Tracy Brown, Studio Arts, AA+D, Norwalk Community College
Tracy Brown

Courses

The Art, Architecture + Design department offers courses in the programs listed below. Each course description includes the student learning outcomes for that particular course. For recommended course sequences, please visit the appropriate program page.

Architectural Engineering
Construction Technology
Design for the Web
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Studio Arts

Architectural Engineering Technology

ART 105 Architecture of the World
3 credits
The critical influence of social, religious, historical and technological forces on the characteristic features of architecture are stressed by studying the various architectural styles. Course covers architectural milestones from ancient to modern on all of the continents.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 105 Architectural Visualization
Co-requisites: CAD 114 or AutoCAD knowledge. 4 credits
This course is an introduction to basic freehand and hard line architectural drawings. Work includes drafting techniques, perspective drawing, sketching and color. Basic presentation tools and techniques will be introduced. Drawing will be studied as a tool of visualization. The impact of light, shadow and composition on architectural drawing will be explored. One hour lecture, six hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 106 Building Technology
4 credits
The study of materials, their origin, manufacture, use, limitations and application in construction. Areas of concentration include building systems, foundations, wood, heavy timber and light frame construction, masonry, steel, concrete, sitecast and precast concrete framing systems, roofing, glass and glazing, cladding and finishes.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 115 Architectural Fundamentals
Prerequisite: ARC 105. 4 credits
Principles of architectural design are studied. The goal of this studio sequence is to expand and apply knowledge acquired in ARC 105 Architectural Visualization into a series of design experiences at the residential scale. The results are critiqued in classroom. Concept of space is introduced. Design problems are given, solved and discussed. The impact of structure on design is also addressed. Two hours lecture, four hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 201 Architectural Design I
Prerequisite: ARC 115. 4 credits
Students develop basic skills of project design, including site analysis and site design. The main focus of the course is the design of a multifamily dwelling project on an assigned site. Drawings are presented to a professional jury for critique. Two hours lecture, four hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 202 Architectural Design II
Prerequisite: ARC 201. 4 credits
Further development of the student's skills through the design of a commercial and public building on an assigned site. Drawings and models will be critiqued by a professional jury. Two hours lecture, four hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 215 Construction Documents
4 credits
Introduction to the architect's practice. Study problems involved in the personal, ethical, legal relationships between the architect, engineer, owner and contractor. The organization and day-to-day problems of architect's office are reviewed. Study building codes, laws, zoning regulations, legal AIA documents, CSI format specifications and their applications. Introduction to working drawings and preparation of cost estimating bids. Two hours lecture, four hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 229 Structures
Prerequisite: PHY 114 or permission of instructor. 3 credits
Investigation of principles of structural mechanics. Study of compressive, tensile, shear and bending stresses; strain due to axial loads; beam loading; column and beam action in determinate structures; beam and column design in steel and wood. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 240 Environmental Systems
3 credits
This course imparts knowledge of the interior environment of structures large and small and the interrelationship of energy, climate, site and architectural design. Conservation of non-renewable energy sources is an intrinsic theme. A study of the design factors in heating, cooling, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems is included. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 290 Portfolio Preparation I
Prerequisites: Second-year status, matriculation in an Architecture or Interior Design curriculum and permission of the Architecture Program Coordinator. 1 credit
Under the supervision of the Architecture Program Advisor, students will prepare a portfolio demonstrating their skills in a variety of media.  While the emphasis of this portfolio will vary according to individual needs, it will include representative samples of work from core Architecture and Interior Design courses.  This portfolio can be used for transfer purposes and/or for employment applications.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ARC 296 Cooperative Education Work Experience
Prerequisites: ENG 101, matriculation and sophomore standing in the Architectural Engineering Technology program. Minimum GPA 2.0. Approval of program coordinator required. 3 credits
This course combines a classroom seminar with on-the-job learning. Students who meet program eligibility work at an approved cooperative education site and attend a regularly scheduled seminar on campus. The seminar covers the establishment of learning goals for the work assignment, career development and work-related problem-solving. Students must satisfactorily complete the seminar, the final project, and the work assignment to receive credit. Faculty assign a final project designed to elicit on-the-job learning specific to architecture.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CAD 114 Architectural CAD
Prerequisite: Some drafting experience or corequisite of ARC 105. 3 credits
Drafting techniques using computer and the latest version of AutoCAD are covered along with architectural setup of drawings, layering systems, floor plans and elevations drawn with computer, including walls, doors, windows, furniture, notes, dimensioning. Drawing manipulation with blocks, printing. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CAD 116 Revit 3D Software
Prerequisite: CAD 114 or some drafting experience. 3 credits
This course will cover the use of three-dimensional application software for the creation of model design. Revit architectural software will be used in this course. Topics include creation of architectural floor plans, the basics of creating three-dimensional walls, wall styles, wall modifier styles and object display control. Creating mass models, commercial structures and three-dimensional walkthroughs using the camera will also be covered. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CAD 204 CAD 3D Architectural AutoCAD
Prerequisite: CAD 114 or CAD 133. 3 credits
Three-dimensional drafting and design techniques using the latest AutoCAD version. Use of UCS and WCS for generating wire meshes, solids, three-dimensional plines, hatching. Hidden lines removal and true perspectives. Introduction to shading and rendering. Printing of perspectives. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

