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Communication Graphics Technology

starCGT 1030 Introduction to Macintosh Graphic Design 3 Credits
Introduction to the Macintosh computer and its operating system and an overview of graphic design applications. A functional lab will be included as a component of the course. Corequisite(s): ARTP 1010 and CGT 1950; no corequisite for non-CGT students

CGT 1040 Digital Photography 3 Credits
A study of the fundamentals of photographic concepts, techniques and digital imaging processes for graphic design. Includes skill development with Adobe Photoshop software. Prerequisite(s): CGT 1030 or consent of program coordinator

CGT 1105 Digital Graphic Design I 4 Credits
A study of visual communications theory, creative problem solving techniques and concepts for graphic design. Portfolio development and review. Prerequisite(s): ARTP 1010 and CGT 1030 and 1950 Corequisite(s): CGT 1110

CGT 1110 Typography 3 Credits
A study of the basics of typography, including history, font designs, functional and expressive applications for graphic designs. Introduction to use of computerized equipment emphasized. Prerequisite(s): CGT 1030 Corequisite(s): CGT 1105 or consent of program coordinator

starCGT 1510 History of Graphic Design & Illustration 3 Credits
Major movements and pivotal artists/designers/illustrators/art directors, 1850 to the present, and their effect on current graphic design trends.

CGT 1911 Portfolio 1 Credit
Organization and correct presentation of first-year art and design studio work for critical evaluation. A successful performance review by designated faculty and industry professionals is essential for continuance to second-year CGT coursework. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or enrollment in first-year CGT coursework and consent of program coordinator

CGT 1950 Design Fundamentals 3 Credits
A study of visual design fundamentals, creative problem solving techniques, color theory application and concept development for graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on visual literacy development, presentation techniques, craftsmanship and computer skill development using graphic design industry standard software. Corequisite(s): ARTP 1010 and CGT 1030

CGT 2005 Digital Graphic Design II 4 Credits
The study of advertising design, including design research, creative strategies development, visual/verbal concepts and presentation skills. Individual and team projects. Prerequisite(s): CGT 1105 and successful portfolio review

CGT 2040 Computer Illustration 3 Credits
Creating electronic renderings for visual communications. Infographics, product, editorial and conceptual imaging are explored. Prerequisite(s): CGT 1040 and 1105 and 1110

CGT 2045 Advanced Photoshop 3 Credits
An advanced study of photographic concepts, image enhancement, digital image editing techniques and processes for visual communication. Includes beyond-the-basics skill development with Adobe Photoshop software. Prerequisite(s): CGT 1040 or MDT 2100; and CGT 2040; or consent of program coordinator

CGT 2050 Special Projects 1-3 Credits
Special projects and applications in emerging technology and media. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Corequisite(s): CGT 1105 or consent of program coordinator

CGT 2105 Digital Graphic Design III 4 Credits
Advanced graphic design. Comprehensive projects to include design management, development and production. Professional portfolio/student exhibition. Prerequisite(s): CGT 2005 or consent of program coordinator

CGT 2140 Desktop Publishing 3 Credits
A study of electronic publishing, including the integration of text and graphics. A functional lab will be included as a component of the course. Prerequisite(s): Consent of program coordinator

CGT 2160 3D Modeling & Animation 3 Credits
A study of advanced three-dimensional design and animation. Virtual modeling techniques and the basics of 3D motion will be emphasized. Prerequisite(s): CGT 1105 and 2040; or consent of program coordinator

CGT 2240 Advanced Computer Illustration 3 Credits
An advanced study in creating electronic renderings for visual communications. Infographics, product, editorial and conceptual imaging are explored in depth. Corequisite(s): CGT 1040 and 1105 and 2040

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