GRA – Graphic Arts

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

GRA-151 Computer Graphics I (1 3 0 2)

This course introduces the use of hardware and software for production and design in graphic arts. Topics include graphical user interface and current industry uses such as design, layout, typography, illustration, and imaging for production. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and use the computer as a fundamental design and production tool. (FA). National ID (CIP) 50.0409 Graphic Design.

GRA-152 Computer Graphics II (1 3 0 2)

This course covers advanced design and layout concepts utilizing illustration, page layout, and imaging software in graphic arts. Emphasis is placed on enhancing and developing the skills that were introduced in GRA-151. Upon completion, students should be able to select and utilize appropriate software for design and layout solutions. State prerequisite: Take GRA-151. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0409 Graphic Design.

GRA-153 Computer Graphics III (1 3 0 2)

This course is a continuation of GRA 152. Emphasis is placed on advanced computer graphics hardware and software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in selection and utilization of appropriate software for specialized applications. State prerequisite: Take GRA-152. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0409 Graphic Design.

GRA-154 Computer Graphics IV (1 3 0 2)

This course is a continuation of GRA 1 153. Emphasis is placed on advanced techniques using a variety of hardware and software applications to produce complex projects. Upon completion, students should be able to use electronic document production tools. State prerequisite: Take GRA-153. RCC corequisite: Take GRD-280. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0409 Graphic Design.