Construction Technology

CTC 106 Blueprint Reading
3 credits
The fundamentals of blueprint reading for estimating and construction. Topics include construction methods, construction math, lines and symbols, abbreviations, notations, using scales, dimensioning, basic sketching and various types of plans pictorial, site, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, shop drawings and specifications.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

Design for the Web

ART 111 Drawing I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or ESL 152 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
Drawing fundamentals are stressed. Students work with a variety of media, drawing from a variety of subject matter to develop a comprehension and visual articulation of form. A term project is required. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 151 Graphic Design I: Skills and Principles
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 and MAT 136. 3 credits
An introductory course focusing on the fundamental nature, skills and principles of graphic design. Students will learn about composition, communication and technology. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, applied practice and critiques. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 202 Typography
Prerequisites: ART 111 or permission of Graphic Design program coordinator. 3 credits
This introductory course focuses on the history, fundamental theory, and use of type. Students will learn typographic anatomy, measurement, identification, specification, composition, and terminology. Traditional and contemporary technology will be used to complete exercises and projects. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 231 Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop
Prerequisite: GRA 151, or ART 111, ART 121 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Students expand upon their graphic design skills and knowledge of procedures learned in prerequisite courses. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn to create as well as edit digital images. Students will apply these techniques to solve design problems in print and web environments. Students are required to have basic knowledge of graphic design before registering for this course. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 236 Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator
Prerequisite: GRA 151, or ART 111, ART 121 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Students expand upon their skills and knowledge of procedures learned in prerequisite courses. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe Illustrator. Students will learn how to create digital illustrations, develop skills for easy execution of special imaging and typographic effects, and apply these skills to solve design problems in print and web environments. Students are required to have basic graphic design skills before registering for this course. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 241 Digital Page Design I: Adobe InDesign
Prerequisite: GRA 151, Pre or Corequisite: GRA 202 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Students expand upon their graphic design skills and knowledge of procedures learned in prerequisite courses. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe InDesign. Students learn to construct digital documents while developing page layout and typography skills. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 252 Graphic Design II: Process and Presentation
Corequisite or Prerequisites: GRA 241 and GRA 236 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Building upon technical skills covered and theoretical concepts explored in prerequisite courses, this course focuses on the design process, graphic styles and presentation. Emphasis will be on typography, identification marks, layout and color. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, applied practice and critiques. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 253 Graphic Design III: Advanced Projects
Prerequisites: GRA 252 or permission of the Graphic Design coordinator. 3 credits
This course applies the theory and range of skills learned in GRA 252 to advanced projects. This course will emphasize the development of professional- quality portfolio pieces. Classes consist of lecture, demonstration, applied practice, critiques, and class discussions. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 261 Web Design I: Adobe Dreamweaver
Prerequisites: GRA 231 or GRA 236 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits
This course introduces students to interactive principles and related computer media. This course will emphasize the design process and two-dimensional design principles as students generate and organize visual content to create websites. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe Dreamweaver. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 296 Graphic Design Internship I
Prerequisites: Second-year status and permission of the graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
An internship in graphic design provides practical experience in a surpervised situation. Such an opportunity can be within NCC, or in a public or private situation related to graphic design.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

