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B.A. GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSES

SEMESTER ONE [Level 100]

Code

Title

Credits

GRDC 111

Foundations of Graphic Design

3

GRDC 112

Life Drawing I

3

GRDC 113

Idea Development and Symbol Creation

3

GRDC 114

Design History

3

GRDC 115

Principles and Practice of Graphic Design Education I

3

GPD 111

Communication and Study Skills

3

TOTAL

 

18

 

SEMESTER TWO [Level 100]

Code

Title

Credits

GRDC121

Introduction to Lettering and Typography

3

GRDC122

Dry and Wet Media Illustration

3

GRDC123

Printing Methods in Graphic Design

3

GRDC124

Life Drawing II

3

GRDC125 

Principles and Practice of Graphic Design Educ.  II

3

GPD111

Communication and Study Skills

3

TOTAL

 

18

  SEMESTER THREE [Level 200]

Code

Title

Credits

GRDC 231

Vector Based Systems and Applications

3

GRDC 232

Photography 

3

GPD 123

African Studies

3

Elective Courses (Graphic Design)

 

GRDG 231

Introduction to Visual Design

3

GRDG 232

Poster Design

3

GRDG 233

Brand and Corporate Identity Communications

3

Elective Courses (Advertising)

 

GRDA 231

Advertising Concepts

3

GRDA 232

Design for Visual Communication Practice

3

GRDA 233

Advertising Illustration

3

Elective Courses (Multimedia)

 

GRDM 231

Introduction to Imaging Tools and Techniques

3

GRDM 232

Introduction to Digital Video Tools and Techniques

3

GRDM 233

Introduction to Animation

3

TOTAL

 

18

  SEMESTER FOUR [Level 200]

Code

Title

Credits

GRDC241

Page Design and Desktop Publishing

3

GRDC242

Design Commentary and Criticism

3

GRDC242

Pixel-Based Systems and Applications

3

GPD 123

African Studies

3

Elective Courses (Graphic Design)

 

GRDG241

Typography and Book Design

3

GRDG242

Information and Technical Illustration

3

GRDG243

Package Design

3

Elective Courses (Advertising)

 

GRDA241

Advertising and marketing communication

3

GRDA242

Interacting with ad agencies

 

GRDA243

Visual concepts and copyrighting for advertising

3

Elective Courses (Multimedia)

 

GRDM241

Computer Animation: 3D Modelling and Animation I

3

GRDM242

Principles of Cartooning

3

GRDM243

VFX and Motion Graphics I

 

TOTAL FOR EACH OPTION

21

SEMESTER FIVE [Level 300]

  Code

Title

Credits

GRDC 351

Photoshop: Beyond the Foundations

3

GRDC 352

Entrepreneurship

3

GRDC 353

Industrial Colour and Graphic Reproduction

3

Elective Courses (Graphic Design)

 

GRDG 351

Motion Graphics I

3

GRDG 352

Environmental Graphic Design

3

GRDG 353

Printing Press Management

3

Elective Courses (Advertising)

 

GRDA 351

Fashion and Product Photography

3

GRDA 352

Art and Creative Direction

3

GRDA 353

Advertising Lab

3

Elective Courses (Multimedia)

 

GRDM 351

Computer Animation: 3D Modelling and Animation II

3

GRDM 352

VFX and Motion Graphics II

3

GRDM 353

Fashion and Product Photography

3

TOTAL

 

18

 

B.A. GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSES

SEMESTER SIX [Level 300]

Code

Title

CR

Core Courses

 

GRDC361

Research Methods

3

GRDC362

Digital Matte Painting with Photoshop

3

GRDC363

Web Design and Development

3

Elective courses (Graphic Design) Students offering this option are to take all three courses.

 

GRDG361

Studio Research in Graphic Design 

3

GRDG362

Advertising and Graphic Design

3

GRDG363

Advanced Motion Graphics

3

Elective Courses (Advertising) Students offering this option are to take all three courses.

 

GRDA361

Studio Research in Advertising 

3

GRDA362

Building the Portfolio for Job Search in Advertising

3

GRDA363

TV Commercials

3

Elective Courses (Multimedia) Students offering this option are to take all three courses.

 

GRDM361

Studio Research in Multimedia

3

GRDM362

Compositing and Special Effect

3

GRDM363

Multimedia and the African Landscape

3

TOTAL

 

18

SEMESTER SEVEN [Level 400]

Code

Title

CR

GRD471

Industrial Attachment (Internship)

4

GRD472

Research/ Project

3

TOTAL

 

7

 

SEMESTER EIGHT [Level 400]

Code

Title

CR

GRDC481

Assessment of Industrial Attachment Portfolio 

3

GRDC482

Reflections on Industrial Attachment

3

GRDC483

Graphic Design for the Real World

3

GRDA481

Studio research in advertising II

3

GRDG481

Studio research in graphic design II

3

GRDM481

Studio research in multimedia II

3

TOTAL

 

12

DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSES

                                                                                     YEAR 1                       SEMESTER ONE

 

CODE

TITLE

CR

1.

GRDD111

Foundations of Graphic Design

3

2.

GRDD112

Life Drawing I

3

3.

GRDD113

Idea Development and Symbol Creation

3

4.

GRDD114

Design History

3

5.

GRDD115

Principles and Practice of Graphic Design Education I

3

6.

GPDR111Gd

Communication and Study Skills

3

 

 

TOTAL

18

 

                                                                                   YEAR 1                       SEMESTER TWO

 

CODE

TITLE

CR

1.

GRDD121

Introduction to Lettering and Typography

3

2.

GRDD122

Dry and Wet Media Illustration

3

3.

GRDD123

Printing Methods in Graphic Design

3

4.

GRDD124

Life Drawing II

3

5.

GRDD125

Poster Design  

3

6.

GRDD126

Principles and Practice of Graphic Design Education II

3

 

 

TOTAL

18