Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80526 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Zdepski, Paul W Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80527 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rosenbrook, Ida D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81028 6382 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Frye, Sherri A Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
84422 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Zdepski, Paul W Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
84423 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Gainey, Clarissa B Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
84424 7382 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Hutchings, Erika A Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 100 Introduction to Graphic Communication (3)
(Access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.) An introduction to graphic communication and the various roles and responsibilities of the profession. The aim is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for graphic communication professionals. Design theories and content are explored through hands-on projects. Topics include industry standards, portfolios, and research and assessment practices.
86679 7383 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rozario, Prince Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 230 Typography and Layout (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 100 and ARTT 120. An introduction to typography and layout as compositional tools to construct graphic communications. The goal is to analyze and determine appropriate typefaces and apply typographical skills to layout design. Emphasis is on the individual aspects of the letterform and the interrelationship of letters on the page. Discussion covers the process of design, from research to comprehensive mock-up, to produce portfolio-quality designs.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80674 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Cary Honea, Megan D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 230 Typography and Layout (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 100 and ARTT 120. An introduction to typography and layout as compositional tools to construct graphic communications. The goal is to analyze and determine appropriate typefaces and apply typographical skills to layout design. Emphasis is on the individual aspects of the letterform and the interrelationship of letters on the page. Discussion covers the process of design, from research to comprehensive mock-up, to produce portfolio-quality designs.
86680 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Gainey, Clarissa B Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 230 Typography and Layout (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 100 and ARTT 120. An introduction to typography and layout as compositional tools to construct graphic communications. The goal is to analyze and determine appropriate typefaces and apply typographical skills to layout design. Emphasis is on the individual aspects of the letterform and the interrelationship of letters on the page. Discussion covers the process of design, from research to comprehensive mock-up, to produce portfolio-quality designs.
86681 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Augustine, Carley M Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 350 Intermediate Graphic Communication: Portfolio Development (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 230. The development of a professional graphic communications portfolio. The goal is to assemble a select body of work for web presentation that demonstrates knowledge of color, typography, composition, and design. Projects are designed to synthesize and refine basic design skills. Emphasis is on gathering the elements of a cohesive portfolio and presenting a personal body of work. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 250 or GRCO 350.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80624 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Ratnapala, Narendra D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 350 Intermediate Graphic Communication: Portfolio Development (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 230. The development of a professional graphic communications portfolio. The goal is to assemble a select body of work for web presentation that demonstrates knowledge of color, typography, composition, and design. Projects are designed to synthesize and refine basic design skills. Emphasis is on gathering the elements of a cohesive portfolio and presenting a personal body of work. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 250 or GRCO 350.
84426 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Ratnapala, Narendra D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 354 Digital Media (3)
(Formerly ARTT 354.) Prerequisite: GRCO 230. An introduction to digital media and design. The objective is to use current technologies in raster and vector image creation, two-dimensional animation, and the integration of text with graphics in cohesive layouts and to develop and oversee static and animated digital media projects through all stages of production. Focus is on advanced illustrative techniques for animated digital media, web graphics, and social media on a commercial level. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 354 or GRCO 354.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81155 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Sidletsky, James J. Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 354 Digital Media (3)
(Formerly ARTT 354.) Prerequisite: GRCO 230. An introduction to digital media and design. The objective is to use current technologies in raster and vector image creation, two-dimensional animation, and the integration of text with graphics in cohesive layouts and to develop and oversee static and animated digital media projects through all stages of production. Focus is on advanced illustrative techniques for animated digital media, web graphics, and social media on a commercial level. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 354 or GRCO 354.
84427 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Lesh, Sandra J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 354 Digital Media (3)
(Formerly ARTT 354.) Prerequisite: GRCO 230. An introduction to digital media and design. The objective is to use current technologies in raster and vector image creation, two-dimensional animation, and the integration of text with graphics in cohesive layouts and to develop and oversee static and animated digital media projects through all stages of production. Focus is on advanced illustrative techniques for animated digital media, web graphics, and social media on a commercial level. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 354 or GRCO 354.
