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Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

Endicott College students concentrating in graphic design develop a growing body of knowledge and expertise in concepts, composition, layout, typography, and imagery in both contemporary and historical contexts, learning more advanced methods and techniques as the course sequence continues.

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Graphic designers are those who bring order and clarity to the myriad graphic messages that saturate every aspect of daily life. Endicott College students concentrating in graphic design develop a growing body of knowledge and expertise in concepts, composition, layout, typography, and imagery in both contemporary and historical contexts, learning more advanced methods and techniques as the course sequence continues. Students develop their visual and conceptual acuity through conventional print forms as well as animation, video, web and multimedia.

Curriculum Overview for Graphic Design Concentration

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 127-128

 

Freshman - Credits: 32

 

ART 101 - Visual Art and Cultural Values I: Prehistory to c. 1310 (Cr: 3)
ART 102 - Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present (Cr: 3)
ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I (Cr: 3)
ART 106 - Drawing and Composition II (Cr: 3)
ART 115 - Two Dimensional Design (Cr: 3)
ART 123 - Foundation Seminar (Cr: 3)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
GD 105 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (Cr: 3)
GD 115 - Principles of Graphic Design (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32-33

  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3-4)
  • Art Elective   (Cr: 3)
ART 201 - Painting I (Cr: 3)
or ART 250 - Printmaking (Cr: 3)
ART 205 - Three-Dimensional Design (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
PHT 116 - Introduction to Photographic Imaging (Cr: 3)
GD 200 - Sophomore Design Studio (Cr: 3)
GD 225 - Typography 1 (Cr: 3)
GD 230 - Web Design (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Visual Communications Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective   (Cr: 3)
ART 302 - Portfolio (Cr: 3)
ART 303 - Theory and Research in Visual Design (Cr: 3)
GD 310 - Interactive Design (Cr: 3)
GD 325 - Typography II (Cr: 3)
GD 360 - Junior Graphic Design Studio (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Visual Communications or Photography Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 6)
GD 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
GD 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
GD 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Internships

Recent Internships for graphic design concentrators have included:

                   
  • Rockport Publishing   

                             

  • Mullen Advertising    

           

  • Madison Advertising   

          

  • RCA Records     

          

  • Avid Media

 

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Graphic Design

1. Engage constructively in critical inquiry and analysis skills, and intellectual discourse within the art fields.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of and competency with tools and technology, including their roles in the creation, reproduction and distribution of visual messages. 

3. Demonstrate a strong handling of perceptual skills in drawing.

4. Experience the relationship of academic studio practices to professional applications.

5. Discuss and write about the historical context for the visual arts.

6. Demonstrate college-level writing proficiencies within the conventions of the discipline.

7. Demonstrate the ability to describe and respond to audiences and contexts, including recognition of physical, cognitive, cultural and social human factors that shape design decisions.

8. Create and develop the meaningful visual form using the principals of visual organization/composition, information hierarchy, and aesthetics.

9. Demonstrate an understanding of design history, theory, and criticism from a variety of perspectives.

10: Engage verbal ability to clearly and concisely articulate design concepts, solutions and rationale.

11: Risk-taking: Demonstrate willingness to go beyond original parameters of assignment, introducing new materials and forms, including tackling controversial topics.

12: Imagination: Integrate creativity and vision in pursuing thought-provoking visual design concepts using typography, symbolic representation, and color.

13: Synthesis: Deconstruct concepts, applying and carrying them out into a sophisticated and unique visual solution.


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