Color - the most relative of all visual attributes is explored in this unique studio course through a series of exercises and graphic design problems. Students study traditional and digital color applications. Investigations include: recollection - visual memory, reading and contexture, relativity and subjectivity, color and light, color and communication, “cultural” color and the production of digital color. An emphasis on the work and theories of Joseph Albers is examined. 
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This course examines historical and modern visual communication symbols in relationship to a company or organization’s overall industry and marketplace identity. Through a participatory design practice, students explore processes relative to the dissemination of consistent visual and verbal information. The semester long project results in creating a brand identity system and graphic standards manual for either a fictitious company or for a local non-profit or small business in need of branding and marketing materials. 
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This advanced studio design course explores individual approaches to typographic problems in both print and digital mediums. Projects investigate typographic metaphor and illustration, designing typography for texts, and motion typography. Emphasis is on communication and hierarchy while encouraging experimentation in creating a personal typographic voice.
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Basic principles of motion, story sequence and sound, utilizing digital production processes, are explored in this project-based introduction to narrative animation. Students are introduced to the theoretical and fundamental principles of animation from scripting and storyboarding, to character building, frame by frame animation and syncing sound. The course includes viewing and analysis of various genres and styles of animation.
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Introduction to Visual Communication is designed to give students an overview of elements, principles and concepts utilized in graphic design. The course begins with exercises that build a visual vocabulary to describe compositional concepts. An understanding of how form influences content, basic principles of typography, color and the relationship between word and image are explored. 

In addition students learn to utilize three software applications–Adobe’s Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Students will receive a general introduction to each software application prior to engaging each project as well as more advanced tutorials as the course progresses.