Graphic Design (GDES) Courses

GDES1040 Screen Design & Coding I

This course introduces students to client-side coding languages (HTML, CSS, and Javascript) to develop solutions for multiple digital formats including desktop and mobile devices. Students combine research, contemporary visual approaches, compositional design principles, user interface design, and responsive coding practices in developing a series of project-based websites. Emphasis is on understanding and applying the current practice in planning and design as well as securing a solid vocabulary in the code required to present these solutions as planned. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES1060 User Experience and Content Design I

Designing solutions for interactive applications requires an understanding of the principles of interaction design, information architecture, content strategy, and user experience. In addition to these concepts, this course introduces techniques to conceive and plan user-centered projects for multiple digital formats including desktop and mobile devices. Grid-based frameworks and responsive web design practices are introduced and reinforced to effectively develop and test design solutions.
Prerequisite(s): DME1040 or GDES1040. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2050 Content Management Systems

In this course, students explore the workings of a popular content management system (CMS) as well as a strategic process for organizing and delivering their website content. Students use a variety of skills to build, deploy and test multi-page websites. Potential projects include ecommerce, portfolio, blog, small business, and progressive web apps. Students build upon content strategy, user experience, information architecture, and front-end coding skills.
Prerequisite(s): DME1060 or GDES1060, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits