Graphic Design Program

The program in Graphic Design balances the complementary facets of creative discipline and contemporary perceptions with studies in necessary techniques such as computer graphics, typography, lettering, layout, principles of advertising and marketing, package design, photographic applications, and graphic production. They are then applied to such arenas as television, corporate identity, media advertising, promotional pamphlets, brochures and packaging, technical illustration, and sign graphics. Students who complete the Graphic Design program may free-lance their skills, or be employed on a salaried basis in corporate or other business sectors.

Independent design studios, advertising agencies, publishing houses, government agencies, and industrial corporations are examples of those that seek the services of free-lance and staff graphic designers. Their design services vary from in-house projects to public need, and run the visual gamut from graphic budget presentations (e.g., graphs, charts, illustration) to concepts in traffic management or packaging of industrial products. In addition, knowledge of graphic production processes may lead interested Paier graduates into areas of sales and management, or may make them attractive candidates for various design training programs offered by large printing firms or film studios. Their beginning roles will depend upon the size of the organization that they join, or the nature of their free-lance work. However, their developed skills and knowledge should allow them to advance competently to increasingly more complex professional work.







Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design

Foundation Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FO111 Drawing I 3/5/75
FO131 Painting I: Oil 3/5/75
AH105 History of Western Art I 3/3/45
AS101 English I 3/3/45
Social Science Elective 3/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 15/19/285
FO110 Color/Design 3/5/75
FO112 Drawing II 3/5/75
CG160 Introduction Computer Graphics 3/3/45
FO132 Painting II: Oil 3/5/75
AS102 English II 3/3/45
Academic Elective 3/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 17/24/360
Foundation Year Totals 32/43/645
Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
CG261 Advanced Computer Graphics 2/3/45
GD201 Advertising Design I 2/3/45
GD224 Concept Rendering 2/3/45
GD240 Graphic Design I 2/3/45
PH190 Photo Basics I 3/5/75
GD229 Typography 2/3/45
AS231 Mathematical Ideas (Math Req.) 3/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 16/23/345
GD202 Advertising Design II 2/3/45
GD241 Graphic Design II 2/3/45
GD233 Graphic Production 3/5/75
PH191 Photo Basics II 3/5/75
AH106 History of Western Art II 3/3/45
AS205 Introduction to Philosophy (Humanities. Req.) 3/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 16/22/330
Second Year Totals 32/45/675
Third Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
GD301 Advertising Design III 2/3/45
CG380 Computer Page Layout 2/3/45
GD340 Graphic Design III 2/3/45
GD317 Package Design: Materials 2/3/45
IL327 The Figure in Advertising I 2/3/45
AH305 History of Modern Art 3/3/45
Elective (s 4/6/90
Fall Semester Totals 17/24/360
GD302 Advertising Design IV 2/3/45
AS250 Business Practices 2/2/30
GD341 Graphic Design IV 2/3/45
CG260 Photo Digital Imaging 2/3/45
IL328 The Figure in Advertising II 2/3/45
AS210 General Psychology (Soc. Sci. Req.) 3/3/45
AS267 Effective Speaking (Humanities Elective) 3/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 16/20/300
 Third Year Totals  33/44/660
SH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)
Fourth Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
GD403 Advertising Portfolio I 2/3/45
GD411 Art Direction I 3/4/60
CG361 Multimedia 2/3/45
GD421 Publication Design I 2/3/45
CG388 Web Page Design I 2/3/45
AS255 Introduction to Biology 3/3/45
Elective 2/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 16/22/330
GD404 Advertising Portfolio II 2/3/45
GD412 Art Direction II 3/4/60
CG371 Computer Drawing 2/3/45
GD422 Publication Design II 2/3/45
CG389 Web Page Design II 2/3/45
AH406 History of Contemporary Art 3/3/45
Physical Science Elective (Physical Sci. Req.) 3/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 17/22/330
Fourth Year Totals 33/44/660
Program Totals 130/176/2640

Diploma in Graphic Design

Foundation Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FO111 Drawing I 3/5/75
FO131 Painting I: Oil 3/5/75
AS101 English I 3/3/45
AH105 History of Western Art I 3/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 12/16/240
FO100 Color/Design 3/5/75
FO112 Drawing II 3/5/75
CG160 Introduction to Computer Graphics 2/3/45
FO132 Painting II: Oil 3/5/75
 FO141 Three-Dimensional Design 2/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 13/21/315
Foundation Year Totals 25/37/555
Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
GD201 Advertising Design I 2/3/45
GD224 Concept Rendering 2/3/45
GD240 Graphic Design I 2/3/45
CG261 Advanced Computer Graphics 2/3/45
PH190 Photo Basics I 3/5/45
GD229 Typography 2/3/45
Elective 2/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 15/23/345
GD202 Advertising Design II 2/3/45
GD241 Graphic Design II 2/3/45
GD233 Graphic Production 3/5/75
AS102 English II 3/3/45
AH106 History of Western Art II 3/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 13/17/255
Second Year Totals 28/40/600
Third Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
GD301 Advertising Design III 2/3/45
CG380 Computer Page Layout 2/3/45
GD340 Graphic Design III 2/3/45
GD317 Package Design: Materials 2/3/45
IL327 The Figure in Advertising I 2/3/45
Elective 2/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 12/18/270
GD302 Advertising Design IV 2/3/45
AS250 Business Practices 2/2/30
GD341 Graphic Design IV 2/3/45
PH191 Photo Basics II 3/5/75
CG260 Photo Digital Imaging 2/3/45
 IL328 The Figure in Advertising II 2/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 13/19/285
Third Year Totals 25/37/555
SH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)
Fourth Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
GD403 Advertising Portfolio I 2/3/45
GD411 Art Direction I 3/4/60
CG361 Multimedia 2/3/45
GD421 Publication Design I 2/3/45
CG388 Web Page Design I 2/3/45
Elective 2/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 13/19/285
GD404 Advertising Portfolio II 2/3/45
GD412 Art Direction II 3/4/60
CG371 Computer Drawing 2/3/45
GD422 Publication Design II 2/3/45
CG389 Web Page Design II 2/3/45
Elective 2/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 13/19/285
Fourth Year Totals 26/38/570
 Program Totals  104/152/2280

Certificate in Graphic Production

Foundation Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
GD224 Concept Rendering 2/3/45
CG160 Introduction to Computer Graphics 2/3/45
GD229 Typography 2/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 6/9/135
FO100 Color/Design 3/5/75
GD233 Graphic Production 3/5/75
CG260 Photo Digital Imaging 2/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 8/13/195
First Year Totals 14/22/330
Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
GD201 Advertising Design I 2/3/45
CG380 Computer Page Layout 2/3/45
CG361 Multimedia 2/3/45
CG388 Web Page Design I 2/3/45
Fall Semester Totals 8/12/180
GD202 Advertising Design II 2/3/45
AS250 Business Practices 2/2/30
CG371 Computer Drawing 2/3/45
Spring Semester Totals 6/8/125
Second Year Totals 14/20/300
Program Totals 28/42/630
SH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)

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