Communication Design Essentials
Competency exams will determine students' level of proficiency with Adobe software programs; all students must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to progress to the next course.* Must take at least 3 credits from below:
- Fundamentals of Design
- Adobe Photoshop Workshop
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator Workshop
- Adobe Photoshop Advanced
- Adobe Creative Suite Overview
Select at least 3 credits from courses below:
Through a series of applied design projects, this course stresses the importance of typography and design in visual communication. Study basic letterforms, typographic contrast, characteristics of major type families and how to design characters, words, sentences and paragraphs to visually communicate an idea. Develop your ability to create sophisticated typographic layouts using the dynamics of the grid as a design tool and take yourself through the real-world experience of developing a new product. Prerequisite: Adobe InDesign or equivalent experience.
- Visual Identity Design
|Total Minimum Required:||12.0||4 courses|
*For those not proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, up to 6.0 additional credits may be required beyond the 12 total required credits.