Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Mat 135 | Graphic Design 1: Principles

3 Units
Advisories: None
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces the visual communication principles and concepts of successful graphic design. Topics include form, color palettes, text/image relationships, typography, grid structures, and layout design. The course develops and refines each student's personal design sensibility by applying appropriate and conceptual design thinking within cultural and historical contexts.

MAT 135 is one of the foundation courses within MAT. It is highly recommended that you complete this course as one of your first courses in MAT, as the skills you learn in this course are applied to every course within MAT