Students will learn the basic principles of design, composition, and color theory in this introductory course. Projects and class meetings will be structured to help students develop a design concept using the elements of art. The goal of this course is to provide a rigorous understanding of these foundational principles and skills, which will then serve as a strong base for all future graphic design work. This course is necessary for those who plan to continue their study of art in upper-level graphic design courses. 


    This course is for students who have successfully completed Foundations of Graphic Design. Students will engage in a continuing examination of principles of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for print and web. Color theory and composition techniques are explored and practiced. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are used as the design media for all projects.


    This course is for students who have successfully completed the full year Graphic Design 1 course. This course is designed for students with interest in art and design as a career choice. Emphasis is on the development of strong concepts and how to communicate persuasively and effectively. Graphic Design students should have strong Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop skills.