Graphic & Web Design

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Graphic & Web Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program is available on ground, blended (plus), or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Upon completion of this program, graduates will:

  • demonstrate competencies in industry-specific computer software programs within the context of producing concrete projects. This includes technical aspects of prepress, output, and quality reproduction, as well as web design.
  • incorporate formal concepts of layout and design. This includes spatial relationships; communication legibility and effectiveness; interrelationships among imagery and text; balance; typography; and color theory.
  • understand and apply basic research methods in graphic design, including research, design, data analysis, and interpretation, and demonstrate professional presentation and articulation of knowledge of graphic design.
  • demonstrate and integrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in graphic media.
  • demonstrate experience in working within a team environment to execute on the creative strategy for projects by creating viable design schemes.
  • apply advanced skills and critical thinking in the principles of form and function to produce design and business solutions appropriate to a particular client or target audience.
  • apply their personal vision and skills toward particular interests in relation to the graphic design field, whether in print, motion design, web design, typography, environmental design or other forms of message making.

Program Courses

Required Courses

FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory
GWDA101 Applications & Industry
GWDA103 Digital Illustration
GWDA105 Concept Design
GWDA111 Introduction to Layout Design
GWDA112 Typography- Traditional
GWDA122 Typography- Hierarchy
GWDA133 Fundamentals of Web Design
GWDA202 Interface Design
GWDA209 Portfolio I
GWDA222 Intermediate Layout Design
GWDA243 Object-Oriented Scripting
GWDA272 Corporate Identity
GWDA273 Intermediate Web Design
GWDA303 Interactive Motion Graphics
GWDA323 Design Team Pre-Production
GWDA382 Design for Mobile Devices
GWDA406 Internship/Elective
GWDA413 Design Team Production
GWDA419 Portfolio II

Graphic Specialization
Technical Specialization/Technical Elective Credits – 57 quarter credits

GWDA102 Rapid Visualization
GWDA203 Pre-Press & Print Production
GWDA207 Design History
GWDA212 Typography- Expressive & Experimental
GWDA232 Form & Space
GWDA242 Graphic Symbolism
GWDA252 Advanced Layout Design
GWDA262 Package Design
GWDA282 Collateral Design
GWDA302 Information Design
GWDA305 Art Direction
GWDA308 Business of Graphic Design
GWDA409 Graphic Design Capstone
PHOA101 Principles of Photography
Technical Elective I
Technical Elective II
Technical Elective III
Technical Elective IV
Technical Elective V

Web Specialization
Technical Specialization/Technical Elective Credits – 57 quarter credits

ADVA407 E-Commerce Strategies & Analytics
GWDA123 Programming Logic
GWDA132 Information Architecture
GWDA201 Audio & Video
GWDA204 Introduction to Writing for Interactive Media
GWDA213 Timeline Animation & Interaction
GWDA253 Authoring for Interaction
GWDA263 Web Standards
GWDA283 Advanced Web Design
GWDA313 Emerging Technologies
GWDA317 Interactive Communication: Planning & Research
GWDA318 Interactive Industry & Business Operations
GWDA372 Content Management Systems
GWDA407 Interactive Communication: Usability & Prototyping
GWDA453 Interactive Communication: Development & Delivery
Technical Elective I
Technical Elective II
Technical Elective III
Technical Elective IV

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Seattle 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.