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2021-2022 Catalog
GRA 4423: Graphic Design Professional Practices

Course Description for Graphic Design Professional Practices

GRA4423: Graphic Design Professional Practices
.Prerequisites: Acceptance into Graphic Design and Digital Media program, and senior status or departmental permission.
Description: This course prepares students for progressing from the classroom to professional environments. It surveys career opportunities within various disciplines and examines cultural trends influencing design practice. The course explores the designer-client relationship, ethical and professional standards of conduct and intellectual property issues. It guides students through the job search process as well as self-employment strategies for pricing work, writing proposals and contracts, and managing time and workflow. Assignments emphasize effective written and oral communication for professional audiences. (A material fee of $15 will be assessed.)