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Undergraduate Study

The department offers the degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic design.

B.F.A. Graphic Design.  Emphasis is on creative problem solving, design process, visual organization and communication media, and interaction design.  Graphic design graduates effectively integrate abstract thinking skills such as communication design theory, history, methodology; and technology.  Components of visual communication including typography, symbology, time-based media, information design, branding, image creation, and other communication systems are integrated with an understanding of professional practice.

Curriculum in Graphic Design

The Curriculum in Graphic Design leads to a 123.5-credit undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design including the 30-credit Core Design Program.

Admission into the professional program depends upon available resources and is subject to the approval of a faculty committee at the completion of the Core Design Program. Information on admission criteria is posted each year on the College of Design website.

Transfer students with studio credits from other programs, colleges, and universities must present for departmental review a portfolio of work done in those courses in order to have the credits apply toward studio requirements. Students are required to present this portfolio upon admission and prior to registration for classes. Arrangements for this process must be made with department advisers.

A 30-graduate-credit program is offered leading to the Master of Arts with a specialization in Graphic Design for students planning to undertake a professional degree. (NOTE: Applicants without a degree background in graphic design may be required to complete up to 18 additional credits of coursework).

A 64-graduate-credit post-professional graduate program is also offered leading to the degree Master of Fine Arts.

For more complete graduate program descriptions, see Graduate Study under Graphic Design in the Courses and Programs section.

Total Degree Requirement: 123.5 credits

Only 65 credits from a two-year institution may apply, which may include up to 16 technical credits; 9 P-NP credits of free electives; 2.00 minimum GPA.

International Perspective: 3 credits
U.S. Diversity: 3 credits
Communications: 10 credits
ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication *3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition *3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
One of the following:3
Introduction to Communication Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Communicating with the Deaf
Listening
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Total Credits10
Humanities: 6 credits

6 credits from program curriculum sheet.

Social Sciences: 6 credits

6 credits from program curriculum sheet.

Math/Physics/Biol. Sciences: 6 credits
COM S 106Introduction to Web Programming3
3 credits from program curriculum sheet3
Total Credits6
General Education Courses: 12 credits

6 credits of course level 300-400 from program curriculum sheet; Complete 6 credits from department curriculum sheet.

College of Design Core: 11.5 credits
DSN S 102Design Studio I4
DSN S 115Design Collaborative Seminar0.5
or DSN S 110 Design Exchange Seminar I
DSN S 131Drawing I4
DSN S 183Design in Context3
Total Credits11.5
Art and Design History: 12 credits
ART H 280History of Art I3
ART H 281History of Art II3
Six credits from program curriculum sheet6
Total Credits12
Studio Options: 6 credits

6 credits from ARTIS, ARTID, LA, ARCH, or other approved studio course.

Graphic Design: 52 credits
ARTGR 270Graphic Design Studio I3
ARTGR 271Graphic Design Studio II3
ARTGR 272Digital Photography for Graphic Design3
ARTGR 273Typography I3
ARTGR 274Typography II3
ARTGR 377Graphic Design Internship Seminar1
ARTGR 370Graphic Design Studio III3
ARTGR 371Graphic Design Studio IV3
ARTGR 387Graphic Design History/Theory/ Criticism I3
ARTGR 372Graphic Design Materials and Processes3
ARTGR 470Graphic Design Studio V3
ARTGR 471Graphic Design Capstone3
ARTGR 480Graphic Design Internship3
ARTGR 481Graphic Design Professional Practices3
Twelve credit options from program curriculum sheet12
Total Credits52
Electives: 2 credits

Remaining electives sufficient to complete graduation requirements.

