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.