Fine Arts and Studio Arts

ART 100 Art Appreciation
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
Students are introduced to the concepts and principles of art including line, shape, form, color and space. They study selected works and complete basic exercises in a variety of art media in order to understand and develop an appreciation for the creative process. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required. No previous art training is necessary.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 101 Art History I: Prehistoric to Baroque
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course offers a survey of Western art from prehistoric times to the Baroque period. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 102 Art History II: Modern Art
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course provides a survey of art from the French Revolution to the mid-twentieth century. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 105 Architecture of the World
3 credits
The critical influence of social, religious, historical and technological forces on the characteristic features of architecture are stressed by studying the various architectural styles. Course covers architectural milestones from ancient to modern on all of the continents.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 109 Color Theory
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course is an examination of the action and interaction of color and the study of the visual and psychological factors related to color perception. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 111 Drawing I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or ESL 152 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
Drawing fundamentals are stressed. Students work with a variety of media, drawing from a variety of subject matter to develop a comprehension and visual articulation of form. A term project is required. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 112 Drawing II
Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course builds on skills learned in Drawing I. Creative use of media, accuracy of seeing and further development of drawing fundamentals are stressed. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 113 Figure Drawing I
Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course focuses on the fundamental skills needed to competently draw the figure. Students work with a variety of media, drawing from life and from other subject matter. A term project is required which demands time outside of class. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 088 or ESL 152 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This introductory course focuses on the basic elements and principles of design such as line, texture, space, balance, unity and scale. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 131 Sculpture I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
Through studio experience, lectures and class discussions, students learn about the basic design concepts, techniques, materials and tools relevant to creating three-dimensional sculptural forms. A term project is required. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 141 Photography I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
In this basic course, the fundamental processes of black and white photography are explored. Camera use, metering, film developing and presentation are covered. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required. Students are required to furnish a manually adjustable camera and other photographic supplies as needed. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 151 Painting I
Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
formerly AR 211 Painting
This course offers an understanding of the techniques, materials and creative practice of water-based media, focusing on the use of acrylics. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 152 Painting II
Prerequisite: ART 151 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This intermediate course builds upon the painting fundamentals learned in ART 151 Painting I. Through structured studio experiences, lectures, and individual critiques intermediate painting techniques, and principles will be introduced. Projects will be assigned that allow for the development of personal expression within the painting medium. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 161 Ceramics I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 088 or ESL 152 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
Students learn the fundamental concepts, techniques and applications of ceramics including various construction, glazing and firing techniques. Concepts of three-dimensional design, color and surface decoration are explored. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 167 Printmaking I
Prerequisite: ART 111 or ART 121 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This studio course introduces basic printmaking processes and equipment with equal emphasis on concept and technique. Students are introduced to a variety of print media and methods, such as monotype, relief, intaglio and lithography, and various approaches to making and printing plates in each medium. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the medium and to learn good studio habits; safe and responsive handling of tools, materials and grounds; and the knowledge required for basic manipulation of the processes used in the production of a printed image. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 205 History of Photography
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
A survey of the history and development of photography from the beginning to the present. Major trends, styles, and photographers are covered. The course will also include political, social and scientific influences on photography and the role of photography in everyday life. A paper based on direct observation of photographs in a major museum and oral report on an established photographer are required.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 207 History of Graphic Design
Prerequisite: ENG 101or permission of the graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
The lecture course focuses on a survey of graphic design from the invention of writing to the present. It locates graphic design within the history of art and articulates its aesthetic import and contributions to cultural development. It examines links between socio-political phenomena and development of advertising and propaganda art, and introduces the student to the works of leading graphic designers, art directors, illustrators, photographers, and typographers. Major styles will be analyzed and compared, and influences identified.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 250 Digital Photography
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of photography using digital media. Camera use, exposure controls, scanning and printing are covered. Assignments explore visual and creative problem solving. There will be lectures and critiques at regular intervals. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required. Students are responsible for providing a manually adjustable digital camera, paper, and other supplies as needed. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 280 Advanced Digital Photography
Prerequisite: ART 250, or both ART 141 and GRA 231, or by permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
In this course, students will explore advanced digital imaging techniques, including an introduction to camera RAW. Assignments explore visual and creative problem solving. There will be lectures and critiques at regular intervals. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required. Students are responsible for providing a manually adjustable digital camera, paper, storage devices, and other supplies as needed. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 290 Portfolio Preparation I
Prerequisites: Second-year status, matriculation in an Art curriculum and permission of the Art coordinator. 1 credit
Under the supervision of an art advisor, students prepare a portfolio demonstrating their skills in a variety of media. While the emphasis of this portfolio will vary according to individual needs, it includes representative samples of work from the core Art courses of the student’s curriculum. This portfolio may be used for transfer to a four-year art program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 292 Cooperative Education Work Experience
Prerequisites: ENG 101, second-year status, minimum 2.0 GPA, and permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course combines a classroom seminar with on-the-job learning in the visual arts and graphic design. Students work at an approved Cooperative Education Work Experience site and attend a regularly scheduled seminar on campus. Workplace experience allows students to practice skills taught in class while learning new skills relevant to their area of specialization. The seminar assists in the establishment of learning goals for the work assignment, career development and work-related problem solving. A final project is assigned to document the learning objectives. Students must complete the seminar, final project, and work assignments to receive credit.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