Graphic Design, B.F.A.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
DSN S 102 or 1314DSN S 102 or 1314 
DSN S 183 (or General Education)3DSN S 183 (or General Education)3 
DSN S 110 or 1150.5-1ENGL 150 (or General Education)3 
ENGL 150 (or General Education)3General Education3 
General Education3General Education3 
General Education3LIB 1601 
 16.5-17 17
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ARTGR 2703ARTGR 2713 
ARTGR 2733ARTGR 2743 
ART H 2803ART H 2813 
ARTIS, ARTID, LA, or ARCH Studio or ART GR 2723ARTIS, ARTID, LA or ARCH studio or ART GR 2723 
ENGL 250 (or Communication Study)3ENGL 250 (or Communication Study)3 
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ARTGR 3703ARTGR 3713ARTGR 480 (or)
ARTGR 3873ART GR Option3ARTGR 4953
ARTGR Option3ARTGR 3723Students who elect to participate in the Rome Program need to take additional 3 elective credits to reach the 123.5 needed to graduate.
ARTIS, ARTID, LA, or ARCH Studio3ART or DSN History, General Education, or Rome Prep3 
General Education 3ARTGR 3771 
 DSN S 3011 
  Elective: ROME, Italian1 
 15 15 3
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ARTGR 4703ARTGR 4713 
ARTGR Option3ARTGR 4813 
ART & DESIGN History or General Education3Elective2-3 
ARTIS, ARTID, LA or ARCH Studio or General Ed3General Education3 
General Education3ARTGR Option3 
 15 14-15

Graduate Study

The department offers the degrees of Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Graphic Design and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Experiential Graphic Design.

M.F.A. in Graphic Design

The Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design is recognized as the terminal degree in the field and requires a minimum of 64-credits. M.F.A. graduates in Graphic Design are skilled in communication design, problem solving, and are adept in the use of visual language, symbology, and interaction. Graduates are proficient in the design of communications and the use of technologies that incorporate human interaction with environments, objects, and electronic and traditional publications. Students and faculty work collaboratively on a required thesis; integrating theory, creation, research, and design problem solving.

The M.A. in Experiential Graphic Design

This 30-credit degree focuses on preparing students for visual communication. This degree provides a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of user experience, including but not exclusive to wayfinding, exhibition design, interaction, information design, and placemaking. 

The MAXGD is for those seeking a graphic design specialization with little to no previous experience in the area. Students may use the degree as a complement to a bachelor's degree in graphic design or another design field to enhance their skills and qualifications for employment. It can also be used to complement those students with an undergraduate degree in a graphic design area that would like to add an additional graduate level study to their coursework prior to enter the field.

Graphic Design Graduate Program

Credit earned at Iowa State University or other institution for the Master of Arts degree may be applied toward the Master of Fine Arts degree at the discretion of the program of study committee.

Applicants to the graduate program should have an undergraduate major in an art or design area and demonstrate the ability to do technically competent and original work through the presentation of a digital portfolio for faculty review. Past academic performance and the quality of studio work are critical in the admission process. A minimum 3.0 GPA in the student's undergraduate major is the standard for full admission to the graduate program. Admission is also determined by studio space available within the program area, which changes yearly due to graduate students' progress in their programs of study.

Graduate students who have not completed an undergraduate program of study substantially equivalent to that required of undergraduates in the department can expect that additional supporting coursework, determined by the graduate faculty, may be required.

Prospective students are advised to contact the graduate coordinator with specific questions about admission procedures and portfolio review. Application and additional program information may be obtained from the Department of Graphic Design, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3092.

MFA in Graphic Design Degree Requirement

Graphic Design Requirements, 27 cr.
ARTGR 511Graphic Design Graduate Studio I3
ARTGR 512Audience and Perception3
ARTGR 521Graphic Design Graduate Studio II3
ARTGR 522Critical Media3
ARTGR 530User Engagement3
ARTGR 540Design for Behavioral Change.3
ARTGR 610Thesis Preparation Studio3
ARTGR 620Graduate Thesis Studio I3
ARTGR 630Graduate Thesis Studio II3
Total Credits27
Graphic Design Seminar Requirements, 10 cr.
ARTGR 510Graphic Design Theory3
ARTGR 520Design & Cultural Semiotics3
ARTGR 531Graphic Design Thesis Preparation1
DSN S 501x Introduction to Design Research 3
Total Credits10
 Elective Focus Area, 12 cr.

Outside of graphic design but supports area of research, may be studio (ex. DSN S 546) or other class outside the College of Design: See Graphic Design MFA Suggested Minor Course List

May also include ISU Preparing Future Faculty (PFF): 3-11 cr.

