Graphic Design Emphasis
Graphic Design integrates communication in all spheres. The curriculum emphasizes that all realms of visual communication influence the recipients of a message. Our responsibility as designers is to determine how to posture a message. In order to do this, a designer must have a broad base of knowledge, including an understanding of visual problem solving. Basic concepts must be understood first in order to provide a framework for more complex problems. This framework is built through the teaching of design principles and elements as a basis for finding order in chaos. Critical thinking is essential to creating effective visual communication. This entails a process of distilling the most appropriate solution to a problem. Solutions take form through determining the most appropriate medium of communication.