Graphics Technology

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GRT 112 Digital Imaging for Graphics Technology    (3)
Techniques of drawing and digital imaging for graphics technology. Emphasis on computer operations and the use of image editing software programs (Lab). Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Skill Area IV. Fall.

200s

GRT 212 Graphic Arts Processes    (3)
A course designed to provide the student with a basic working knowledge of the printing industry. Printing, duplicating, and copying processes are included. (Lab). Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Skill Area IV. Fall.

GRT 222 2D Animation for Graphics Technology    (3)
Prereq.: GRT 112 or permission of department chair. The integration of graphic technology applications and the study of electronic visual images. Emphasis will be on 2D animation. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Spring.

GRT 232 Introduction to 3D Animation Technology    (3)
Prereq.: ETM and GRT 112 or MFG 121 or ETC 122. Wire frame modeling applications will be introduced. Topics include the creation of basic geometric shapes; editing the model structure; animating and rendering the animation. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Spring. (E)

GRT 242 Introduction to Graphic Design & Color    (3)
Prereq.: GRT112 or 212 or permission of instructor. Introduction to the use of graphics elements and color. Topics include production design for brochures, packaging, and web; includes theory and practice of process color printing. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Fall.

300s

GRT 332 Advanced 3D Modeling & Animation Technology    (3)
Prereq.: GRT 232. 2D and 3D animation methods: project planning, scripting, storyboards, advanced modeling, lighting, materials mapping, and motion. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Irregular. (O)

GRT 342 Screen Printing & Post-Press Operation    (3)
Fundamental operations and related information in post-press printing operation. Copy preparation, screen and stencil systems, printing techniques, ink and substrate compatibility, and finishing processes. Includes the study of layout and hand binding. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Spring.

GRT 352 Color Management & Analysis    (3)
Prereq.: GRT 112 and 242. Scientific study of color, perception and measurement principles, protocol for tolerances and targeting, and quality control practices of graphic color systems. Emphasis on the connection of color science to the graphic industry and state-of the art measurement equipment and software. Students will deploy color profiling, color management, color targeting and tolerance development to industry relevant applications. Two hour lecture and two hour laboratory, course meets four hours per week. Spring.

GRT 362 Estimating & Scheduling for Graphics Technology    (3)
Prereq.: GRT 212 or permission of department chair. Emphasis placed on the many factors which must be considered when estimating a printing job. Actual estimates will be prepared, using a variety of fixed and variable costs, through manual techniques and computer estimating software. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Spring.

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

GRT 402 Topics in Graphics Technology    (1 to 3)
Prereq.: Permission of department chair. An individualized inquiry of comprehensive study into a selected technical area. The student may elect to examine processes, products or developmental aspects of graphics technology. May be used as an elective on a graduate student's planned program of study with the permission of the program advisor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits for different topics. On demand. [GR]

GRT 405 Applied Topics in Graphics Technology    (3)
Prereq.: Permission of department chair. A laboratory oriented course providing comprehensive study of a selected technological topic. May be used as an elective on a graduate student's planned program of study with the permission of the program advisor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits for different topics. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. On demand. [GR]

GRT 411 Instructional Methods in Animation Graphics    (3)
Prereq.: CET 113 or MFG 121 or ETC 122 or permission of chair; for graduate students, admission to the M.S. Technology Education program. Using animation software, digitizing equipment, and paint/draw programs to produce two- and three-dimensional presentations, slide shows, and videotapes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Irregular.

GRT 432 Customization & Development in Animation Technology    (3)
Prereq.: GRT 332. Advanced imaging, development, and documentation of 3D animation models. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Spring. (O)

GRT 442 Print Production 3
Prereq.: GRT 212. Applied study of pre-production, production, and post-production in the printing industry. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Spring. [GR]

GRT 462 Advanced Graphic Arts Techniques    (3)
Prereq.: GRT 442. Integrated experience of advanced instruction in both flexo, offset and digital printing. Experiences will include advanced color work and direct to press operations. Cultural and historical aspects of graphic arts and industrial visitations. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Fall. [GR]

GRT 472 Digital & Film Photography    (3)
Principles of conventional and digital camera techniques. Includes camera handling, exposure, composition, developing, printing, and editing. Darkroom plans and equipment listings will be evaluated. Field trips to selected photography studios. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Open to all students. Fall. [GR]

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