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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Survey of Graphic Design 1 (MC 01)

Course Category: 

62 hours (17 weeks). 

Various; distance learning format.

September 2012 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: utilize proper graphic design terminology, understand the difference between vector and raster images and how these differences affect design work; create and edit artwork with vector and raster based software; add and manipulate type in design work; apply various fills and effects to design elements; work with tools, palettes, shortcuts and other basic functions across multiple platforms; and integrate skills learned into coherent and well-executed design pieces.


This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: graphic design, Adobe Illustrator, vector software, typography, Photoshop, masks, tracing, marketing, branding and corporate identity. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Graphic Design, Media Arts or Digital Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review) (9/22 revalidation).