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Graphic Design, Second Semester (HAR2232B)

Graphic Design is an introduction to elements of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for self-promotion, resumes, logo design, Web design, and sequential systems. In this course, the student explores the basic foundations of design through a series of visual projects that explore the principles and elements of design. Students will work both with analog and digital media as they explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional design along with color theory. This course will help develop and explore a student’s ability to communicate visually.

In each lesson students acquire new skills, which take some effort. Beyond fundamental skills are various levels of creativity. Each lesson provides room for a student to express the technical skill learned in his or her own creative way.

Required Course Materials - Not Provided by NDCDE

Important: Many of the lessons in this course require the full version of Adobe Photoshop, a software application that is the global standard for digital image editing and compression. For purposes of this course, there are NO suitable alternatives to the full version of Photoshop. Alternative image editing and compression applications, including but not limited to, Adobe Photoshop Elements or GIMP, are not recommended or supported. Some of the reasons include:

  • Design interfaces, menus, tool options and naming conventions vary and differ.
  • Alternative software apps do not fully align with lessons and terminology.
  • Important or critical Photoshop features and functions are not fully mirrored in the alternative apps.

Student Purchase Options: Adobe Photoshop is cloud-based software. Students can purchase a single-user subscription to the full educational version of Adobe Photoshop directly from Adobe for a little as $9.99/mo.* (1-year subscription required) by visiting this site:


* According to Adobe, the educational version is identical to the professional version in terms of features and functionality. The price of the educational version has been discounted, however. Adobe does not permit commercial use of the software. Please consult Adobe's terms of service and license agreement for additional details. The North Dakota Center for Distance Education cannot purchase the software for students and schools or serve as a liaison between Adobe and students or schools.

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

Click here to look up the MIS03 code for this course. This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by purchasing one of the following course extensions ...

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

This is an online course. Click here to view minimum computer requirements. Phones, tablets, and other computing devices, while they may work for some NDCDE services, are not supported for submitting assignments, posting discussions, or taking assessments.

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