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Last approved: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:02:04 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:31:32 GMT

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GD (Graphic Design)
401
031729
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Graphic Design Practicum
Graphic Design Practicum
College of Design
Graphic Design/Industrial Design (12GDID)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Summer II 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Studio4.5
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Robin Vuchnich
Assistant Professor of the Practice

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Studio3015YesAll students graduating in a given academic year enroll in the (only) fall offering.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: GD 301 and GD 410 and GD 417

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Capstone experience focused on the transition from school to career. Individual capstone project and discussions of professional practice, guidelines, and ethics. Graphic Design majors only, seniors.

GD 401 Capstone (6 credits) is effectively converted into both GD 401 Practicum (3 credits) and GD 400 Advanced Graphic Design Studio (6 credits). This schedule change allows students who complete their coursework early to take the previous “capstone” in the fall, thus allowing them to graduate a semester early when possible through credits accrual. Dividing the previous course into two courses creates a more efficient system. Students will complete their capstone (an old title) in 3 hours and also have time for a new additional GD 400 Advanced Graphic Design Studio (6). The GD 400 Studios can also be replaced by Swing Studios, further supporting the interdisciplinary mission; students must now accrue 18 such credits compared with the previous 12. In spring semesters two sections of GD 400 will regularly be offered, enabling students to select a topical studio based on personal interest. Current practice requires that GD 401 Capstone be taught both fall and spring semesters to accommodate variable matriculation patterns; now GD 401 Practicum will be offered every fall only, as it need not be the final semester for all students.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Faculty teach this course as part of the regularly calculated teaching load.. Requires access to and familiarity with a broad range of creative design software as in previous courses in the curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will (* individually or † collaboratively):




  • Examine the current state of graphic design and related disciplines,† and as supplemental to that examination,




  • Interview design practitioners to gain a realistic view of practice;†




  • Prioritize sections of practice according to their own future plans,* and




  • Devise, structure, and design a capstone project that furthers this positioning;* and




  • Organize a final exhibition or celebration.†




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project90%Self-initiated project and portfolio preparation.
Participation10%Discussion and teamwork.

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