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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

February 11, 2005

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Flor Blanco, Belknap Hall 110A, Ext. 4604, fblanco@mnsfld.edu.

The Department of Communication & Theatre has requested the following curricular actions:

 

# 1 Action:

New Course: COM 4406 Digital Video Editing

Purpose and Nature of Course: preparation in digital editing techniques

Course Description for Catalog:

Instruction in the mechanics and techniques of non-linear video editing ranging from logging and organizing materials to understanding and employing differing types of editing methods.  Hands on experience with various editing platforms such as Final Cut Pro and AVID.

Prerequisites: GRA 1101, COM 3301

 

# 2 Action

New Course: GRA 1101 Introduction to Graphic Design

Purpose and Nature of Course: To acquaint students with the historical development of graphic design and to offer basic instruction in graphic design techniques

Course Description for Catalog:

This course offers a survey of the development of the field of graphic design from its beginnings to current practices in both print and electronic form. The goals of this course are to provide instruction and experience in: historical development of the field of graphic design; creation of visual identity, social and political consequences and current trends.

 

# 3 Action:                                                                                                                      

New Course: GRA 1102 History of Graphic Design                                                  

Purpose and Nature of Course: To acquaint students with the historical development of graphic design and to offer basic instruction in graphic design techniques               

Course Description for Catalog:                                                                                      

This course offers a survey of the development of the field of graphic design from its beginnings to current practices in both print and electronic form. The goals of this course are to provide instruction and experience in: historical development of the field of graphic design; visual identity

 

# 4 Action:

New Course: GRA 2201 Computer Graphics I

Purpose and Nature of Course: This course is designed to familiarize students with basic 2D and 3D graphic design concepts and to acquaint students with appropriate computer software applications for various projects

Course Description for Catalog:

This introductory course is designed to offer instruction on the basic concepts and terminology of the application of 2-D and basic 3-D computer graphics in visual communication. Concentration is on visualization, design and digital techniques. Prerequisites: GRA 1101

 

# 5 Action:

New Course: GRA 3301 Computer Graphics II

Purpose and Nature of Course: Continued study in 2D and 3D graphic Design and animation graphics techniques

Course Description for Catalog:

Exploration in the use of appropriate software in computer graphics including further examination of techniques in creating 3-D graphics. Additional instruction will focus on utilizing computer animation software such as Cinema 4 D and/or Maya.        

Prerequisite: GRA 1101, GRA 2201

 

# 6 Action:                                                                                                                       

New Course: GRA 4410 Internship                                                                                           

Purpose and Nature of Course: To Provide a professional work-related experience for qualified seniors                                                                                                        

Credit(s): 6-15 Undergraduate  

Course Description for Catalog: This course is designed to offer students practical understanding of graphic design techniques in the workplace environment.  The student will take part in a supervised and evaluated experience in varied settings.  Students must have earned 90 credits by the semester preceding the internship, and have a 2.5 overall QPA and 3.0 in the major at the time of application.  May be taken for 6-15 credits.                                                                                                                                  

Prerequisites: 90 Credits completed in GRA Major

 

# 7 Action

New Program: B.S. in Graphic Design

Rationale for program:  The addition of this new program will allow students who are interested in careers in graphic design to formally pursue a course of study.  In 2001 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that through 2010 eight of the top ten careers will be in the computer and technology field.  Graphic design occupation opportunities are expected to reach 27% during the same period according to the Bureau..  The program in Graphic Design is also consistent with the 2003 Revised Mansfield Plan which urges “continue our leadership role in the use of technology in our learning environment” and urges ”support [for] information technology as a strategic advantage for Mansfield University.”

 

Program Description for Catalog: 

The Graphic Design Program is designed to prepare students for careers in fields that employ graphic designers including print and television advertising, web design, and other media where graphic elements are used.

Program Objectives:  Graduates from the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize the techniques and technical processes in the field of graphic design
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under the pressures created by deadlines for various projects
  • Present a portfolio of work to prospective employers that demonstrate an understanding and application of graphic design concepts
  • Obtain entry level positions in employment related to graphic design

GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

General Education Prescribed Courses

ARH 1101

Introduction to Art (Fine Arts)

3

ECO 1102

Principles of Microeconomics (Social Science)

3

 

TOTAL


6

 

MAJOR/Major Related

Required Core for Major (27 credits)

ART 2240

Two Dimensional Design

3

ART 3342

Advertising, Design, and Lettering

3

ART 3365

Computer Art

3

BUS 3330

Marketing

3

GRA 1101

Introduction to Graphic Design

3

GRA 1102

History of Graphic Design

3

COM 2201

Introduction to Mass Media

3

COM 4440

Communication Law

3

JN 2210

Media Design

3

 

TOTAL


27

 

 

 

Required Emphasis  courses for Print Graphics  track

ART 2248

Drawing

3

ART 3331

Printmaking

3

ART 4431

Advanced Printmaking

3

ART 4442

Advanced Advertising, Design, and Lettering

3

ART 3330

Digital Photography

3

Required Emphasis courses for Motion Graphics track

ART 4465

Advanced Computer Art

3                  

COM 3301

Television Program Design I

3

GRA 2201

Computer Graphics I

3

GRA 3301

Computer Graphics II

3

COM 4406

Digital Video Editing

3

Recommended Related Electives for either emphasis (for a total of 21 credits by advising)

BUS 3332

Promotion in Marketing

3

CIS 3303

Web Site Design

3

COM 3336

or

COM 3360

Business and Professional Communication

or

Organizational Communication

3

 

 

 

Other ART,COM,GRA

Other prefixes

By advising

 

 

 

 

Competitive Internships (Students must apply/qualify)

GRA 4410

Internship

6-15

 

 

 


GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

Credit Summary

 

 

 

Major Related Credits Prescribed in General Education

            2 courses

6

 

 

 

Required core for major:

            9 courses

27

 

 

 

Required related electives:

            7 of 13 courses through advising

21

 

 

 

Internship:

            Apply and qualify

12

 

 

 

Total credits Major/Major Related

63

 

 

 

Total required credits:

69

 

 

 

Degree credit requirements:

120

 

 

 

Additional General Education requirements (under current Gen Ed model):

 

 

 

Core:             
UNV 100, COM 1101, ENG 1112, ENG 3313

10

 

                        Wellness

3

 

                        Fine Arts (above)

3

 

                    

 

                     Groups 1-6 GE requirements

39

 

 

 

Total Program Requirements:

63

 

Total General Education Requirements:

55

 

Total Degree Requirements:

118

 

 

 

Total Degree Credits Required for graduation:

120

 

 

 

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