86970 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sidletsky, James J. Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 355 Digital Media II (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 354. Further examination of design for interactive media that incorporate raster- and vector-based visuals, video files, and brand generation. The goal is to use current technologies to develop functional static and responsive multimedia layouts for a range of platforms, including desktop, hand-held, and mobile devices. Discussion covers strategies for developing work for a variety of output applications. Focus is on production of portfolio-caliber projects that simulate real-world work experience.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81326 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Lesh, Sandra J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 355 Digital Media II (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 354. Further examination of design for interactive media that incorporate raster- and vector-based visuals, video files, and brand generation. The goal is to use current technologies to develop functional static and responsive multimedia layouts for a range of platforms, including desktop, hand-held, and mobile devices. Discussion covers strategies for developing work for a variety of output applications. Focus is on production of portfolio-caliber projects that simulate real-world work experience.
84428 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Rosenbrook, Ida D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 355 Digital Media II (3)
Prerequisite: GRCO 354. Further examination of design for interactive media that incorporate raster- and vector-based visuals, video files, and brand generation. The goal is to use current technologies to develop functional static and responsive multimedia layouts for a range of platforms, including desktop, hand-held, and mobile devices. Discussion covers strategies for developing work for a variety of output applications. Focus is on production of portfolio-caliber projects that simulate real-world work experience.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
86913 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Labrozzi, David J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 450 Advanced Graphic Communication: Professional Branding (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 350 and GRCO 355. A review of professional branding and development of a portfolio and personal branding package. The objective is to synthesize, refine, and expand an existing portfolio to reflect personal branding. Focus is on refining a portfolio through peer review, critique, and assessment. Projects include creating a personal mission statement, identity package, and video component.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81031 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Labrozzi, David J Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 450 Advanced Graphic Communication: Professional Branding (3)
Prerequisites: GRCO 350 and GRCO 355. A review of professional branding and development of a portfolio and personal branding package. The objective is to synthesize, refine, and expand an existing portfolio to reflect personal branding. Focus is on refining a portfolio through peer review, critique, and assessment. Projects include creating a personal mission statement, identity package, and video component.
84429 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Cary Honea, Megan D Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 479 Motion Graphics (3)
(Formerly ARTT 479.) Prerequisite: GRCO 354 or ARTT 354. A study of media production. Discussion covers the aesthetic and practical aspects of creating moving images in a short movie or documentary. The goal is to understand the principles of preproduction, production, and postproduction. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 479 or GRCO 479.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81033 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Li, Zhi-fang Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 479 Motion Graphics (3)
(Formerly ARTT 479.) Prerequisite: GRCO 354 or ARTT 354. A study of media production. Discussion covers the aesthetic and practical aspects of creating moving images in a short movie or documentary. The goal is to understand the principles of preproduction, production, and postproduction. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 479 or GRCO 479.
84430 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Yavelow, Christopher F Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 495 Graphic Communication Portfolio (3)
(Formerly ARTT 495. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisite: GRCO 450, GRCO 458, or GRCO 479. A portfolio-driven study of business and professional practices in the field of graphic communication. The goal is to be prepared for a career in graphic communication. Activities include review of existing work, creation of portfolio projects, and production of a professional portfolio (including a resume). Focus is on applying skills (in areas such as motion graphics, typography, digital media, illustration, and commercial design) acquired through previous study. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 495 or GRCO 495.
84431 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Frye, Sherri A Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 495 Graphic Communication Portfolio (3)
(Formerly ARTT 495. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisite: GRCO 450, GRCO 458, or GRCO 479. A portfolio-driven study of business and professional practices in the field of graphic communication. The goal is to be prepared for a career in graphic communication. Activities include review of existing work, creation of portfolio projects, and production of a professional portfolio (including a resume). Focus is on applying skills (in areas such as motion graphics, typography, digital media, illustration, and commercial design) acquired through previous study. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 495 or GRCO 495.
84480 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Augustine, Carley M Syllabus Course Materials
GRCO 495 Graphic Communication Portfolio (3)
(Formerly ARTT 495. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisite: GRCO 450, GRCO 458, or GRCO 479. A portfolio-driven study of business and professional practices in the field of graphic communication. The goal is to be prepared for a career in graphic communication. Activities include review of existing work, creation of portfolio projects, and production of a professional portfolio (including a resume). Focus is on applying skills (in areas such as motion graphics, typography, digital media, illustration, and commercial design) acquired through previous study. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 495 or GRCO 495.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
86682 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Augustine, Carley M Syllabus Course Materials
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