Graphic Design

ART 109 Color Theory
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course is an examination of the action and interaction of color and the study of the visual and psychological factors related to color perception. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 111 Drawing I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or ESL 152 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
Drawing fundamentals are stressed. Students work with a variety of media, drawing from a variety of subject matter to develop a comprehension and visual articulation of form. A term project is required. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. One hour lecture, five hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 112 Drawing II
Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course builds on skills learned in Drawing I. Creative use of media, accuracy of seeing and further development of drawing fundamentals are stressed. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 113 Figure Drawing I
Prerequisite: ART 111 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
This course focuses on the fundamental skills needed to competently draw the figure. Students work with a variety of media, drawing from life and from other subject matter. A term project is required which demands time outside of class. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 141 Photography I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
In this basic course, the fundamental processes of black and white photography are explored. Camera use, metering, film developing and presentation are covered. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required. Students are required to furnish a manually adjustable camera and other photographic supplies as needed.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 207 History of Graphic Design
Prerequisite: ENG 101or permission of the graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
The lecture course focuses on a survey of graphic design from the invention of writing to the present. It locates graphic design within the history of art and articulates its aesthetic import and contributions to cultural development. It examines links between socio-political phenomena and development of advertising and propaganda art, and introduces the student to the works of leading graphic designers, art directors, illustrators, photographers, and typographers. Major styles will be analyzed and compared, and influences identified.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

ART 250 Digital Photography
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 101 or permission of art coordinator. 3 credits
In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of photography using digital media. Camera use, exposure controls, scanning and printing are covered. Assignments explore visual and creative problem solving. There will be lectures and critiques at regular intervals. A paper based on direct observation of works in a major museum is required. Students are responsible for providing a manually adjustable digital camera, paper, and other supplies as needed.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 151 Graphic Design I: Skills and Principles
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 and MAT 136. 3 credits
An introductory course focusing on the fundamental nature, skills and principles of graphic design. Students will learn about composition, communication and technology. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, applied practice and critiques. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 202 Typography
Prerequisites: ART 111 or permission of Graphic Design program coordinator. 3 credits
This introductory course focuses on the history, fundamental theory, and use of type. Students will learn typographic anatomy, measurement, identification, specification, composition, and terminology. Traditional and contemporary technology will be used to complete exercises and projects. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 231 Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop
Prerequisite: GRA 151, or ART 111, ART 121 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Students expand upon their graphic design skills and knowledge of procedures learned in prerequisite courses. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn to create as well as edit digital images. Students will apply these techniques to solve design problems in print and web environments. Students are required to have basic knowledge of graphic design before registering for this course. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 236 Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator
Prerequisite: GRA 151, or ART 111, ART 121 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Students expand upon their skills and knowledge of procedures learned in prerequisite courses. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe Illustrator. Students will learn how to create digital illustrations, develop skills for easy execution of special imaging and typographic effects, and apply these skills to solve design problems in print and web environments. Students are required to have basic graphic design skills before registering for this course. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 241 Digital Page Design I: Adobe InDesign
Prerequisite: GRA 151, Pre or Corequisite: GRA 202 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Students expand upon their graphic design skills and knowledge of procedures learned in prerequisite courses. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe InDesign. Students learn to construct digital documents while developing page layout and typography skills. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 252 Graphic Design II: Process and Presentation
Corequisite or Prerequisites: GRA 241 and GRA 236 or permission of graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
Building upon technical skills covered and theoretical concepts explored in prerequisite courses, this course focuses on the design process, graphic styles and presentation. Emphasis will be on typography, identification marks, layout and color. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, applied practice and critiques. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 253 Graphic Design III: Advanced Projects
Prerequisites: GRA 252 or permission of the Graphic Design coordinator. 3 credits
This course applies the theory and range of skills learned in GRA 252 to advanced projects. This course will emphasize the development of professional- quality portfolio pieces. Classes consist of lecture, demonstration, applied practice, critiques, and class discussions. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 261 Web Design I: Adobe Dreamweaver
Prerequisites: GRA 231 or GRA 236 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits
This course introduces students to interactive principles and related computer media. This course will emphasize the design process and two-dimensional design principles as students generate and organize visual content to create websites. Through lectures, demonstrations, exercises and real-world projects, the focus will be on Adobe Dreamweaver. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Two hours lecture, three hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 290 Portfolio Preparation I
Prerequisites: Second-year status, and/or permission of the graphic design coordinator. 1 credit
Under the supervision of a Graphic Design advisor, students prepare a portfolio demonstrating their skills in a variety of media. While the emphasis of this portfolio will vary according to individual needs, it will include representative samples of work from core Graphic Design courses. This portfolio can be used for transfer purposes and/or for employment applications.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

