Introduction to basic visual communications in the field of graphic design. Lectures will cover graphic design topics and information ranging from design principles to methods of visual organization to typographic terminology. Lectures will often be related to assignments that will be undertaken in the studio where hands on introduction to graphic design studio skills and practices will occur. Through formal studies and perceptual understanding, including aesthetics, graphic form and structure, concept development and visual organization, students will design solutions to communication problems. You will refine your computer skills through applications requiring a digital format.