Art History, Theory, Criticism, 12 cr.
Seminar in College of Design 6
Grad-level Art History or other College of Design History Course 6
Total Credits12
Thesis, 3-6 cr.
ARTGR 699Research-Thesis3-6
Total 64-67 cr. (not including any potential prerequisites)

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Courses

Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: DSN S 102, DSN S 131; admission to the graphic design program through department review
Introduction to the fundamental skills required in the graphic design profession.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ARTGR 270
Reinforces and further explores the fundamental skills, principles, and tools required for effective visual communication.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 270 OR ARTGR 271
This course will address the development of "seeing" as a medium design, expression, and visual communication including compositional dynamics, advanced digital image manipulation, software usage and support, digital camera operations along with scanning and other digital input devices, color management, digital format for presentation and printing with digital ready formats.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 270
Emphasizes foundational typographic principles from letterform construction to hierarchies of extended text, directed toward typographic vocabulary, and typographic organization. Students will also understand both classical and contemporary typographic forms, as well as having the ability to construct typographic compositions and systems.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 271
Advances the skills and principles learned in Graphic Design Typography I. Exploration of more complex problems that address typographic hierarchy, context, sequence and typography and image.

(0-4) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 270
Basic 2-dimensional computer skills for graphic design.

(0-4) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: ARTGR 275 and concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 271
Basic 3-dimensional computer skills for graphic design.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Introduction to basic principles of visual communication that contribute to the successful comprehension of intended visual messages; these include promotional messages, such as corporate branding and marketing campaigns, as well as informational messages, such as those used in computer interface design or in the clear presentation of diagrammatic data. Emphasis is placed on sensitivity to the diversity of the intended American or global audience, and to the cross-cultural differences that may affect the ways that visual messages are interpreted. Methods for creating brand experiences are explored as they apply to both small and large enterprises, ranging from personal brand to corporate brand identities.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: ARTGR 271, ARTGR 276, and credit or concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 387
Creation and design of images and symbols for communication. Application and integration of typography with images and symbols.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ARTGR 370 and ARTGR 387
Development and preparation of design concepts for application to the printing and electronic publishing process. Creative problem-solving skills, introduction to systems design.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 371
Lecture about the processes and materials involved in graphic design arts reproduction. Course covers pre-press, paper selection and specification, ink systems, type systems and fonts, output technology, printing presses and bindery operations.

(1-0) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370 or ARTGR 371
Procedural and ethical concerns related to the graphic design internship. Personal goals, preparation of resume and plans for internship. Study and tours of areas of interest within the graphic design profession.

(2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370
Lecture, discussion and writing about the critical issues facing the communications field today and in the future.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 587). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Late nineteenth century to the 1990s. This course will explore the cultural, social, political, industrial, and technological forces that have influenced the practice of graphic design in Britain, Europe, and the United States. Students will study the historical issues and problems facing designers, their clients, and their publics.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 588). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Critical issues that affect the contemporary practice of graphic design as it relates to the United States. Students will study a variety of issues that include, but are not exclusive to, new media, gender, class, design and the public sphere, design as social action, postmodern design theory, sustainability, and ethical practice.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(0-1) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 300 or 400 level graphic design studio course
Travel, study, and tours of areas of interest within the graphic design profession such as print production companies, design studios, and museums. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 563). (0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470
3D visualization in a Motion Graphics context. Emphasis on design in 3D computer animation as it relates to various electronic media.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 564). (0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371 or ARTGR 470.
Studio in experimental techniques using the digital drawing tablet combined with manual drawing mediums, exploring the digital tablet, scanner, and camera as ways to collect and make images, conceptual and compositional development of digital techniques and software, and connecting digital techniques to visual processes and ideation. Students will have a better understanding of different ways of working digitally while exploring image-making processes.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: ARTGR 371
Advanced design systems as applied to corporate identity and environmental graphic design. Symbology as an integrated component of communication systems.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ARTGR 470 or permission of instructor
Experience design and innovation in a multi-disciplinary design studio. Class will use unique research, design, evaluation, creativity, and innovation methodologies to solve human problems on special topics. Designed solutions will be in the form of products, artifacts, interfaces, information, and human environments.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 572). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, ARTGR 470, or ARTGR 471
Photography as a tool for creating conceptually-driven images and metaphors. Emphasis is on photography as an evocative storytelling device for a range of audiences and design applications. Compositional and technical aspects are explored to ensure successful interpretation of the photograph's intended message.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 573). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design
The design of visual, aural and textual communication for electronic media.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 574). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design
Visual communication applied to exhibition design focusing on educational or interactive museum exhibitions, trade show booth design, and modular unit design for traveling exhibitions. Translation of graphic information to a three-dimensional space.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 575). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate classification in College of Design
Typographic theory exploring traditional and non-traditional forms, both historical and contemporary typographic achievements.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 576). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371 or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design
Analysis and application of scientific, systematic, and non-traditional problem-solving and problem-seeking techniques.

