• Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Applied Graphic Design
  • Course #: MGDP2010
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course incorporates hands-on application of Fundamentals of Graphic Design combined with creativity and tools from software and other lecture courses. Students will apply the principles and elements of design to hands-on projects. The learner will create and design projects from concept to completion. The projects developed in this course will be used in the student's portfolio.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Write report on the history of Graphic Design
Use Gestalt theory in producing design layouts
Sketch thumbnails for each the design projects assigned
Use the principles of graphic design
Show continuous improvement in design techniques
Use the elements of graphic design
Create a grid project using the golden ratio
Apply the rules of typography
Evaluate visual hierarchy
Critique design solutions
Create a typographic poster
Design an advertising campaign

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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