Course Outlines

Technical Foundations — GRDT 1001

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 1.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This is an introductory course that prepares all students for entry into the graphic design or web and multimedia design fields. General overviews will be given of the visual arts, photography, and graphic design fields. Students will learn basic computer operations, how to use the local campus network for servers and printers, ad an introduction to the online classroom resources. Additionally, students will learn to prepare, mount, display, and present design work.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 1/12/15 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. create finished mounted documents for presentation
    2. create thumbnails and comprehensive sketches
    3. define and use vocabulary associated with computer operation
    4. develop a portfolio plan
    5. discuss design degrees curriculum
    6. discuss ethical and legal issues associated with graphic design
    7. identify and discuss the elements of design
    8. identify and discuss the principles of design
    9. identify and use basic color theory models
    10. identify and use basic typographic terminology
    11. identify jobs available in graphic design, web design and multimedia
    12. identify software and file formats
    13. identify the student/advisor role in successful program completion
    14. locate and identify class offerings online
    15. locate and use online registration and Desire2Leam
    16. mount images on presentation boards
    17. operate a mat cutter to size mounting boards
    18. operate a printer to print single and multi-page documents
    19. operate a rotary cutter to trim documents
    20. operate a scanner to import basic images
    21. operate the computer to create finished computer generated graphics
    22. store files on a computer, on removable storage, and on the server
    23. understand and apply copyright laws
    24. use a dry mounting press
    25. use binding equipment
    26. use the Macintosh OS to manage files, c01mect to the network and print
    27. use the internet to conduct research
    28. use the library to research projects
    29. use word processing software to write a basic journal
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted