Graphic Design Practicum

This course allows the student to work with the instructor through field-related experiences. The instructor works as the manager with the student on a variety of projects taken from business and industry. The course allows the student to gain experience and understanding of the field in a job-like environment. [16-80-96] Lab Fee

Global History from 1500 to Present

An interdisciplinary study of various world civilizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe from 1500 C.E. (Common Era) to the present. This course will use a comparative approach to study a variety of global themes and patterns over time. Humanities or social science credit.

Graphic Design Internship

This course provides the opportunity for the student to gain relevant career experience by being placed in a non-classroom environment that exposes them to modern business practices. Typically, local advertising agencies, graphic design firms, and printing houses are utilized to provide a valid work experience for the student. Students will either be placed by the instructor or can choose an internship location upon approval from the instructor.

History of Michigan

The origin and development of the contemporary political, economic, and social institutions of the state of Michigan. The relation of this history of the state to that of the nation is stressed.

Portfolio Review

This course focuses on students developing their design portfolio. It will provide the student the opportunity to apply the combined understanding gained from earlier courses and projects to more fully realized work for a portfolio of designs which will prepare them for future design endeavors. A final portfolio review will be held at the end of the semester to provide a full evaluation of the student’s portfolio in preparation of entering the job market. [32–32–64] Lab Fee

Graphic Design – Special Topics

This course allows the student to explore focus areas such as specific software, publications, printed material, and web page development. Since topics change, this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to eight credits. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Independent Study

An opportunity for the interested student to pursue independently the study of some subject under the direction of a member(s) of the professional staff. Problems are designed and arrangements made to meet the needs of the individual students.

American Foundations

A survey of the political, economic, and social history of the United States from the colonial era to 1877.

Typography and Typesetting

This course involves the study of typography and typesetting as an integral element of graphic design. The principles of typography will be examined through the topics of history, fonts and their classifications, and type as an image and design element. Layout and typesetting projects will involve various types of documents and publishing with the purpose to achieve successful, informative and expressive visual communication. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Modern America

A survey of the political, economic, and social history of the United States from 1877 to the present.