Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011
S. G. Vial, Chair; J. Calvert, N.
Prokhorov, E. Thornton, B. Tyson, W. Wang (Dept.
The BA degree in
graphic/information design provides professional studies in the areas of
graphic design, website design, interactive multimedia design, information
design and digital, and 3-D imaging.
The department provides an academic
structure for the advancement of graphic and information design instruction and
degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Department of Design
(Graphic/Information) is separate from the Departments of Art and of Computer
Electronics and Graphics Technology. The faculty and staff are comprised of
members with academic background and professional experience in graphic design,
fine art, advertising, illustration, information design, communications,
marketing, computer science, 3-D imaging, website design, and interactive
multimedia design. The department maintains a state-of-the-art print center and
laboratories. Upper-level students may be selected (by portfolio) for
participation in the following:
Design Internship experience with graphic
design, advertising, publishing, website or multimedia design companies;
Central Design, student operated full service
graphic design studio; and
International Design Student Exchange.
Graduates of the
department are highly successful, working as designers and art directors with
nationally known graphic design firms, advertising agencies, corporate design
and communication departments, broadcasters, publishers, and website design
houses, as well as multimedia and 3-D/animation studios.
and all incoming students will be advised by the Department of Design
(Graphic/Information) as pre-graphic/information design majors prior to full
Acceptance into the University and
participation in the pre-graphic/information design program does not guarantee
acceptance into the graphic/information design major. Acceptance into the GID
major is competitive and is limited by the number of students who can be
accommodated. Students seeking full admission to the BA in graphic/information
design degree program must meet the following qualifications:
Complete 9 credits at CCSU;
Overall GPA of 2.50 strongly recommended.
Student must be in good academic standing; and
A score of 85 or better on the comprehensive
assessment administered in DES 122 Fundamentals of Graphic/Information Design.
DES 122 may be repeated only with the permission of the department chair.
These criteria will
apply to students admitted to the University in spring 2004 or later and
students who change their major to Pre-GID in spring 2004 or later.
enrolled in the following courses will be assessed a $65 design lab fee: DES
222, 225, 322, 325, 326, 425, 436, 438, 439, 465, 498, 499, 503, 504, 597, and
598. Contact the department for additional information.
Note: Only students
who have been admitted to the major may request transferred DES credit be
substituted for "majors only" course work. Equivalency will be determined by
individual course portfolio review.
Note: Registration for
Graphic/Information Design II (DES 322) requires a grade of "B" or
higher in Graphic/Information Design I (DES 222) in addition to the successful
completion of other noted prerequisites.
Note: Students who wish to
register for DES 122 a second time must submit a written request and support
materials for consideration by the department chair during the semester prior
to the semester when DES 122 will next be offered. These materials must include
documented evidence of additional successful study in graphic design and/or
attendance and participation in design-related professional conferences or
workshops. Documented evidence of at least 2-3 successful efforts will be
required. Please note that submitting the request and supporting materials does
not guarantee permission to retake DES 122.
in Graphic/Information Design, BA (36
||Graphic/Information Design I
||History & Design of Typography
||Graphic/Information Design II
||Digital Imaging for Design I
||Digital Imaging for Design II
||History of Design
||Three-Dimensional Imaging for Graphic/Information Design
||Graphic/Information Design III
||Graphic/Information Design IV
||Computer Applications for Graphic/Information Design
||Advertising and Promotion
||Legal, Social, Ethical, and Economic Issues in Computing
||Introduction to Art History
||Introduction to Mass Media
||Fundamentals of Marketing
Note: Students must
complete a standard minor or 18 credits of major-related courses as approved by
advisor. Students are limited to 6 credits of design-designated coursework per
semester without approval of advisor and department chair.
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS