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Avar He Zapata
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Communication Design

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COMD3504 COMD Theory SP24 (Thurs 2:30pm)

COMD3504 COMD Theory SP24 (Thurs 2:30pm)

An in-depth introduction to communication design theory, this course examines theoretical perspectives of design practice within the larger discourse of design and visual culture. Communication models, the nature of representation, the dimensions of context, and semiotics are explored through critical readings in key documents from the early decades of the twentieth century to the present.

COMD2300 Communication Design 1 SP24

COMD2300 Communication Design 1 SP24

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.

COMD1162 Raster & Vector Graphics, Fall 2021

COMD1162 Raster & Vector Graphics, Fall 2021

Basic concepts related to the two fundamental digital graphic forms (raster and vector graphics) and learning best uses and practices for each. This course covers basic digital imaging terminology and techniques including size, resolution, color space, file elements, measurements, file formats, and scanning software and hardware. Class projects require students to explore the meaning of communication through design and how it correlates with client satisfaction and target audience. Students become proficient with both raster and vector applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

COMD 1340 OL 90 Photography 1 Spring 2022

COMD 1340 OL 90 Photography 1 Spring 2022

This is a beginning course that explores the technical and aesthetic concerns of photography. Through the fundamental concepts of light, exposure, and composition, students will develop the ability to control photographic style to create visually engaging images

COMD 1340 DO97

COMD 1340 DO97

This beginning photography course explores the foundational concepts of light and exposure. Using dSLR cameras, professional lighting equipment and software*, the student develops compositional skills and the ability to control photographic style to create visually engaging photographs. *if this course is being held online due to an emergency, students will meet learning outcomes using alternate tools and equipment.

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