- COMMUNICATION DESIGN I: Design principles and theories of visual perception are integrated into projects that cover identity design, advertising, web design and the design process. Students discuss historical and contemporary concepts and ideas.
- TYPOGRAPHY: Aesthetic and conceptual skills for visual communication problems in which type is the primary element. Relate the elements and principles of design to typography and projects facilitate students in identifying, classifying, and creating letter forms. Analyze form and content issues, typographic emphasis, composition, organization and clarification of information and grid systems.
- COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN II: Skills and experience gained in the first year of study find coordinated application to increasingly complex design projects. This course concentrates on the design of visual communications for print and display. Concept development, design principles, computer skills, presentation, print production and marketing theory will be addressed and applied to studio assignments.
- DRAWING & 2-DIMENSIONAL LANGUAGE I: Exploration of drawing and mark-making in its broadest sense. Learning a visual vocabulary that enabling artistic express expression. Emphasis on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions. (Black and white compositions, gesture drawing, and a variety of mediums: pencil, chalk, ink, oil.)
- DRAWING & 2-DIMENSIONAL LANGUAGE II: Expanding on D &2-D Language I , expanded visual vocabulary and extended comprehension of mark-making through exposure to various media and concepts. (Introduction to colour, perspective, and portfolio creation.)