GRA 296 Graphic Design Internship I
Prerequisites: Second-year status and permission of the graphic design coordinator. 3 credits
An internship in graphic design provides practical experience in a surpervised situation. Such an opportunity can be within NCC, or in a public or private situation related to graphic design.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

Interior Design

IND 101 Interior Design Studio I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101. 4 credits
An introduction to the elements and principles of design, the interior design profession, and the interior design problem solving process. Two hours lecture, four hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

IND 120 Materials, Textiles and Finishes
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101. 3 credits
The study of interior design textiles, materials and finishes including characteristics, care, codes, and applications. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

IND 121 Color and Lighting for Design
Prerequisite: IND 120. 3 credits
A study of color theory and its application to interior design. Fundamentals of lighting design, including lamps, luminaries, lighting techniques, and applications for residential and commercial projects. Two hours lecture, two hours of studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

IND 201 Interior Design Studio II - Residential
Prerequisite: IND 101. 4 credits
The study of residential spaces, including the identification of client needs, programming, standards, space planning, drawings, and presentations. Two hours lecture, four hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

IND 202 Interior Design Studio III - Commercial
Prerequisite: IND 201. 4 credits
A study of design principles applied to furniture layout, space planning and presentations drawings for commercial interiors. Two hours lecture, four hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

IND 299 Cooperative Education Work Experience
Prerequisites: ENG 101, minimum GPA 2.0., sophomore status, and approval of program coordinator required. 3 credits
This course combines a classroom seminar with on-the-job learning. Students who meet program eligibility work at an approved Cooperative Education Work Experience site and attend a regularly scheduled seminar on campus. The seminar covers the establishment of learning goals for the work assignment, career development and work-related problem-solving. Students must satisfactorily complete the seminar, the final project, and the work assignment to receive credit. Faculty assign a final project designed to elicit on-the-job learning specific to architecture.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CAD 114 Architectural CADD
Prerequisite: Some drafting experience or corequisite of ARC 105. 3 credits
Drafting techniques using computer and the latest version of AutoCAD are covered along with architectural setup of drawings, layering systems, floor plans and elevations drawn with computer, including walls, doors, windows, furniture, notes, dimensioning. Drawing manipulation with blocks, printing. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CAD 116 Revit 3D Software
Prerequisite: CAD 114 or some drafting experience. 3 credits
This course will cover the use of three-dimensional application software for the creation of model design. Revit architectural software will be used in this course. Topics include creation of architectural floor plans, the basics of creating three-dimensional walls, wall styles, wall modifier styles and object display control. Creating mass models, commercial structures and three-dimensional walkthroughs using the camera will also be covered. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CAD 204 CAD 3D Architectural AutoCAD
Prerequisite: CAD 114 or CAD 133. 3 credits
Three-dimensional drafting and design techniques using the latest AutoCAD version. Use of UCS and WCS for generating wire meshes, solids, three-dimensional plines, hatching. Hidden lines removal and true perspectives. Introduction to shading and rendering. Printing of perspectives. Two hours lecture, two hours studio.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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