(0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470
Graphic design outreach and problem solving. Individual and group projects for non-profit clients selected by the instructor.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 578). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design
The development of advanced and experimental web design for the applications of e-commerce, education and the communication of visual information.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 579). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design
Study of the navigational challenges of built environments and outdoor spaces, including site analysis, development of navigational plans, and design of wayfinding sign systems. Issues of function, accessibility, legibility, and fabrication are considered.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: ARTGR 377, 12 credits in graphic design; permission of instructor, registration in advance of enrollment
Graphic design experience in an off-campus professional environment.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 470
Professional design management: ethics, setting up a new business, client/designer relationships, contractual options, billing practices, and effective operating procedures.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ARTGR 470 and concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 471
Exploration and development of job application materials and presentation skills.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 584). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design.
Special issues related to graphic design. Topics vary each time offered.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment
Student must have completed related graphic design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment
Student must have completed related graphic design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment
Student must have completed related graphic design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment
Student must have completed related graphic design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment
Student must have completed related graphic design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment
Student must have completed related graphic design coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 591). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design.
The philosophy, concepts, and structures of publication design.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 592). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design.
The philosophy, concepts, and structures of systems thinking in graphic design.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Evidence of satisfactory experience in area of specialization
Intensive 2 to 4 week studio exploration. Topics vary each time offered.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 595). Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
International study abroad program with visits to design studios, art museums, and educational facilities.

Cr. R. Repeatable.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in Iowa State University Graphic Design Study Abroad Rome Program or an equivalent approved program; DSN S 301 is a prerequisite for students going to Rome.
Study and tours of museums, galleries, artist and/or designer studios, and other areas of interest within art and design. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-1) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Acceptance to the undergraduate or graduate programs in graphic design.
Introduction to places related to graphic design in urban environments such as museums and design studios. Culture and context of design in the urban environment. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification in College of Design or permission of instructor.
This course will investigate graphic design as a tool to represent and create imageability in the mind of the audience, through relevant readings in graphic design theory and principles of visual organization in various media.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification in College of Design or permission of instructor.
Introduction to a range of research topics, methods, and ideas that are predicated on learning through the process of creation.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification in College of Design or permission of instructor.
Theory and investigation of systems, structures, principles of visual organization for communication through the experimental application of traditional and non-traditional media. Studio problems will be influenced by social, cultural, environmental, or technological factors.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate classification in College of Design or permission of instructor.
Introduction to semiotics as it relates to art, design and culture. Historical and contemporary vantage points and the importance of designers as makers of meaning. Key concepts of semiotics and the interrelationship between message, meaning, design and culture.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Enrollment in the Graphic Design Graduate Program.
In this advanced graduate graphic design studio led by a variety of faculty, students will be introduced to a range of research topics, methods and ideas that are predicated on learning through the process of creation.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Enrollment in the Graphic Design Graduate Program.
Advanced theory and investigation of critical media and application of principles of visual organization for communication. Through hypothetical design work with critical media tools, studio problems will examine and be informed by social, cultural, environmental, or technological factors.

(0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate enrollment in the Graphic Design Program or graduate enrollment in College of Design or permission of instructor
The exploration and design of interface/interaction with products, systems, and technologies.

