Packaging and its function in the marketplace; current packaging technology and aesthetics.
Particular demands of the advertising world: marketing strategy, editorial and visual concepts, etc. Design ads, collateral materials, campaigns.
Book and magazine publishing and their special editorial, design, and manufacturing requirements.
Continuation of VAGD 441 - Opportunity for senior class members to work as a group in solving design problems for real clients on major projects.
Advanced assignments in graphic design; individual portfolio development.
Fundamental principles of two-dimensional animation: timing, acting, performance, overlapping action, volumes, etc. This is a traditional two-dimensional drawing course.
Exploring the professional practices of storyboard artists in advertising, film, TV, and animation through individual and group projects.
Character animation and performance animation.
Current philosophy in corporate identification and trademark design. Design trademarks, logotypes, and identity programs.
Market applications, portfolio preparation, and other aspects of graphic design. Individual portfolio projects designed to develop graphic design skills.