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Amir D. Akram
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Amir D. Akram
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Art, Design, Social Sciences

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COMD 2300 Communication Design 1 Spring ’24

COMD 2300 Communication Design 1 Spring ’24

This is a foundation course in advertising and graphic design. Students are challenged to combine foundation skills with conceptual thinking in order to develop creative solutions. Students develop the ability to communicate ideas visually through art direction, and verbally through copywriting. Project-based assignments from concept through digital output challenge students to consider the relationship between the product, its’ target audience and marketing objectives. Students learn the importance of conceptual thinking, professional execution and presentation of their ideas. Students may work in teams on the concept, design and development process.

COMD 2451 – Web Design I

COMD 2451 – Web Design I

A required course for all Communication Design students. Topics include creative user interface design and best workflow practices. Students design a website using an HTML template and develop design, typography and web programming skills. HTML and CSS are taught.

Photography 1 DO87, Fall 2023

Photography 1 DO87, Fall 2023

This course offers an extensive introduction to the technical and aesthetic practice of Photography.

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Spring 2023

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Spring 2023

This basic design and color theory course explores graphic communication through practice, art history and by exposure to the elements and principles of design, as well as the design process, including idea development through final execution. Students develop skills in two-dimensional design, color mixing, and content creation while employing the design process of research, sketching, and experimentation. Communication designers use the concepts explored in this course in disciplines such as advertising, graphic design, web design, illustration, broadcast design, photography, and game design.

COMD1112 Digital Media Foundations

COMD1112 Digital Media Foundations

Introduces students to core technical concepts underlying all digital media. Students work with a variety of software, incorporating the scientific principles discussed during lecture, and explore pertinent industry resources. One field trip is an integral part of the course so students can witness firsthand professional work in an artistic or commercial setting.

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