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GIT-100: Introduction to Graphics Technologies (3 hours)

Overview of the graphics industry, including digital imaging, print media, and web/interactive graphics. Current issues, developments, trends, and projections.



GIT-141: Vector Based Graphics (3 hours)

Image composition techniques and procedures utilizing vector graphics software. (Adobe Illustrator)



GIT-142: Raster Graphics Software (3 hours)

Image composition techniques and procedures utilizing raster graphics software. (Adobe PhotoShop)



GIT-221: Web Graphics Software (3 hours)

Web design principles, techniques, and procedures utilizing web design software for the development of web pages.



GIT-230: Graphic Design (3 hours)

Design principles, typography studies and procedures used in the planning of graphic elements and page layout for print and web applications.



GIT-231: Audio/Video Software (3 hours)

Audio and visual composition techniques and procedures utilizing audio and video software.



GIT-240: Page Layout Software (3 hours)

Composition techniques and procedures utilizing page layout software. (Adobe InDesign).



GIT-301: Graphics Career Development (2 hours)

Preparation of students for employment in graphics internships and full-time positions. Emphasis is placed on academic planning, certification opportunities and procedures, resume content, job search skills, job interview, business etiquette, time management and goal setting. Prerequisite: GIT 100 Introduction to Graphics Technologies.



GIT-310: Photography (3 hours)

Techniques and procedures for creating photos for reproduction purposes. Includes densitometry, sensitometry, composition, lighting, displaying of prints. Introduction to digital photography.



GIT-311: Studio Product Photography (3 hours)

Photographic techniques covering computer graphics, photographic software and digital photography. Prerequisites: GIT 142 Raster Graphics Software and GIT 310 Photography.



GIT-322: Web Site Design (3 hours)

Web site development techniques, design and standards. Prerequisites: GIT 221 Web Graphics Software.



GIT-323: Web and Motion Graphics (3 hours)

Techniques and procedures for applying basic animation principles to produce a sequence using 2D animation and motion graphics software for web output. Prerequisite: GIT 221 Web Graphics Software. May be taken for honors.



GIT-334: 3D Graphics (3 hours)

Introduction to 3D modeling and scanning.



GIT-342: Print File Preparation and Preflighting (3 hours)

Print file preparation techniques for reproduction on various substrates using mechanical and digital techniques. GIT 100 Introduction to Graphics Technologies, GIT 141 Vector Based Graphics, GIT 142 Raster Graphics Software, GIT 230 Graphic Design and GIT 240 Page Layout Software. May be taken for honors.



GIT-350: Printing Technologies (3 hours)

Fundamental characteristics, uses and operational procedures of traditional and digital printing technologies and equipment including image conversion and press layout techniques. Print quality control and troubleshooting.



GIT-355: Specialty Graphics (3 hours)

Screen printing, wide-format printing, pad printing and other specialty printing principles and applications. Digital file preparation and printing of projects. Prerequisites: GIT 100 Introduction to Graphics Technologies and GIT 141 Vector Based Graphics.



GIT-400: Investigations (1-4 hour)

Individual studies in printing and graphic design to meet special interests. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of four credit hours provided subject matter is different.



GIT-401: Graphics Work Experience (1-3 hour)

Current on-the-job work experience/career exploration in a graphics setting. May include job shadowing. Credit hours variable depending on number of hours worked. Prerequisites: 18 hours in GIT and approval of the department chairperson. Offered on pass-fail basis only.



GIT-410: Commercial Photography (3 hours)

Photography for commercial and product purposes. Emphasis will be on still life in the studio. Prerequisite: GIT 311 Studio Product Photography. May be taken for honors.



GIT-421: Interactive Media Design (3 hours)

Introduction to scripting in icon-based and command-based authoring to create interactive digital media and online applications. Prerequisite: GIT 221 Web Graphics Software.



GIT-432: Digital Media Design (3 hours)

Planning, storyboarding, workflow and techniques of capturing audio and video. Prerequisite: GIT 231 Audio/Video Software. May be taken for honors.



GIT-510: Portrait Photography (3 hours)

Tools and techniques used in photographing people in the studio and in environmental settings. Prerequisite: GIT 311 Studio Product Photography. May be taken for honors.



GIT-521: Mobile Media Development (3 hours)

Content creation for mobile devices (Tablets, SmartPhones) Creation, testing and delivery of digital content. Prerequisites: GIT 100 Introduction to Graphics Technologies and GIT 240 Page Layout Software.



