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Fall 2017

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ART217 - Graphic Design Portfolio
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Advances skills learned in prior classes. Includes production of graphic design projects that recreate industry- and client-based standards. Emphasizes printing methods, paper and ink selection, production management, and cost control. Prerequisites: ART107 and ART207.

Lecture: 2 hrs.
Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, as documented by projects, discussion and presentations the students will be able to:

1. Manipulate the same text and imagery to create a group of diverse works, documenting the ability to utilize appropriate technology.
2. Create a label for a product, with exact size and specs, placed on the appropriate media, taking into consideration the name of the product and intended market.
3. Create a newsletter suitable for publication.
4. Create a business letterhead and corresponding stationary.
5. Complete a final design project, approved by the instructor, which documents a minimum of 10 different elements of design required in the field.
6. Complete at least one project, as an individual or a group, which is needed by a local community entity, e.g., The GCC Fashion Show Poster.
7. Submit a final portfolio documenting the student's skills and abilities in the field.*
8. Demonstrate knowledge appropriate to the field in scan and print basics.
9. Submit an original piece for the juried student art show.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
I. Resolution and output of printed materials
Students learn how the manipulation of text and imagery creates a group of diverse works and how this process is affected by resolution and output issues.

II. Trapping and knockout
Students will complete a project with precise specifications.
Students will learn the basics of trapping and knockout.

III. Font management
Students will learn the difference between post script and true type fonts.
Students will be able to load fonts into the computer and understand common problems of font conflicts.

IV. Preparing file for output
Students will prepare a digital file for printer/service bureau output.

V. Portfolio review
Students will hand in their final portfolio for review.




Effective Term: Fall 2006