COM 1010: Introduction to Graphic Design


This course will introduce students to the digital software skills used in graphic design. This is a working studio class where students will go through demonstrations and hands-on applications to better understand the Adobe CS Design Collection – Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Software requirements: Adobe CC Hardware requirements: Mac computer or Windows compatible computer with specifications found at


  1. To use the basic terminology in the professional field to communicate intelligently.
  2. Upon completion of the course, students should be ready to apply the knowledge gained in their upper-level courses.
  3. Apply essential design production techniques using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.




Graphic design school: The principles and practice of graphic design (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: Wiley (2020)
Author: Dabner, D., Stewart, S., & Vickress, A.
ISBN: 9781119647119
Price: (No information available)

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