GIT-523: Web Content Management Systems (3 hours)

Introduction of open source web-based Content Management Systems (CMS) for the development of dynamic and flexible web sites. Prerequisite: GIT 322 Web Site Design. May be taken for honors.



GIT-530: 3D Animation and Rendering (3 hours)

Animating and rendering 3D graphics. Prerequisite: GIT 334 3D graphics. May be taken for honors.



GIT-531: Publication Graphics (3 hours)

Document design and production for print and electronic delivery. Prerequisites: GIT 342 Print File Preparation and Preflighting and GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors.



GIT-532: Packaging Graphics (3 hours)

Package design for 2- and 3-dimensional containers and displays. Conceptual development, process requirements, material selection and problem solving of packaging products. Prerequisites: GIT 342 Print File Preparation and Preflighting and GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors.



GIT-552: Digital and Variable Data Technologies (3 hours)

Image reproduction utilizing digital printing technologies. Database management for variable data applications. Prerequisites: GIT 142 Raster Graphics Software, GIT 240 Page Layout Software and GIT 342 Print File Preparation and Preflighting. May be taken for honors.



GIT-560: Graphics Cost Analysis (3 hours)

Analysis of hour costs of graphics production centers, problems in cost and cost systems used by the graphics industry. Prerequisites: GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors. Fall only class.



GIT-561: Graphics Estimating (3 hours)

Estimating functions, basic estimating steps, catalog, local systems and computer-aided estimating. Prerequisite: GIT 560 Graphics Cost Analysis. May be taken for honors. Spring only course.



GIT-562: Graphics Cost Analysis and Estimating (3 hours)

Analysis of hour costs of graphics production centers, problems in cost and cost systems used by the graphics industry. Prerequisites: GIT 342 Print File Preparation and Preflighting and GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors.



GIT-580: Sales and Customer Service (3 hours)

Introduction to skills and practices of sales and customer service representatives. May be taken for honors.



GIT-590: Special Topics (____) (1-3 hour)

Selected topics in graphic arts and graphic design. Each class limited to single topic. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



GIT-600: Graphics Internship (3 hours)

Graphic experiences at a work site in a commercial setting. Prerequisite: 85 total hours, 20 hours of GIT courses, and approval of the department chairperson. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



GIT-601: Laboratory Practicum (1-4 hour)

Practical experience in a departmental laboratory setting. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of the department chairperson.



GIT-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



GIT-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



GIT-640: Color Reproduction (3 hours)

Techniques in using scanner and digital camera images for reproduction in the RGB and CMYK workflow. Emphasis is placed on color correction and color managed output. Prerequisite: GIT 342 Print File Preparation and Preflighting. May be taken for honors.



GIT-650: Production Graphics (3 hours)

This capstone course will simulate a live, production environment. Students will take orders, write job specifications, create estimates, prepare artwork and digital files, produce the finished product and perform job billing. Prerequisites: Senior standing, permission of instructor, 30 hours of GIT coursework completed.



GIT-680: Graphics Administration (3 hours)

Graphics management and production problems. Interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and change theory. Addresses the function of upper level management. Prerequisites: 15 hours of management and marketing and 20 hours of graphics and imaging. May be taken for honors. Spring only class.



GIT-690: Senior Project (2 hours)

Planning and executing a project to enhance the students overall understanding of the graphic arts, graphic design and digital industries. Projects will follow an individual approach and will include all aspects of the project from conception, design and production, as well as presentation skills. Prerequisites: Senior standing, permission of instructor and 20 hours of graphics and imaging.



GIT-800: Graphics Internship (3 hours)

Graphic experience in a work site in a commercial, governmental or industrial setting. Prerequisite: Approval of the Department Chairperson.



GIT-810: Special Topics (____) (1-3 hour)

Selected topics in graphics and imaging. Each class limited to single topic. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.



GIT-840: Color Reproduction (3 hours)

Techniques in using scanner and digital camera images for reproduction in the RGB and CMYK workflow. Emphasis is placed on color correction and color managed output. Prerequisite: GIT 342 Print File Preparation and Preflighting.



GIT-880: Graphics Administration (3 hours)

Graphics management and production problems. Interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and change theory. Addresses the function of upper level management. Spring only class.



GIT-890: Graphic Arts Seminar (____) (1-6 hour)

Graphic arts industry, materials, production and processes. Individual reports and group discussions. May be repeated if subject matter is different for a maximum of six hours.



GIT-892: Selected Readings in Graphic Arts (____) (1-3 hour)

Directed readings and special investigations in selected areas of graphic arts. May be repeated if subject matter is different for a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


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