FUNDAMENTALS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Fundamentals of Graphic Design
  • Course #: MGDP1205
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Graphic Design by definition is the applied art of designing any information, thought, idea or message for print or digital media. This course is designed to give the student the skills necessary to realize and value the graphic design industry. Course content includes historical overview, technological advances, common applications, basic design principles, layout and advertising concepts, typographical creativity, common tools and measuring systems. Whether the design is for print, web, or the multimedia, the student will explore the various design concepts that allow a thought, idea or message to be effectively communicated. Hands-on projects, demonstrations, experimentation, and case studies will be used in a positive industry driven learning environment.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explore history of graphic design
Utilize picas and points measurement system
Identify type characteristics
Practice type and measuring identification on projects
Explore graphic design software
Differentiate mark-up and proofreading symbols on projects
Identify mark-up and proofreading symbols
Identify design principles
Recognize basic color theory
Demonstrate basic color theory on projects

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1200
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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