(0-1) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Acceptance to graphic design graduate program.
Exploration, formulation, and structuring of graduate thesis topic, investigation of design research and creative scholarship. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate enrollment in the Graphic Design Program or graduate enrollment in College of Design or permission of instructor
The exploration and design of educational experiences and artifacts as they relate to the social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of society.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 463). (0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470
3D visualization in a Motion Graphics context. Emphasis on design in 3D computer animation as it relates to various electronic media.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 464). (0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371 or ARTGR 470.
Studio in experimental techniques using the digital drawing tablet combined with manual drawing mediums, exploring the digital tablet, scanner, and camera as ways to collect and make images, conceptual and compositional development of digital techniques and software, and connecting digital techniques to visual processes and ideation. Students will have a better understanding of different ways of working digitally while exploring image-making processes.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 472). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, ARTGR 470, or ARTGR 471
Photography as a tool for creating conceptually-driven images and metaphors. Emphasis is on photography as an evocative storytelling device for a range of audiences and design applications. Compositional and technical aspects are explored to ensure successful interpretation of the photograph's intended message.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 473). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design
The design of visual, aural and textual communication for electronic media.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 474). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design
Visual communication applied to exhibition design focusing on educational or interactive museum exhibitions, trade show booth design, and modular unit design for traveling exhibitions. Translation of graphic information to a three-dimensional space.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 475). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate classification in College of Design
Typographic theory exploring traditional and non-traditional forms, both historical and contemporary typographic achievements.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 476). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371 or ARTGR 470 Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design
Analysis and application of scientific, systematic, and non-traditional problem-solving and problem-seeking techniques.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 478). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design
The development of advanced and experimental web design for the applications of e-commerce, education and the communication of visual information.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 479). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design
Study of the navigational challenges of built environments and outdoor spaces, including site analysis, development of navigational plans, and design of wayfinding sign systems. Issues of function, accessibility, legibility, and fabrication are considered.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 484). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: graduate enrollment in College of Design.
Special issues related to graphic design. Topics vary each time offered.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 387). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Late nineteenth century to the 1990s. This course will explore the cultural, social, political, industrial, and technological forces that have influenced the practice of graphic design in Britain, Europe, and the United States. Students will study the historical issues and problems facing designers, their clients, and their publics.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 388). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Critical issues that affect the contemporary practice of graphic design as it relates to the United States. Students will study a variety of issues that include, but are not exclusive to, new media, gender, class, design and the public sphere, design as social action, postmodern design theory, sustainability, and ethical practice.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with HCI). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Graduate classification or permission of instructor.
Issues in ethics and decision-making as they relate to technology, design, design research, HCI, and the design industry.

Cr. arr.

Prereq: Bachelor's degree in graphic design, or evidence of satisfactory equivalency in specialized area
Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment.

Cr. arr.

Prereq: Bachelor's degree in graphic design, or evidence of satisfactory equivalency in specialized area
Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment.

Cr. arr.

Prereq: Bachelor's degree in graphic design, or evidence of satisfactory equivalency in specialized area
Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment.

Cr. arr.

Prereq: Bachelor's degree in graphic design, or evidence of satisfactory equivalency in specialized area
Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 491). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design.
The philosophy, concepts, and structures of publication design.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 492). (0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Undergraduate: Concurrent enrollment in ARTGR 370, ARTGR 371, or ARTGR 470. Graduate: Graduate enrollment in College of Design.
The philosophy, concepts, and structures of systems thinking in graphic design.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Graduate classification; evidence of satisfactory experience in area of specialization
Intensive 2 to 4 week studio exploration. Topics vary each time offered.

(Dual-listed with ARTGR 495). Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
International study abroad program with visits to design studios, art museums, and educational facilities.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.


Courses for graduate students:

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ARTGR 531, Graduate enrollment in the College of Design.
Initial development and exploration of graduate thesis topic, investigation of design research and creative scholarship. Determine Faculty Committee and Program of Study and file forms with Graduate College.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: ARTGR 610.
Advanced creative scholarship in specialized area of focus within graphic design. Culminates in a development plan, preliminary design work, and supporting documentation.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ARTGR 620
Advanced research component in specialized area of focus within graphic design. Advances a development plan, preliminary design work, and supporting documentation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.


Cr. arr. Repeatable.