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Graphic & Web Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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1. Graphic Design Principles: Students will apply learning outcomes from foundation courses to graphic design problems.

2. Problem-Solving: Students will develop original, professional-level solutions to graphic design problems based on appropriate research and within specified parameters such as, deadlines, audience, budget, construction and output considerations.

3. Technology: Students will use appropriate technology to produce professional examples of their work.

4. Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and critique graphic design.

5. Images: Students will generate original images in support of their design work.

6. Professionalism and Professional Practice: Students will develop an understanding of design business practices and professional expectations.

7. Communication: Students will use visual and verbal communication to present content and meaning effectively; they will possess oral and written skills to present concepts to employers, clients, and others; they will possess teamwork, collaboration, and negotiation skills.

8. Context: Students will understand the broader context of their work: social and historical, language, information systems, and finance.


Program Courses

Core Courses

GD105 Survey of Graphic Design
GD107 Introduction to Design Applications
GD108 Digital Photography for Designers
GD109 Digital Illustration
GD110 Introduction to Typography: Traditional
GD211 Digital Pre-Press
GD212 Typography: Hierarchy
GD203 Digital Layout
GD204 History of Graphic Design
GD207 Corporate Identity
GD300 Conceptual Imagery
GD301 Package Design
GD302 Portfolio I
GD303 Typography: Expressive & Experimental
GD304 Publication Design
GD305 Media Business Law
GD401 Art Direction
GD403 Portfolio II
GD404 Professional Development for Graphic Design
GD405 Graphic Design Internship
GD406 Sustainable Design Issues & Topics
GD407 Senior Project

Supporting Courses

ART100 Design Fundamentals
ART102 Observational Drawing
ART110 Color Theory
DPH242 Image Manipulation
WDIM110 Designing for Multimedia Display
WDIM130 Fundamentals of Interactive Design
WDIM230 Fundamentals of Authoring
WDIM435 Portfolio I

General Education Courses

GEN101 English I
GEN102 English II
GEN105 Effective Speaking
GEN150 Mathematical Concepts and Connections
Art History - GEN211 or GEN212
Humanities & Fine Arts 200-Level Elective
Humanities & Fine Arts 300-Level Elective
Mathematics Elective
Physical & Life Science 200-Level Elective
Physical & Life Science 200-Level Elective
Physical & Life Science 300-Level Elective
Social Science 200-Level Elective
Social Science 200-Level Elective
Social Science 300-Level Elective
GEN399 General Education Capstone

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 180

Program Electives

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Note: The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.