In this course, students will continue working on their portfolios with an emphasis on the professional organization and representation of their creative output. Students will be provided the opportunity to understand various portfolio formats (print, digital, online, interactive), learn how to edit materials to suit specific applications, and become conversant with various resources within the college. Emphasis is placed on organization of the body of work developed previously, focusing on a specific area of expertise and individual goals.
This capstone design studio allows students to put all acquired knowledge into practice through a single complex design project. Course aims to nurture individual expression and student's personal interest through individual problem seeking and through encouraging independent work methods appropriate for project type.
This course will create a collaborative, hands-on, real work/real world learning experience for upper level students in graphic design and related disciplines, including illustration and photography. Students will form teams and meet with clients to develop design briefs. Students will be given the opportunity to research, plan, design and produce solutions based on project needs/brief. Professional practices will be stressed.
This course provides advanced level students with an internship opportunity to gain professional experience in an area of concentration or interest while receiving credit towards their degree. Students must be a junior or senior and have a GPA of 3.0. Students work with the Internship Coordinator to design and implement their internship.
This required intermediate level design studio introduces students to surface manipulation driven space making. Students will be introduced to the potential opportunities presented by the use of materiality, pattern, texture, use of color and light in space design. Principles connected to surface manipulation, such as human psychology factors, and practicalities of commonly used materials and finishes and their sourcing will be introduced. This knowledge will be put into practice through varying scales of spatial investigations.
Furniture design incorporates a complex mix of aesthetics, ergonomics, and manufacturability. This course explores a range of furniture types, both custom and mass-produced. Coursework covers the conceptualization process from researching design problems and opportunities to developing scaled models and creating documentation in the form of dimensioned drawings. Students are introduced to technical issues such as furniture standards, construction techniques and manufacturing processes in the furniture industry. Problem solving in relationship to changing lifestyles and work environments may be investigated.
This course covers website design topics, including hypertext, graphic style information, graphic file formats, digital imaging, and basic computer-user interface issues. Course assignments include design and execution of HTML documents and graphics.
This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of interior architecture (often referred to as interior design). Students will get an opportunity to learn about the scope of the interior architecture profession through contemporary examples. Participants of this course will engage with the city of Chicago to research and experience human-centered spaces. Through small scale design exercises, students will familiarize themselves with basic design ideas, tools of space creation and idea delivery techniques.