ART 4400 Graphic Design Studio Problems 1.5/1.5/3
Prerequisite: ART 3402
This is a professional preparatory class in which students in the class operate as a design team that interacts directly with a variety of selected clients, with faculty supervision, to realize professional projects. This course is intended to provide students with a realistic working environment that produces tangible results beyond normal classroom assignments. Teamwork within the class is necessary to divide up work tasks and to strategize effective work flow to provide results for clients within the deadlines outlined by each specific project. Projects will vary each semester depending on the clients and work assignments will not always be identical for each student within the class. The course will be a combination of discussion, lecture, client meetings, studio and production time, with client project assignments throughout the semester. Common professional practices and client interaction skills are discussed as well as technical production issues such as offset print production, commercial paper, printing issues, and other problems as the projects require. This course will fulfill the same requirement as ART 4403 or 4404 for all graphic design majors, but not both.