The Graphic Arts area teaches visual communication through graphic design, artists' books, interactive Web and multimedia while encouraging students to develop a personal voice.
Beginning classes teach typography skills, various computer software programs and a range of bookmaking strategies. At an intermediate level, classes focus on text and image integration, interactivity and the creation of book and Web narratives. Advanced students work on more complex projects through critical analysis, instruction and directed studies.
Our facilities include Mac and PC computer labs that are fully equipped with high resolution color monitors, the latest version of desktop publishing and Web publishing software, scanners, laser, thermal-wax and large-format inkjet printers, and complete equipment for any type of hand bookbinding.
For more information about the Graphic Arts area, contact Chantal Zakari.
Fall 2013 Course Offerings
Below are current course offerings for the Graphic Arts area. See the 2013 Fall Course Catalog for full descriptions and schedules.
Students in the undergraduate, graduate, Studio and Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs may also take Continuing Education courses for credit.
Pictograph and Symbol Drawing / GRA 1005 01
Type as Image / GRA 1201 01
Illustration / GRA 1301 01
Remade, Recycled, Reconfigured / GRA 1302 01
Print Matters / GRA 1401 01
Artists' Books: An Introduction / GRA 1402 01
Table of Contents / GRA 1404 01
Books, Zines, Posters and the Uses of Social
Narratives / GRA 1405 01
Net Art / GRA 1506 01
Art Commercial: Self-Serving Design for an Expanded Marketplace / GRA 2008 01
Graphic Design Studio / GRA 2066 01
Publish / GRA 4403 01
Net Art / GRA 4506 01
Mixed Messages: Text Based Studio Practice / GRA 3001-01