Graphic and Interactive Design Courses
Drawing (SAR 115)
Concepts of seeing as it relates to drawing; introduction to various drawing media. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.
2-D Design (SAR 120)
Introduction to the tools, materials, and concepts of two-dimensional image-making; the elements and principles of visual organization with contextual associations; drawing, painting, introductory printmaking, and mixed media. Satisfies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring and fall semesters. 3 credits. Fee.
Digital Imaging I (SAR 180)
Study of theory and hands-on application of digital image creation and manipulation. Emphasis on the study of Adobe Photoshop software. Satisfies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester; fall, spring, and summer ADP sessions. 3-4 credits. Fee.
Graphic Design I (SAR 190)
Overview of the profession of graphic design. Study of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign software, printing, and history. Students apply graphic design theory and principles through the creation of practical projects. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Animation I (SAR 211)
Introduction to animation and motion graphics. Students learn common animation techniques including frame-by-frame animation, keyframing, tweening, and syncing. Study of Adobe AfterEffects and Animate software. Pre-requisite: SAR281. Fall semester, even numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.
Typography I (SAR 230)
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of typography as a critical skill for design practice. Topics include the history of typography, the impact of technology on letterforms, and the anatomy of type. Skill development in type arrangement, typography for optimal readability, and expressive typography are addressed. Fall semester. 3-4 credits. Fee.
Digital Imaging II (SAR 281)
This advanced course provides digital image-making concepts and techniques and in-depth exploration of computer-based photo projects. Prerequisite: SAR180. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Typography II (SAR 290)
Analysis and creative use of typography through assigned projects. Instruction and practical experience using computer software. Prerequisites: SAR180 and SAR190. Spring semester. 3-4 credits. Fee.
Interaction Design (SAR 382)
Study of designing interactive experiences from conception to implementation. Introduces students to issues such as interface design, usability, and design methods within the interaction design process. Prerequisites: SAR180 or SAR281, and SAR390. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Web Design (SAR 390)
Study of HTML, Web design, Web editor, Web animation, digital image editing for the Web. Prerequisite: SAR180. Fall semester. 3-4 credits. Fee.
Branding (SAR 490)
Advanced topics in graphic design. Emphasis on branding. Students participate in a service learning project in graphic design. Prerequisite: SAR390. Spring semester. 3-4 credits. Fee.
Information Design and Technology (SCA 200)
Students develop technical skills in the use of social media and mobile technologies to support communication objectives and procedural proficiencies to create awareness, develop corporate profiles, deliver message, engage audience, assess access, and enhance the professional communication process. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.