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{Graphic Design 1- Graphic Form} Syllabus

Course Description Graphic Design is a vast and growing field with seemingly limitless possibilities. The definition of Graphic Design is constantly changing, however, the fundamentals of design are concrete and are the first steps you will need to take to understand this complex and ever changing discipline. This course introduces the practice and function of graphic design by exploring the principles of 2-Dimensional space as a means for visual communication. During this semester, we will explore the formal theories, concepts and tools which support graphic design. Form studies will examine line, curve, composition, balance, form/ counterform, repetition and progression. This foundation will foster a clear understanding of formal language and will help to develop design problem solving skills and critical thinking. We will use traditional and digital methods to realize our creative explorations. Concentration on the design process from conception to completion will be addressed as well. Through these different actions, we will discover how to work and create! End of Semester Reviews All students working toward completion of a BA or BFA in Studio Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design are required to participate in the semester end review. Failure to participate in the semester end reviews will result in the reduction of your final semester grade by one full point value (1.0). Graduating seniors are exempt from this requirement. Participation is, however, open to those graduating, and in fact, is highly recommended by the design faculty to do so. Office Hours My drop-in office hours will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00PM–5:00PM. I will also be available by appointment (please email at least one day in advance, to schedule an appointment). My office is in KAC 26C.

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Profile for Jennifer Magathan

MSU Portfolio  

Selected student projects. Teaching portfolio Michigan State University

MSU Portfolio  

Selected student projects. Teaching portfolio Michigan State University

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