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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

DESN 201 Communication Design

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course introduces students to a practice-based, hands-on approach to developing visual communication design skills and methodologies that bring together message, meaning and form. Students are introduced to the Adobe Creative Suite, explore the creative process that can move ideas and information to the minds of others, and learn how to design with a specific audience in mind. While developing and applying individual and team-building problem-solving skills and taking part in critiques and discussions, students will also investigate other topics including design research, ideation, and storytelling. A guest lecture series presents work that demonstrates the possibilities of design thinking and application. The course gives students the opportunity to see themselves, their experiences and their environment as sources of creativity and communication.

Prerequisites Complete 12 credits from Subjects IMAG, TIME, OBJT, and ENVI or complete 15 credits from DESN*111, DESN*114, DESN*117, DESN*120, and DESN*123

Priority enrollment to School of Design majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.