use as well as technical development.

3411. Digital Photography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0203.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2461 (0103) Digital Imaging.

Digital photography explores advanced applications in digital imaging with an emphasis on photographic output for the artist. Emphasis will be placed on options for combining digital and traditional modalities of photographic practice to create a still image, and the development of personal vision. A professional portfolio will be required.

3412. Photography II (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0173.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2441 (0171) or 2451 (0172) Photography I.

Advanced projects in black and white photography to include technical development as well as continued development of personal vision through the photographic medium. Professional, traditional black and white photographic practice will be emphasized, with an introduction to digital techniques using black and white.

3421. Digital Projects (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0302.)

The emphasis of this course will be on creating a professional digital portfolio. Throughout the semester, students will learn a series of multimedia software applications and develop interactive presentations that will promote themselves as artists with contemporary and professional portfolios.

Note: The course is limited to seniors and graduate students.

3422. Contemporary Photography (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Photography I [GAD 2441 (0171) or 2451 (0172)] and Photography II [GAD 3412 (0173)]. Special authorization required for non-photo majors.

We live in an extraordinary moment in the history of photography, a moment much hoped for and anticipated by many champions of the medium. Finally one can say without qualification that photography is a medium fully embraced by the contemporary art world. While there has always been a movement to look at and discuss photography as art, photography has never played a more central, critical and vital role in contemporary art then it does now. This course will look at both the role that photography plays in contemporary art and the role that contemporary art plays in photography. By surveying contemporary trends in photography, students in this class will develop an understanding of what exactly photography is now. At the same time the class will attempt to answer questions about what it means to be contemporary, about what the relationship between the contemporary and the historical is, and why this might be important. Through these problems students will be encouraged to develop personal work that addresses themes and ideas discussed in the class.

3431. Color Photography I (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0205.)

An introduction to basic skills in color processing and printing with an emphasis on development of personal imagery and the history of color picture making.

3432. Color Photography II (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0206.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3431 (0205) Color Photo I.

Advanced projects in color photography to include either chemical processes or digital technology. Research will focus on contemporary trends in color photography with an emphasis on the development of a personal portfolio.

3441. Advanced Photo Workshop (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: GAD 0204.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2441 (0171) Photography I, GAD 3412 (0173) Photography II.

A continuation of advanced black and white photography with an introduction to the zone system and a variety of professional techniques. Emphasis will be on the development of a professional portfolio, classical black and white photographic history, and focused development of personal vision. Digital photographic techniques may also be included.

3451. Advanced Photography Workshop (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0207.)

An advanced course for students who have a firm understanding of the fundamentals involved in the exposing, processing, and printing of 35mm black and white film.

3461. Photo Process Workshop (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0279.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2441 (0171) Photography I.

This course is a survey covering a wide range of experimental and historical photographic processes that extend beyond traditional silver printing. Workshop orientation emphasizes a diverse exposure to many creative possibilities from hand applied photographic emulsions to artistsí book production, culminating in a professional final project.

3471. Photo Process Workshop (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0280.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2441 (0171) Photography I.

Studio orientation to a wide range of experimental and historical photographic processes beyond traditional silver printing. Workshop orientation emphasizes a diverse exposure to many creative possibilities from hand applied photographic emulsions to artistsí book production.

3711. Advanced Serigraphy (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0346.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2711 (0133).

Advanced screen printing with emphasis on expanding the studentsí stencil making and printing skills as well as personal artistic growth. Students work with non-toxic acrylic inks in projects that emphasize scale, color, and use of material.

3731. Advanced Etching (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0321.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2731 (0135) or 2741 (0136).

Advanced problems in intaglio and relief processes. While the emphasis is on personal artistic development, the students are also encouraged to work toward professional standards in platemaking and printing skills. Projects often include, multi-plate color printing, copper engraving, mezzotint, various relief methods, and embossing.

3751. Advanced Lithography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0331.)

Prerequisite: GAD 2751 (0137) or 2761 (0138).

This course is designed to improve the studentsí technical skills toward professional standards and to develop the studentsí personal vision through the use of lithography. Study will include stone and plate lithography, color theory and practice, photo processes and editing.

