This course will introduce students to the professional field of Graphic Design. Students will be introduced to various software applications and tools. Through this introduction, students will focus on projects to navigate front end web page design, basic print design, layout for various formats, and/or basic typography. Students will be given real world design problems to solve while utilizing software tools to achieve a professional finished product. Students will examine past and present design solutions as well as their own solutions to basic design problems. The emphasis of this course will be placed on conceptual development, digital art, and design skills. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS 111.