Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Graphics Technology

 

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). Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Fall. Skill Area IV

 

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). Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Skill Area IV

 

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. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Irregular.  


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. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Fall. (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. (Lab). Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Fall.

 

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. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Spring. (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. (Lab). Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Spring.

 

GRT 352     Graphic Typography      3

Prereq.:  GRT 212 or permission of the instructor. The study of type and its relationship to paper. Emphasis will be on the relationship of type choice and content, purpose, space, audience, and method of printing. Desktop publishing will be examined. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Spring. (E)  

 

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. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Fall.  


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. Lecture/lab meets 5 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. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Irregular.  


GRT 412     Instructional Methods in Computer-Aided Publishing    3

Prereq.:  CET 113 or permission of department chair; for graduate students, admission to the M.S. Technology Education program. Presentation and application of the basic concepts of electronic publishing. Instruction and laboratory activities will focus on software usage, applying accepted design techniques, and producing appropriate materials for classroom implementation. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Irregular.  


GRT 432     Customization & Development in Animation Technology   3

Prereq.:  GRT 332. Advanced imaging, development, and documentation of 3D animation models. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Fall. (O)  


GRT 442     Print Production  3

Prereq.:  GRT 212. Applied study of pre-production, production, and post-production in the printing industry. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. [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. (Lab). Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. [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. Lecture/lab meets 5 hours per week. Open to all students. Fall. [GR]

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