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Art Graphic Design

ARTD 497 (Q) Advanced Graphic Design II. (Capstone) (Credit Hours: 3) (Pre-requisites: ARTD 302) Advanced problems in both the print and web areas of graphic design, emphasizing a versatile, well-rounded and high-quality portfolio that will serve students as they pursue employment in the design field. Students will be expected to purchase a portfolio case for printed samples and also to produce a digital portfolio that will be displayed on the Internet.

 ARTD 497 (formerly ARTD 402) prepares students for a career in design or for graduate study. Beyond the basics of craftsmanship, design, and idea, the course forces students to engage real world design problems, and the design solutions they create will be professionally presented in a Senior Exhibition.


ARTD/ARTS 440 (Q) Pre-Professional Studio. (Credit Hours: 3) (=ARTS 440) (Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor) A pre-professional studio course providing graphic design and photography services to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and departments throughout the University. Students will gain first hand, real-world experiences through client driven projects. Participants will also learn facets of the business including maintaining client relationships, budgeting, time management, design and development, implementation and final production. Semesters offered: F, S.

ARTS 440/ARTD 440 prepares students for careers in design by putting them into real-world situations, with real deadlines, real clients, producing products for their clients of the quality that professionals in the field would create.


ARTD/ARTH 450 (Q) Ashes2Art: Digital Reconstructions of Ancient Monuments. (Credit Hours: 3) (=ARTD 450) (Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor) Ashes2Art combines cutting edge digital technologies, art history, graphic and web design, and digital photography to recreate monuments of the ancient past. The course is completely hands-on and provides an opportunity for students to combine various skills from disparate disciplines. Students will conduct focused research on a specific monument (or city or object), write essays that summarize various opinions, and document those sources with an extended bibliography. Students then incorporate that research into a web-based project utilizing cutting edge technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Google Earth, Sketch Up, Panoweaver, Tourweaver, Studio Max, Dreamweaver, Cinema 4D and Macromedia Flash animation.

Ashes2Art provides students with real-world experience in several ways.  Students conduct research, build videos, design 3D models of ancient monuments, design web pages that support those materials. When possible they take on site photographs, digital panoramas, and collect GPS data. We have taken students to Greece multiple times, and one student presented research at a major conference in China and his paper was accepted for the peer-reviewd proceedings publication. A former student is designing 3D models at Colonial Williamsburg due to his work on the project, and our students (Stankiewicz and Horton) won the first CCU Undergraduate Research Competition.  Several students have had multiple images of their digital reconstructions published in peer-reviewd journals. They work as part of a larger group with a common goal, so teamwork skills are essential.