CCCOnline LogoCourse Snapshot for MGD133 - Graphic Design I

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Course Competencies

The competencies you will demonstrate in this course are as follows:

  1. Use a variety of media and processes to create graphic designs.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of vocabulary, materials, and basic technology used in graphic design.
  3. Identify and apply the visual elements to graphic design problems.
  4. Select, analyze and compose graphics and layouts that communicate ideas and sensibilities.
  5. Utilize graphic design principles to generate graphics that emphasis self-expression and creativity.
  6. Assemble and assess a presentation of your work that demonstrates professionalism. 
Learning concepts for this course are enchanced using modules, websites, and online discussions.

Module Outcomes Mapped to Competencies

Module 1 Learning Outcomes

Mapped to Course Competencies (above)
 Deliver a brief video and/or audio presentation with good presentation habits. 1, 2
 After exposure to design professionals' processes, express a summary and examples of one's own creative process.  2
 Acquire, share, and comment on examples of uses of design elements using terms from the field of graphic design.  3
 Apply given design principles / elements to an original design project. 1, 2, 5

Module 2 Learning Outcomes

Mapped to Course Competencies (above)

 Identify key elements of a historical design style and discuss their use in design. 2
 Use key elements of a historical design style in a new digital design. 2, 4, 6
 Apply given design principles / elements to an original design project. 1, 2, 3, 5

Module 3 Learning Outcomes

Mapped to Course Competencies (above)

 Identify and discuss the following characteristics of a given piece of type: category, legibility, readability, and suitability for given design use. 2
 Create and discuss examples of well-balanced compositions built from letter forms. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
 Prepare a given file for use in a variety of given output processes. 2

Module 4 Learning Outcomes

Mapped to Course Competencies (above)

 Find & discuss examples of use of color theory in the real world. 2, 3
 Create compositions demonstrating various types of color interaction. 2, 4
 Create and evaluate compositions using color to evoke emotion and assess legibility with type as it relates to color. 2, 3, 5
 Create an abstracted image as part of a print design in order to convey information on a product. 4, 5

Module 5 Learning Outcomes

Mapped to Course Competencies (above)

 Define the design characteristics (including motifs, type families, color palettes, and layout) that make their brand and logo distinct. 2, 3
 Create a simple style guide using industry guidelines. 2, 3, 4
 Find and discuss examples of marketing and branding designs. 2
Discuss and offer constructive criticism on their work and others' work in industry and design terms. 1, 2, 5, 6

Course Time Commitment and Expectations

For every credit hour, students should plan to spend an average of 2-3 hours per week for course-related activities in a 15-week course. For example, a 3 credit hour course would average an average 6-9 hours per week to read/listen to the online content, participate in discussion forums, complete assignments, and study the course material. For 10  and 6-week courses, the amount of time per week will be higher so all course competencies, module outcomes, and assignments will be covered.

Aside from typical reading assignments, this course has the following (Please Note: This list is subject to change based on the discretion of the instructor facilitating this course.):

Assignment Points
Discussions (7 @ 30 points each) 210
Assignments (9 @ 30 points each) 270
Real-Time Critiques (2 @ 30 points each) 60



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