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.
Black and White Photography (SAR 135)
Introduction to the camera, film developing, enlargement, and printing; emphasis on developing skills to produce the “classic "print. Satisifies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall and spring 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. Satisifies 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.
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.
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.
Graphic Design II (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.
Graphic Design III (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.
Communication Theory (SCA 100)
An overview of the theoretical foundations and principles of the communication process. Emphasis on how theory guides decisions in communication problem-solving, the design and development of information resources, and the influence, challenge, and power of the mass media and social media to effect change. Fall semester. 3 credits.