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DESIGN EDUCATOR

Art Institute of Dallas

GWDA419 :: Portfolio II
Development of a professional presentation, learning how to best present work.

GWDA273 :: Intermediate Web Design
Methods of structuring and styling web page content with added agency research.

GWDA272 :: Corporate Identity
A portfolio-level class focused on process and brand identity books.

GWDA222 :: Intermediate Layout
An introduction to InDesign with a focus on contemporary layout techniques.

GWDA133 :: Fundamentals of Web
An introduction to updated web standards, ending with a completed website.

DMM5454 :: Entrepreneurship in Design
An MA class challenging students to create thoughtful design ventures.

DSN4003 :: Graphic Design Studio
A class that facilitates working with real-world clients on real-world projects.

DSN4043 :: Graphic Design Capstone
Students create a new brand with a final presentation to professionals.

Texas A&M University - UCD

ART416 :: Advanced Electronic Media
A focus on creative process, project workflow and print production in design.

Texas Christian University

ART30323 :: Typography III
Projects that explored type in a visual, communicative and decorative manner.

Art Institute of Houston-North

INT419 :: Internship
An upper-level class where all majors participated in field internships.

DSN470 :: Graphic Design Capstone
* Concept and ideation is made evident in leave behind book that supplements video sales presentation to internal and professional audience.

GD435 :: Graphic Design Studio
The topic for this class was to create an anniversary re-issue of a DVD package redesign for one of the top-rated AFI movies.

GD420 :: Portfolio II
This class culminated in the presentation of a professional matted portfolio of 10 works and a final presentation to the class summarizing the objective, the challenges overcome and what was learned from each project.

GD417 :: Senior Project
A class that focused on identity and leave behind materials for the Art Institute Senior Show as well as for the interview process.

GD314 :: Collateral Design
The challenge was to pick between creation of a new tradeshow experience.

GD430 :: Art Direction
Students were challenged to brainstorm together and consider audience and appropriateness of message.

GD410 :: Sustainable Design
* Projects that allowed students to explore their personal issues and solutions with sustainable design.

GD327 :: Package Design
The challenge of exploring, creating and adapting 2D designs to 3D forms.

GD320 :: Editorial Design
An advanced layout class that employed style continuity, type and visual elements for multi-page layouts.

GD313 :: Environmental Design
* This project was based on creating a new brand within a store and to have students work together in groups like they would in an agency.

GD220 :: Digital Grid Systems
* A new class added to the design curriculum. This intermediate layout class was specifically added to introduce the grid.

GD217 :: Typography III
This project helped students describe and create an immersive experience.

GD114 :: Concept Design
This class was redesigned to focus specifically on the conceptualization of logos and its introductory function in solving design problems.

GD111 :: Typography I
An introduction to hand-lettering, typographic concepts and the history of letterforms.

ART110 :: Image Manipulation
An introductory class to raster-based digital image manipulation.

ART106 :: Design Fundamentals
An introductory course into the principles and elements of design.

CA403 :: Animation Portfolio
Leading animation students to create a professional animator’s portfolio.

PHOT302 :: Digital Publishing
An upper-level class where the final project for the class was a 24-page self-promotional book.

*Art Institute schools had a mandated curriculum change to graphic design programs in 2011. Schools have a two-year grace period to integrate the classes into their curriculum. Since our school had only been established a couple of years earlier our Dean decided that the new curriculum structure be embraced in the quarter after it was announced.