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GD Undergraduate Courses, Corvallis Campus

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Top GD 121 ADOBE SOFTWARE BASICS (3) 
Instruction in drawing, editing, and layout techniques using Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop CS6 and CC. PREREQS: Declared pre-graphic design as a major.

Top GD 126 GRAPHIC DESIGN PRO APPLICATION (1) 
Required pre-graphic design course. Course will focus on the development of a final portfolio to be reviewed by the graphic design faculty at the end of the spring term. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits. PREREQS: DHE 121 [C-] and DHE 160 [C-] and DHE 161 [C-] and ART 120 and ART 122 and ART 131 and DHE 121

Top GD 200 GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION 1 (4) 
A second year level course (2 series) covering software skills and production techniques aimed at building a confident understanding and demonstration of the tools of design, making, craft, and delivery. PREREQS: Admission to graphic design professional program.

Top GD 224 INTERACTIVE DESIGN 1 (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introductory class to interactive design principles in the graphic design professional core. PREREQS: GD 126 [C-] and GD 226* [C-] and GD 228* [C-]

Top GD 226 TYPOGRAPHY 1 (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introductory course in the discipline, function and tradition of typography as it relates to visual and verbal communication. PREREQS: GD 126 [C-] and acceptance into the Graphic Design professional program.

Top GD 228 PROCESS: MAKING AND MEANING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Course utilizes creative problem solving techniques, communication theories, combined with media explorations to bring together message, meaning, medium, and form. PREREQS: GD 126 [C-] and acceptance into the Graphic Design professional program.

Top GD 269 GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A historical and theoretical overview of the evolution and innovations in graphic design. PREREQS: GD 126 [D-] and acceptance into the professional graphic design cohort.

Top GD 312 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
For all graphic design students in the professional graphic design program. The course examines contemporary design issues through reading, research, writing, presentations and discussion. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: GD 126 [D-] and Must have junior standing in the graphic design professional program.

Top GD 325 GRAPHIC DESIGN: COLLABORATIVE PROCESSES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Intermediate course in graphic design. Emphasis on collaborative projects exploring principles of group problem solving in typography. PREREQS: sophomore block in graphic design.

Top GD 326 TYPOGRAPHY 2 (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An intermediate course exploring the design of organizational typographic structures and systems. PREREQS: GD 126 [C-] and acceptance into the Graphic Design professional program.

Top GD 327 TYPOGRAPHY 3 (4) 
An intermediate course exploring the visual, expressive vocabulary of typography, using innovative experimentation. PREREQS: GD 126 [C-] and acceptance into the Graphic Design professional program.

Top GD 328 INTERACTIVE 2 (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the contemporary issues of interactive design: experience design, application design, e-publication design, and from a visual communications perspective. PREREQS: GD 126 [C-] and acceptance into the Graphic Design professional program.

Top GD 369 GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY (3) 
An intermediate lecture course providing a historical and theoretical overview of the evolution and innovation in graphic design. PREREQS: ART 204 and ART 205 and ART 206 and ART 367

Top GD 412 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN DESIGN (3)  WIC Core Course
How contemporary culture shapes the practice of graphic design and how design shapes the culture in which we live. Issues examined through lectures, readings, discussion and writing. (Writing Intensive Course)

Top GD 419 PORTFOLIO REVIEW (2)  Offered in current or future terms
A course to advise students during their final portfolio preparation. The objective is to complete the portfolio and hone presentation skills and techniques. Graded P/N. PREREQS: junior block in graphic design.

Top GD 420 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Professional ethics and standards, business practices and tactics, and pre-press production techniques and concerns for graphic designers. PREREQS: GD 126 [D-] and junior standing in graphic design professional program and acceptance into professional graphic design cohort.

Top GD 421 INFORMATION AND PUBLICATION DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Theoretical and historical issues of organizing and visualizing statistics, numbers, and/or complex relationships. Emphasis on conceptualization, visual diagramming, and analysis of subtle visual relationships. PREREQS: junior block in graphic design.

Top GD 422 NEW MEDIA: INTERACTIVE (4) 
An advanced course designing digital experiences with emphasis on innovative navigation, architectural structures, theoretical, and historical issues of new media. PREREQS: Junior block in graphic design and CS 295.

Top GD 423 EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An advanced course in experimental typography focusing on intent, meaning, and method. PREREQS: junior block in graphic design.

Top GD 424 BRAND IDENTITY SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Studio course that explores both the theory and the practice of brand identity systems, through the creation of a comprehensive visual branding project. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: GD 126 [C-] and acceptance into the Graphic Design professional program.

Top GD 426 GRAPHIC DESIGN CAPSTONE 1 (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The first in a two-course sequence of senior-level graphic design capstone courses. The focus is on applying more in-depth design research methods to graphic design senior capstone projects. PREREQS: Senior standing in professional graphic design program.

Top GD 427 CAPSTONE 2 (4)  Offered in current or future terms
The second in a two-course sequence of senior-level graphic design capstone courses. The focus is on the design and development of the senior capstone project. PREREQS: (GD 126 [C-] and GD 426 [C-] ) and senior standing in graphic design professional program.

Top GD 429 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides opportunity for students to work with clients on actual projects in a professional environment. Lec/lab. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: junior block in graphic design. Admission through portfolio review.

Top GD 430 GRAPHIC DESIGN PRACTICUM (2) 
Works from the skills and lessons learned in GD 230, Professional Development, to provide a system of evaluation and reflection in a structured class environment for students in a graphic design internship or project-based practicum. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: GD 230 [C-]

Top GD 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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