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Communication Design (DSGN)


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DSGN 3320:       

Advanced Typography
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
Explores advanced concepts in typographic design and lettering. Hand and computer graphic skills are reviewed and enhanced.

DSGN 3321:

Theories of Design
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
Explores the theoretical components of design from the industrial revolution to the present day.

DSGN 3322:

Advanced Design
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
In a studio based class with a collaborative atmosphere, students expand upon their Design skills to develop ideas for and execute visual/verbal narratives.

DSGN 4300:

Selected Topics in Design
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
May be repeated when topics vary.

DSGN 4310:

History of Design
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
Surveys the history of design, focusing on the development of Design as well as the influence of historical events and eras.

DSGN 4312:

Digital Design
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
Through lecture and studio work, this course will focus on learning advanced web design and development principles.

DSGN 4316:

Visual Communication
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
Explores the process of creating, controlling and communicating an image in a variety of enterprise settings, including advertising, public relations and political and social discourse. (This course is cross-listed with COMM 4316).

DSGN 4318:

Senior Seminar
Cr.3. (3-3-0).
This course orients the student toward professional practice in design, including art direction and work situations, client relations, portfolio and resume preparation and career development.

DSGN 4320:

Design Internship
Cr.3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Senior Standing; Minimum GPA at UHV: 2.0; Minimum 2.5. GPA in Design Courses, Student must have completed a minimum of 5 core courses from the BA in Design curriculum: DSGN 3322 Advanced Design; DSGN 3321 Theories of Design; DSGN 4310 History of Design, DSGN 4300 Special Topics. A supervised work experience in Design with an approved employer.

DSGN 4322:

Senior Portfolio
Cr.3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Senior Standing; Minimum GPA at UHV: 2.0; Minimum 2.5. GPA in Design Courses, Student must have completed a minimum of 5 core courses from the BA in Design curriculum: DSGN 3322 Advanced Design; DSGN 3321 Theories of Design; DSGN 4310 History of Design, DSGN 4300 Special Topics; DSGN 4318 Senior Seminar.
This course represents the culmination of the student’s work. Over the course of the semester, student will develop a project that will encompass at least five pieces presented for grades in previous classes. Three will be developed over the course of the semester in which the portfolio is completed. The project must be approved by the instructor and should represent the area of Design that student hopes to pursue professionally.