GRAPHIC DESIGN ESSENTIALS

  • Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Graphic Design Essentials
  • Course #: MGDP1210
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Graphic Design professionals need to learn how to use tools of their trade. This course concentrates on several aspects of those tools: printing and presentation of materials; industry processes of printing and bindery as it pertains to finished printed materials; and color theory for design purposes. The student will learn on how to use the various printers and output devices in the Graphic Design department; use mounting materials and trimming devices for presentation purposes; and various color models which they will apply to their design concepts throughout their coursework.

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:
Identify tools used in Graphic Design
Produce printed materials
Assemble printed materials for presentation
Utilize print production equipment
Demonstrate use of various printing processes
Use printed materials and substrates
Apply color theory principles
Demonstrate use of color in design
Classify color models used in Graphic Design

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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