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ADV1100 Graphic Design Principles (SP14)

ADV1100 Graphic Design Principles (SP14)

This foundation design and color theory course explores graphic communication from idea development to final execution. Through hands-on experiments, collaborative learning, and individual projects students will learn the language and process of design thinking and gain a solid foundation in design principles and practices. While studying the basic tenets of design students develop visual literacy by following a design process: 1. Research 2. Experimentation 3. Development of Skill, Craft and Voice 4. Expression of Form, Emotions or Concepts 5. Thoughtful Assessment (verbal and written) 6. Record of significant commitment of time 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.

COMD4900 D032 6919 SU2017

COMD4900 D032 6919 SU2017

Internship in Communication Design Assignment to field work/study situations of approximately eighteen plus hours per week at a graphic arts-related internship site approved by the department internship director. Sites may be in areas such as advertising, printing, corporate communications or publishing. Students keep a log/journal to be shared in group seminars/discussions. Supervision is by faculty and by the job supervisor. Students will be required to keep a learning journal of their internship in the form of a blog using Open Lab.

COMD3503FALL2016 Topic in Graphic Design

COMD3503FALL2016 Topic in Graphic Design

Explores the role of graphic designer in contemporary visual communications with related design assignments and research. Graphic design trends; the impact of computer technology; examination of the work of major 20th century designers; global graphics; the ongoing dialogue between advertising and graphic design. A large emphasis will be placed on awareness of the design world by observing the principles of design in our community: books, publications, web sources, museums and graphic art organizations. Students are expected to gather reference materials for all their projects and are encouraged to use the library resources. http://library.citytech.cuny.edu

COMD 3530 Advanced Photography Studio Fall 2016

COMD 3530 Advanced Photography Studio Fall 2016

This course will explore studio photography as a means to communicate ideas. Students will learn to use lighting to transform subject matter into metaphor, mood and meaning as well as how to develop visual coherence within a group of images. Students will develop portfolio level projects that display conceptual thinking and mastery of the craft of photography. Photos by Cynthia Xu.

COMD2327 Typography 2

COMD2327 Typography 2

Design superstars at Citytech learning how to use Typography to create effective design and communications

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