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P a g e | 1 S y l l a b u s L a s t U p d a t e d 4 / 1 9 / 2 0 1 8 Undergraduate Course Syllabus GRA 101: Basic Design and Color Theory Center: Online Course Prerequisites None Course Description This course examines the basic elements and principles of design, including balance, emphasis, proportion and rhythm. Students are introduced to visual designing systems that guide the student through the application of computer graphics tools. The basic visual design elements of line, space, texture and color are creatively explored as students complete a series of projects that relate to advertising layout and design and visual merchandising. Course Outcomes Articulate the importance of discerning target audiences for successful delivery of professional design projects Implement basic elements and principles of design successfully in visual communication pieces Craft simple, coherent visual communication pieces using industry-standard design processes Determine the basic complementary and conflicting applications of typography and color theory within different media Use appropriate digital imaging software effectively in the design and development of visual communication pieces Required Materials Using your learning resources is critical to your success in this course. Please purchase directly through SNHU ’s online bookstore, MBS Direct , rather than any other vendor. Purchasing directly from the bookstore ensures that you will obtain the correct materials and that the Help Desk, your advisor, and the instructor can provide you with support if you have problems. Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design Dabner, Stewart, and Vickress Sixth Edition 2017 ISBN: 978-1-119-34316-5 Adobe Creative Cloud Please use the Adobe Setup Instructions document for instructions on how to download this resource. Instructor Availability and Response Time Your class interaction with the instructor and your classmates will take place on a regular, ongoing basis. Your instructor will be actively engaged within the course throughout the week. You will normally communicate with your instructor in the weekly discussions or the General Questions discussion topic so that your questions and the instructo r’s answers benefit the entire class. You should feel free, however, to communicate with your instructor
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