DGR2200EN - Graphic Design for Everyday Life

Course description

This course is an instrument to be used in design. The elements and concepts taught in this course form the foundation on which your future in design will be built. In addition to balance, proportion, form and function, there will be other core ingredients that will serve you in creating your ideas.

How this course benefits students

Anyone who create newsletters, magazines, web pages, flyers, and any other visual media image operates with a basic set of principles.There is a reason why certain visuals are more appealing to you than others. This is not by chance; it is the result of careful planning based on design principles.Students will learn to apply this knowledge to missional living.

Why this course is important

This course will allow the imagination of students to be transformed into something that is tangible and effective. The skills acquired will create opportunities to better communicate ideas and messages across a population.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Digital Graphics
Educational level
Associate
Distribution
Arts Distribution
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2023-01 (Aug. 21, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Prof. Rosa Rosales, Instructor in Visual Media & Design

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The Bible reveals God as the master designer as he created the universe, the earth and all that dwells there in. This course provides design principles that recognize that creativity comes from God. As students apply these principles, missional work and communication teams will be enhanced .

Missionally driven

The idea of creating engaging content for a target audience is a necessity in mission work.

Contextually informed

Effective design has proven to be the best way in communicating ideas and problem solving.

Interculturally focused

The elements and principles of good design would enhance students delivery of messages across different forms of media.

Practically minded

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to be effective in their practices. This course sets the foundation of graphic design and is one of the first steps in becoming a designer.

Experientially transformed

Students will discover how design may affect the perception of people. In so doing this would create a unique approach by content creators in and outside of the church.