is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate
a message. It may be applied in any media, such as print, digital media, motion pictures, animation,
product decoration, packaging, and signs.
The U.S Department of Labor estimates that up to 38,760 Graphic Design jobs are expected to become available
between 2004 and 2014.
A Graphic Design and Animation Program Offers You:
All designs have certain basics elements or building blocks chosen to convey the
message beyond the actual words or photos used. The five elements of lines, shapes, mass, texture,
and color are the building blocks of design for desktop publishers.
- skills necessary to gain entry-level positions in Graphic Design and Animation
- knowledge to create images and graphics in Photoshop, and Macromedia Flash for internet presentations
- kill to create digital video and audio files, generate animations and 3D images
- ability to create interactive web sites and build multimedia presentations
Lines can be long or short, straight or curved. Lines can be horizontal, vertical,
or diagonal. They create patterns. Lines in graphic design can be solid, dashed, thick, thin, or of variable width.
Sometimes a designer uses a line alone to divide or unite elements on a page. Lines can denote direction
of movement (as in diagonal lines and arrows) or provide an anchor to hold elements on a page (such as lines
at the top, bottom, or sides of a page).