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    Check here for upcoming events and special announcements for the CGAUIW community.

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    2. This the forum for the UIW Graphic Design Student Group (founded Fall 2012).

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    3. Two parts to this area: 1) listings for internships and employment, and 2) all you ever wanted to know about the business world of Computer Graphic Arts... but here you get to ask! (Inquiries on the job market, the graphics world and freelancing.)

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    4. If there are any problems in any of the Graphic Design Labs (AD400, AD407, AD424) please post them here.

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  2. Pre-Portfolio Courses Threads / Posts  Last Post

    These courses must be taken during the first year as preparation for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review.

    1. CLAYTON -- This lecture/studio course focus on the development of skill in quick sketching with pencil and marker used in producing thumbnails and roughs for graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the development of skill in type indication, quick accurate sketches of simple images, compositional explorations and exploring visual interpretations. Students will use a variety of drawing techniques.

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    2. CROWELL -- This studio/lecture course covers principles of digital image making and electronic illustration. Emphasis on the relationships between raster & vector based images in producing work for graphic design, fine art, and other uses. Topics include understanding the strengths and limitations of each graphic format, preparing files for presentation, and best practices for file maintenance and management.

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    3. TREVINO -- This studio/lecture course investigates fundamental concepts of type design, and the relationships between type and communication. Type as a design element and the visual communication qualities of type will also be studied. Topics may include letterform analysis, typographic classification, page organization, and the use of type in achieving intended communication.

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  3. Year 2 Graphic Design Courses Threads / Posts  Last Post

    These courses are taught in the second year of the Graphic Design Program.

    1. ROBERTS -- This studio/lecture course focuses on learning basic design concepts, markup and styling languages, and software used in creating a web site. Emphasis on coding languages, image creation and optimization, page design and layout, local and remote file transfers, and troubleshooting web sites.

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    2. PALMEROS -- This studio/lecture course covers a deeper knowledge of page layout using grid methodology for single and multi-page design organization. Focus will be on developing and building on previous type, design, and software knowledge. Learning includes development of creative ideas, refining them into effective visual communications and the production processes involved in final delivery.

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  4. Year 3 Graphic Design Courses Threads / Posts  Last Post

    These courses are taught in the third year of the Graphic Design Program.

    1. CLAYTON -- This studio/lecture course introduces students to dynamic web systems including responsive web design (RWD), database integration, and content management systems (CMS). Students will learn how to plan, design, develop and test dynamically driven web sites that respond to their environment or device.

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    2. TREVINO -- This studio/lecture course covers concepts and techniques of informational and wayfinding design. Also covered are additional print and production concepts.

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    3. PALMEROS -- This lecture course covers how the communication design industry is structured, and issues related to work as a professional designer. These include estimating and billing, legal, ethical and tax issues, running a studio, professional resources and other issues likely to be encountered in a design career.

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  5. Year 4 Graphic Design Courses Threads / Posts  Last Post

    These courses are taught in the fourth year of the Graphic Design Program.

    1. CLAYTON -- This lecture course prepares students for marketing themselves and job hunting. The capstone would be a final portfolio show hosted by the students but focused on engagement of the local and regional business community for interview and contact development. Topics include job-seeking strategies, presentation skills, interview techniques and networking with professional organizations.

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    2. CROWELL -- This studio course gives students an opportunity to apply all the skills and concepts gained in earlier Graphic Design classes. Emphasis on producing large-scale, high-quality, creative work for inclusion in their portfolio. Topics focus on areas of specialization, thoroughly investigating issues of current interest in design.

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    3. CLAYTON -- This studio course gives students an opportunity to apply all the skills and concepts gained in earlier Interactive Design classes. Emphasis on producing large-scale, high-quality, creative work for inclusion in their portfolio. Topics focus on areas of specialization, thoroughly investigating issues of current interest in design.

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    4. PALMEROS -- On-the-job training and observation at a graphic design related business. A minimum of 150 hours of work must be completed within the semester. Approval of workplace must be given from the instructor. (ARR)

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    5. PALMEROS -- This studio/lecture course is the final course for the BFA in Graphic Design. Emphasis is on portfolio preparation through identifying, revising, extending, and organization of projects completed in previous courses. Topics include critical analysis of work, comparing physical and digital presentations, developing custom portfolios, and methods of distribution and evaluation.

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