Graphic Design II

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Graphic Design II

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Graphic Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GD 2203 Graphic Design I
    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems
    GD 2002 Research-Concept-Design
    ITC 2110 Digital Tools for Graphic Design and Production 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    An investigation on Graphic Design thinking and techniques, and an analysis of the role of Graphic Design within the communication process

    RATIONALE: 
    Expanding on the knowledge gained in Graphic Design I and ResearchConcept-Design, this course will explore how to develop strong design projects that effectively communicate messages and ideas. Through practical assignments, presentations, group discussions and critiques, the students will: strengthen their research competence and conceptual thinking; deepen their understanding of design and improve their technical and presentation skills

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course the student should be able to:
    1. Evaluate the role of Graphic Design within the communication process.
    2. Create original concepts and design outcomes in response to a design brief.
    3. Develop design projects of increased complexity, from their concept to their realization.
    4. Formulate arguments based on research to present and defend their work.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, and problem solving sessions, applied projects, class critiques and discussions.
    - Visits to companies and/or production sites.
    - Attendance of lectures/workshops by professionals offered on campus and/or in companies.
    - Studios: students are encouraged to use studio facilities for the completion of their works.
    - Media labs: students use media labs for the completion of projects and portfolios.
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture and reading material.
    - Use of Blackboard, where instructors post assignments, instructions, announcements, as well as additional resources.