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GIT-100: Introduction to Graphics Technologies (2 hours)

Overview of the graphic industry, developments, trends and projections.



GIT-221: Web Graphics Software (3 hours)

Utilizing web based software Dream Weaver and Flash for image composition techniques and procedures.



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-240: Page Layout Software (3 hours)

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



GIT-241: Image Composition Software (3 hours)

Image composition techniques and procedures utilizing photographic and illustrative software (PhotoShop, Illustrator).



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 film, computer graphics, photographic software and digital photography. Prerequisites: GIT 241 Image Composition Software and GIT 310 Photography.



GIT-322: Web Site Design (3 hours)

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



GIT-330: Layout and Design (3 hours)

Fundamentals of design for multi-page desktop publishing, commercial printing and web applications. Prerequisites: GIT 230 Graphic Design, GIT 240 Page Layout Software and GIT 241 Image Composition Software.



GIT-331: Advanced Layout and Design (3 hours)

Concepts, illustration, typography and planning used for the design of specialty printing products, textile, variable data, wide format printing, and packaging. Prerequisite: GIT 330 Layout and Design.



GIT-333: Advanced Graphic Design (3 hours)

Design, layout, typography, and production of graphics for trademarks, page layout, photo editing and illustration for print and web applications. Prerequisites: GIT 230 Graphic Design, GIT 240 Page Layout Software, and GIT 241 Image Composition Software.



GIT-341: Digital File Preparation (3 hours)

File preparation techniques for reproduction on various substrates using mechanical and digital techniques. Prerequisites: GIT 240 Page Layout Software and GIT 241 Image Composition Software.



GIT-350: Printing Technologies (3 hours)

Introduction to traditional and digital printing processes. Fundamental characteristics, uses and operational procedures of various printing technologies and equipment including image conversion and press layout techniques.



GIT-351: Post-Press Operations (3 hours)

Conversion of printed sheet into finial product. Cutting, folding, finishing, binding, mailing and distribution of printed materials. Prerequisite: GIT 350 Printing Technologies. Fall only course.



GIT-355: Specialty Graphics (3 hours)

Principals and applications in Screen Printing Technologies. Includes file preparation and printing of products. Prerequisites: GIT 240 Page Layout Software, GIT 241 Image Composition Software and GIT 350 Printing Technologies.



GIT-356: Advanced Screen Printing (3 hours)

In-depth look into the design processes and printing techniques for Screen Printing. Includes the use of Illustrator and Photoshop for the Screen Printing process, film output options and individual printed projects. Prerequisite: GIT 355 Screen Printing.



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 (3 hours)

Graphics experience in a commercial, governmental, business, work setting. Prerequisite: 30 hours in GIT and approval of the department chairperson. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



GIT-410: Commercial Photography (3 hours)

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



GIT-432: Digital Media Design (3 hours)

Introduction to digital video for graphic presentations. May be taken for honors.



GIT-433: 3D Graphics (3 hours)

Introduction to 3D design for graphic presentations, video animation, interactive media and graphic images for print. May be taken for honors.



GIT-441: Preflight and File Analysis (3 hours)

The preparing, analyzing, processing, repairing and outputting of digital files. Prerequisite: GIT 341 Digital File Preparation. May be taken for honors.



GIT-450: Inks and Substrates (3 hours)

Characteristics of inks and substrates as related to printing production. Examination and testing of materials during production. Prerequisite: GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors. Fall only course.



GIT-456: Specialty Printing Processes (3 hours)

Design, file preparation and image reproduction using a variety of specialty printing processes. Prerequisites: GIT 240 Page Layout Software, GIT 241 Image Composition Software, and GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors.



GIT-500: Career Planning (1 hour)

Planning and preparation for a professional career. Prerequisite: Senior standing.



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-522: Interactive Media Design (3 hours)

Advanced techniques to develop elements for web pages and interactive media. Prerequisite: GIT 221 Web-based Software. 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 240 Page Layout Software, GIT 241 Image Composition Software, and GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors.



GIT-553: Advanced Printing Technologies (3 hours)

Theory and operational procedures for offset lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses and digital printing equipment. Color management and quality control relating to pressroom techniques. Prerequisite: GIT 350 Printing Technologies. Spring only course.



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-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 in a work site in a commercial setting. Prerequisite: 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-634: Digital Media Input Techniques (3 hours)

Use of digital still camera, digital video camera, scanners, microphones, midi keyboards, studio lighting, with appropriate software tools such as PhotoShop, Audition, and ProTools. Prerequisites: GIT 432 Multimedia Authoring and GIT 522 Interactive Media Design. May be taken for honors.



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 341 Digital File Preparation. 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-660: Plant Supervision (3 hours)

Planning and control within a graphics organization. Addresses the function of first line supervision. Prerequisites: GIT 341 Digital File Preparation and GIT 350 Printing Technologies. May be taken for honors. Fall only course.



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: 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 341 Digital File Preparation.



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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