Graphic Design II

This course is a continuation of the current Graphic Design course. The course provides extended study of graphic design principles and their application to more complex and comprehensive solutions. Experimentation, research, conceptual thinking and process are emphasized in design. Students become more independent in their use of fundamental components of graphic communication. Students create independent and creative solutions to a series of design problems. Knowledge of and exposure to contemporary design issues and graphic design history are important components of this course. Students are expected to expand their proficiency in all aspects of the design process, including their use of a sketchbook for brainstorming and concept development, their understanding of typography, their technical skills in design software, critical thinking, collaboration and formal presentation. Foundations in Digital Art, Digital Imaging and Graphic Design 1 are prerequisites for this course. Permission may also be sought from the instructor. (Full year, 1 credit)