3811. Printmaking Workshop (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0347.)

Prerequisite: A total of two courses from at least two different sets: Serigraphy 2711, Etching 2731/2741, Lithography 2751/2761 (0133/0134, 0135/0136, 0137/0138).

Studies in all printmaking media, emphasizing individual instruction for students of varied backgrounds.

3821. Printmaking Workshop (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0348.)

Prerequisite: A total of two courses from at least two different sets: Serigraphy 2711, Etching 2731/2741, Lithography 2751/2761 (0133/0134, 0135/0136, 0137/0138).

Studies in all printmaking media, emphasizing individual instruction for students of varied backgrounds.

3831. Relief and Monoprint Workshop (3 s.h.) S SS. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0338.)

The directness of both relief printing and monotype give the artist a unique opportunity to concentrate on the image possibilities. Students will work with non-traditional and traditional cutting methods, materials, and printing methods.

3841. Color Print Workshop (3 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0336.)

Prerequisite: A total of two courses from at least two different sets: Serigraphy 2711, Etching 2731/2741, Lithography 2751/2761 (0133/0134, 0135/0136, 0137/0138).

A methodical study of color printing problems as they are presented by the intaglio, relief, lithographic and screen printing media. Color theory and practical techniques are combined, giving experience in all phases of multicolor and intermedia graphic production.

3896. Art Career Workshop (3 s.h.) F S. RCI: WI. $.

(Formerly: GAD W349.)

Creative and practical solutions to career problems of the artist; preparation of the art student for postgraduate challenges.

4000. Senior Design: Special Topics (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: All junior level requirements in the GAID major.

This studio elective will focus on a variety of topics in design not covered in the regular course offerings. Topics would include, but are not limited to, Environmental Design and Signage, Type Design, Promotion Design, etc. Classroom instruction and assignments will include projects appropriate to the specific topic being offered.

Note: This course is open to GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4001. Senior Graphic Design: Senior Design Workshop (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: GAD 0385.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level required courses in the GAID major.

The Design Director at Tyler School of Art is the instructor for this course in which students work on promotional materials for the school. The course is conducted like a professional studio. Students learn to work with clients, to address budget considerations, and to prepare work for print production.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4002. Senior Graphic Design: Advanced Projects in Design (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0386.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level required courses in the GAID major.

Students work on large scale assignments with multiple components in print and/or interactive media. Instruction in advanced use of software applications for print and/or interactive media is a significant component of the course. Students choose whether to focus on print, interactive, or a combination of both.

Note: This course is GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirements in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4003. Senior Graphic Design: Art Direction (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0387.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level required courses in the GAID major.

This course focuses on concept development with an emphasis on image making and image editing in a variety of forms including, book publishing, advertising and signage.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4004. Senior Graphic Design: Packaging (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: GAD 0388.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level required courses in the GAID major.

This course focuses on package design for a variety of products. Some assignments address real-world content while others are more experimental. Students work with concept, surface design, typography, materials and the physical construction of three-dimensional forms.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4005. Senior Graphic Design: Publishing (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: GAD 0389.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level required courses in the major. GAD 3013 (0297), Advanced Typography, strongly recommended.

Students work on large-scale publications with a strong emphasis on the development of typographic formats and the inventive use of illustration and/or photographic imagery to create periodicals and/or books that are functional, conceptually sophisticated and visually distinctive.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4006. Senior Graphic Design: Corporate (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: GAD 0390.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level requirements in the GAID major.

In this course students develop two large scale identities that include logo design, stationary and collateral materials in a variety of forms that can include booklets, brochures, posters, advertising, signage and/or packaging.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4007. Senior Interactive Design (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0391.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level required courses in the major, and GAD 3023 (0251) or 3025 (0252) Interactive Design.

The focus of this course is interactive design for a large-scale website. This project will involve in-depth exploration of interface design, navigation, audio, digital animation and organization of information. Includes instruction in intermediate through advanced programming skills and the use of video composition. A strong grasp of the fundamentals of interactive design is required.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4008. Senior Graphic Design: Projects in Authorship (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0393.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level requirements in the GAID major.

