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GRC 101 Introduction to Graphic Communications (3 credits)
Introduction to systems and technologies involved in the reproduction of art into various media. Graphic communications history, theory, processes, industry makeup, current and future technologies, and job opportunities.

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GRC 103 Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 credits)
Introduction to the computer as a graphic communications tool using image editing and page layout software. Software literacy, computer graphics terminology, design application, and production are stressed.

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GRC 119 Computer Graphics/Digital Media (3 credits)
Introduction to the key digital elements of multimedia. Overview of hardware and software, design principles, and management skills needed to develop dynamic, interactive multimedia products. Knowledge of Windows '95 or later operating system is strongly recommended.

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GRC 156 Computer Illustration (3 credits)
Introduction to visual communication as it relates to commercial art using vector-based software with an emphasis on corporate identity. Covers graphic design methodology, layout, typography, symbols, logos, and logo systems developed from thumbnails through final design.

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GRC 183 Electronic Imaging (3 credits)
Introduction to digital imagery as a source for creating new images, scanning, and image manipulation. Explores visual communication through technical and conceptual methods. Recommended prerequisite: GRC 103. Also available as ART 243.

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GRC 188 Web Animation and Interactivity I (3 credits)
Introduction to animations and interactivity for the Web and mobile devices using Flash. Focuses on planning, design, and production. Topics covered include information architecture, navigational systems, tweens, audio, video, ActionScript, object properties, components, conditional actions, and publishing options. Recommended prerequisite: GRC 156.

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GRC 256 Computer Illustration II (3 credits)
Advanced two-dimensional illustration techniques using vector-based graphics software. Graphic projects are created with elements of design and application of principles of design. Recommended prerequisite: GRC 156.

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GRC 301 Graphic Communications Management Essentials (1 credits)
Designed for non-graphic majors and covers essential concepts in graphic communications required for a manager of digital technology systems. Students will begin work on individual portfolios of their achievements during this degree program. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must have completed an AAS degree.

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GRC 320 Design Methods and Research (3 credits)
Lecture, readings, and studio projects exploring strategies to promote effective design thinking and analysis. Students will produce context-appropriate design solutions that resolve given design challenges in graphics and media, while increasing their technical fluency in industry-standard software applications.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GRC 256 and an AAS degree.

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GRC 350 Design Ideation and Process (3 credits)
Course investigates a range of approaches and strategies to enrich the conceptual and exploratory phases of the design process. Studio Projects in digital process drawing and concept rendering.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GRC 256 and an AAS degree.

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GRC 360 Typography and Letterforms (3 credits)
The historical context of letterforms and visual languages in type as symbol and image. Exploring typographic form expressing visual concepts and narratives. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must have completed GRC 320.

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GRC 364 Publication Design (3 credits)
Course covers topics central to the design of long format publications, including layout and design, typography, production technologies and standards, and instruction in industry-standard software applications.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GRC 320.

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GRC 365 Web & Interface Design (3 credits)
Instruction in the methods and techniques of website design from concept to completion. Course covers site construction in HTML with cascading style sheets (CSS). Course emphasizes organizational design considerations such as information hierarchy, legibility, and accessibility, while maintaining a professional standard in graphic design treatment.

Prerequisite: Must have been accepted into the BAS-GRC Program.

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GRC 383 Advanced Multimedia Design: Video and Audio (3 credits)
Covers planning, design, and creation of multimedia projects which include video and audio elements. Student will build on processes learned in prior classes to learn scene creation, transitions, voice over, digital music recording, sound effects, and other techniques. This course culminates in planning, creating, and presenting a project making use of the techniques learned.

Prerequisite: Must be in junior standing and have completed GRC 119 or GRC 301 or CIT 303.

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GRC 455 Motion Graphics (3 credits)
Explores the expressive potential of motion graphics as a contemporary communication and design medium. Projects and instruction utilizing time-based editing software and emphasizing kinetic composition methods with various visual media and graphic elements.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GRC 350.

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GRC 490 Graphic Design/Media Internship (3 credits)
Supervised professional experience in the graphic design, media, or illustration field. At least 135 hours of student work are required. Prerequisite: Fully-admitted major in good standing, completed internship application, appropriate previous coursework, and written consent by program coordinator required for enrollment. Certain internships may require additional prior coursework per faculty advisor recommendation.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GRC 320 and GRC 350 and GRC 360. Instructor consent required.

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GRC 492 Individual Studies (3 credits)
Student-initiated in-depth design or media-related work to enhance and focus the portfolio in target areas. Written project proposal, references, relevant student design samples, and proposed production schedule to be submitted in writing prior to enrollment. At least 135 hours of student work are required. Fully-admitted major in good standing, completed individual studies proposal, and appropriate previous coursework required for enrollment.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GRC 320 and GRC 350 and GRC 360. Instructor consent required.

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