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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 23, 2014
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ARTG 2250 - Typography 1
Introduces typography as the basis of graphic design and visual communication. Guides students through an understanding of letterforms, words, sentences, and text as both image and information. Studies form, context, and visual meaning. Introduces use of the typographic grid and issues of hierarchy and legibility through assigned projects, readings, and lectures. Includes the historical evolution of typefaces and their classification as a rational system. Prereq. ARTF 1122. Coreq. ARTG 2251.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 2251 - Type Tools
Offers students an opportunity to acquire technical software skills used in typesetting, such as Adobe InDesign, in this introductory lab. Coreq. ARTG 2250.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 2252 - Graphic Design 1
Explores graphic form and vocabulary through the development of icons and symbols. Applies graphic design principles to the correlation of forms with their function, content, and context. Incorporates a variety of media as visual communication elements. Prereq. ARTF 1121.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 3350 - Typography 2
Continues ARTG 2250, exploring structures and hierarchies through increasing typographic complexity. Investigates meaning, legibility, and readability with an emphasis on voice, organization, sequence, and the typographic grid. Prereq. ARTG 2250; graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 3351 - Time-Based Design
Introduces principles of time-based media—such as anticipation, interval, succession, and rhythm—through a series of analog and digital projects. Explores the potential of communicating information over time with a focus on kinetic typography and visual/sonic narratives. Examines concepts from film, music, and other related time-based arts through assignments, lectures, and student presentations. Prereq. ARTF 2220 and ARTG 3350; digital art and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 3352 - Interactive Design
Introduces basic principles of interactive design, such as orientation, navigation, hierarchy, categorization, user expectation, usability, and responsiveness. Explores these concepts through the creation of Web-based interfaces. Prereq. ARTF 2223, ARTG 2250, and junior or senior standing; digital art and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 3450 - Graphic Design 2
Investigates the range of conceptual possibilities inherent in the merging of words/text with images/symbols through the understanding of how their relationship can enhance meaning and comprehension. Explores visual poetry, choices in mark and form, and applied semiotics through projects, readings, and lectures/discussions. Prereq. ARTG 2252; graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 3451 - Information Design
Introduces basic concepts, methods, and procedures of information design with a focus on mapping information. Students investigate visual systems and information structures such as maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams. Emphasizes the creative process of organizing, visualizing, and communicating data by making complex information easier to understand and use. Prereq. ARTG 3350, ARTG 3450, and junior or senior standing; graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 4500 - Portfolio Workshop
Designed to provide guidance in defining criteria for professional presentation of art and design work, including considerations for portfolio organization and form. Lectures and discussions are designed to give an overview of best practices in the creation of digital as well as physical portfolios. Prereq. Graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 4550 - Contemporary Directions in Graphic Design
Draws on a range of theoretical and critical texts that address current issues and research methodologies in graphic design. This course is writing intensive and offers students an opportunity to complete weekly writing assignments and to visit local design studios, galleries, and museums. Writings and discussions are designed to lead to identification of a focus for ARTG 4551. Prereq. (a) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (b) senior standing; graphic design majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 4551 - Graphic Design Degree Project
Forms the graphic design major capstone together with ARTG 4550. This intensive research-driven studio explores the realm of designing authorship. A single project theme extends in phases through an entire term to mirror the development sequence of complex professional design projects. Essential to the process is that the medium is not predetermined. Offers students an opportunity to investigate a topic of their choice, author and edit content, and determine the most effective medium for their message, which they design to resonate with a specific audience. Central to the course is a substantive written problem definition and proposal designed to integrate each student’s academic and design experience. Prereq. ARTG 3350, ARTG 3352, ARTG 3451, ARTG 4550, and junior or senior standing; graphic design majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Experiential Learning, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 4552 - Interactive Information Design
Builds on concepts from ARTF 2223 and ARTG 3451. Offers students an opportunity to develop strategies for structuring and communicating complex information to increase understanding through dynamic states, which are controlled through the interaction of end users. Explores possibilities offered by interfaces that mediate between a person and information space through research, projects, readings, and discussions. Prereq. ARTF 2223 and ARTG 3451; graphic design majors and students in related combined programs with junior or senior standing only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 4553 - Environmental Design
Explores visual communication as experienced in the time-space continuum. Projects investigate social issues that contribute to shaping the concept of spaces, such as public art installations, interpretive exhibits, and wayfinding. Prereq. ARTG 3451, permission of instructor, and junior or senior standing; graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTG 4554 - Typography 3
Offers an advanced course exploring a variety of typographical solutions, including expressive formal and complex content-based projects. Prereq. ARTG 3350; graphic design majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

ARTG 4901 - Special Topics in Art + Design
Offers a studio or seminar elective in which a visiting artist or designer determines course content. Prereq. ARTH 1111 and ARTH 2211.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design


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