This course encourages students to express perceptions and positions on current issues and events through large-scale projects. Parameters of assignments are generated by individual approaches, challenging each student to engage in decision making to develop unique content and form. The work from this class expands the boundaries of the design discipline beyond traditional client-based practice.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4009. Senior Graphic Design: Projects in Authorship (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0394.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level requirements in the GAID major.

This course encourages students to express perceptions and positions on current issues and events through large-scale projects. Parameters of assignments are generated by individual approaches, challenging each student to engage in decision making to develop unique content and form. The work from this class expands the boundaries of the design discipline beyond traditional client-based practice.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4010. Senior Design: Special Topics (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: All junior level requirements in the GAID major. Special permission required for non-majors.

This studio elective will focus on a variety of topics in design not covered in the regular course offerings. Topics would include, but are not limited to, Environmental Design and Signage, Type Design, Promotion Design, etc. Classroom instruction and assignments will include projects appropriate to the specific topic being offered.

Note: This course is open to GAID majors only. It can fulfill a studio elective requirement or a required studio course in the major.

4011. Senior Graphic Design: Design for the Public Good (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: GAD 0397.)

Prerequisite: All junior-level requirements in the GAID major.

Students work on a wide variety of projects for arts and educational groups, social welfare and environmental organizations, and other clients in the nonprofit sector. Projects done in the class will actually be produced--either in print or, in the case of web sites, posted online. Students will be responsible for production preparation and supervision for course projects which could include identities, brochures, posters, invitations, and advertising campaigns.

Note: This course is for GAID majors only. It can fulfill the studio requirement in the major or a studio elective requirement.

4111. Senior Illustration (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0398.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3031 (0255) or 3033 (0256). Open to all studio majors at Tyler.

Assignments focus on image-making for communication. Strong concepts, the development of a personal visual approach or style and professional process will be the focus of this course.

Note: This course can fulfill an elective requirement or a senior course requirement for GAID majors.

4112. Senior Illustration (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: GAD 0399.)

Prerequisite: GAD 3031 (0255) or 3033 (0256). Open to all studio majors at Tyler.

Assignments focus on image-making for communication. Strong concepts, the development of a personal visual approach or style and professional process will be the focus of this course.

Note: This course can fulfill an elective requirement or a senior course requirement for GAID majors.

4113. Senior Illustration Portfolio (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: GAD 4112 (0399). Open to all studio majors at Tyler.

This course offers students from disciplines outside of the Graphic and Interactive Design area the opportunity to develop illustration portfolios that meet professional standards and to develop strategies for promoting their work to art directors in agencies, studios and publications. This course covers several topics, including: developing stylistic consistency, conceptually driven assignments, presentation formats, pacing work within the portfolio, customizing portfolios to potential clients, and self promotional pieces.

4196. Senior Portfolio (3 s.h.) S. RCI: WI. $.

(Formerly: GAD W362.)

Prerequisite: All junior level requirements and a minimum of two senior level graphic design courses.

The course focuses on the development of the senior portfolio in preparation for entering the graphic design profession. Students assemble a cohesive presentation for a body of work created in graphic design courses. Assignments include personal marketing pieces and a large-scale senior project of the studentís choice. This course is offered in Spring semesters only

Note: This course is offered in Spring semester only.

4441. Senior Photography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0383.)

Development of a contemporary theoretical and conceptual foundation for long-range involvement with professional photographic image-making and processes. The course includes research, field trips, critical theory and the organization of a final portfolio of work using various photographic materials. Career options within the field are emphasized.

4451. Senior Photography (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0384.)

Development of a contemporary theoretical and conceptual foundation for long-range involvement with professional photographic image-making and processes. The course includes research, field trips, critical theory and the organization of a final portfolio of work using various photographic materials. Career options within the field are emphasized.

4911. Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar (3 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: GAD 0350.)

A combination workshop/seminar course in which the senior printmaker, through classroom and individual discussion with the instructor, develops and produces a major print project. The course includes a formal presentation of all the projects.


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