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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Graphic Communication I (ART495)

Formerly Graphic Communication and Portfolio I (ART495)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: execute professional designs through the following process: comprehend the design problem being presented based on the client’s requirements and needs, target market, consumer demographics, and practical constraints (e.g. deadlines, budget, production techniques); conduct research to gain a thorough understanding of the client, target audience and demographics, product, and competitors’ products; utilize the internet as a research tool; conduct simple surveys with target audience; develop personality sheets based on ideal target audience; brainstorm solutions to the problem based on research results; refine and advance solutions to professional designs based on instructor, peer, self, and target audience’s critique and input; produce professional designs in which composition, color, and typography are fully resolved and technical execution is flawless.


Topics include: the development and practical application of research, creative, and technical skills in visual communication according to client specifications, consumers' needs, and practical constraints, development of several workable solutions for each project, and professional production of final design. Emphasis is on creating a unique approach to the design while retaining the brand identity that the company has built for itself. Students design a professional portfolio-oriented projects including a poster series, advertising campaign, and a corporate identity package.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).