MGDP1210 Graphic Design Essentials

Graphic Design professionals need to learn how to use tools of their trade. This course concentrates on several aspects of those tools: printing and presentation of materials; industry processes of printing and bindery as it pertains to finished printed materials; and color theory for design purposes. The student will learn on how to use the various printers and output devices in the Graphic Design department; use mounting materials and trimming devices for presentation purposes; and various color models which they will apply to their design concepts throughout their coursework.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify tools used in Graphic Design
Produce printed materials
Assemble printed materials for presentation
Utilize print production equipment
Demonstrate use of various printing processes
Use printed materials and substrates
Apply color theory principles
Demonstrate use of color in design
Classify color models used in Graphic Design

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details