DMA 214 Graphics I • 5 Cr.


Explores current and historical practices for producing images, diagrams, illustrations, textures, and other 2D graphics while working with commercial graphic production software. Students will develop technique and visual problem solving skills while examining the world of graphics. Prerequisite: DMA 100 and 103 at BC with a C- or better, or instructor permission.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the range of graphic assets commonly created in a commercial design environment.
  • Develop and describe an economical, sustainable, and ethical work-flow for addressing client needs and producing necessary graphics.
  • Create a variety of graphic assets using multiple tools and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how to construct and manipulate 2D graphics for maximum visual effect.
  • Demonstrate awareness of various type families, letterforms, and their inherent expressive properties.
  • Explain and demonstrate the concepts of compositing and its relation to targeted graphics.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with graphics created in a 3D environment.
  • Process graphic assets for various work environments and delivery