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My name is Jing Wang and my major is communication design. In fact, I was indecisive in choosing a major during my first semester in college. Initially, I chose architecture as my major because architecture requires strong math and drawing skills, and I was confident that architecture was the right major for me. However, after studying architecture for a while, I realized that it is not really what I want to study. Then I withdrew from the architecture department and chose liberal art because I was still not able to decide what major to study. While taking core classes for the first semester, I kept looking for the things I like and wondering what I want to do after I graduate. Eventually, almost at the end of the first semester, I finally discovered what I am passionate about.
Ever since I was still a kid, I have been attracted to the beautiful scenes in animations. Even though I was not able to produce any animations, I started to learn how to draw and gradually learned to express my thoughts and feelings through drawings. I was sure that with animations, I could turn my ideas into reality. While taking my core classes, I was constantly researching different majors and careers, then I stumbled upon 3D techniques. I really wanted to get into learning some of the techniques, so my boyfriend told me about Udemy, a website that offers online courses in a variety of fields for cheap prices. I did some research and then bought a course about making 3D models and animations with a software called Blender. After learning Blender, I was more certain that a major with 3D modeling, designing, and making animations is what I really want to pursue. Therefore, after careful consideration and friends’ encouragement, I changed my major to Communication Design.
I started the new major in my second semester of college. I learned how to use Adobe software to create logos, posters, and many other things, and it all seems to open a new world in my mind. I think if I continue to study Communication Design, I will discover more surprises and make my dream come dream. And my dream is to work as an animator for Disney. Even though the dream seems farfetched, it will always encourage me to be a better self.

My Courses

COMD1112 D114 Digital Media Foundations Spring 2020 Goetz

COMD1112 D114 Digital Media Foundations Spring 2020 Goetz

This course introduces students to core concepts in the media field including color theory, design and production terminology, reproduction processes, file formats and substrates. During the semester, students will complete three pages of their own ePortfolio web site, complete a print design project and one video project. Lectures will provide students with a historical perspective of the media field as well as discussing current practices and future trends.

COMD1127 Type and Media, FA2019 D137

COMD1127 Type and Media, FA2019 D137

This is a foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a range of industry related applications from print to interactive. Students will be introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment. Students will learn industry standard software such as InDesign on the Macintosh operating system.

COMD 1100, spr2019

COMD 1100, spr2019

This basic design and color theory course explores graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principles of design, as well as the design process, including idea development through final execution. This is a course in visual literacy and the design process: How we see, how we analyze the effects of our vision, and how we craft a design that will have energy and content. All projects will include thumbnail sketches, discussion and research. A weekly scrapbook will be kept. Media used are paint, paper, ink, pencil, ruler, knife, glue, and digital software for expressing graphic ideas. Numerous critiques will take place throughout the course and students’ active engagement in group discussion will play a vital role in establishing an atmosphere of collaboration and shared learning.

EL022 /D863 Academic Reading Spring 2019

EL022 /D863 Academic Reading Spring 2019

This is a reading intensive course focusing on short professionally written genres from various sources including printed media, online news and visual media. Students will be writing blog responses to readings and engage in evaluative processes and global perspectives. Development of academic vocabulary and other reading tools is central to student success.

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