rob wittig
art + design | writing studies


communication design
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Art Today ART 1001
Introductory survey of influence of art and roles of artists in varied sociocultural contexts, emphasizing recent art and its historical sources.
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Graphic Design I
Theory and practice of graphic design. Introduction to professional practices. Materials meaning, aesthetics, and practical use.
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Graphic Design II
Continuation of theory and practice of graphic design. Introduction to professional practices. Materials meaning, aesthetics, and practical use.
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Graphic Design III
Continuation of theory and practice of graphic design. Graphic design as an organizational and informative medium and as a purely aesthetic pursuit.
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Web Design and Digital Culture WRIT 5230
Design, creation, and posting of Web pages; theory of the World Wide Web; practical background
in design principles; uploading and updating of Web sites; registering and marketing Web sites; HTML coding and Web design software, such as Dreamweaver.
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Document Design and Graphics WRIT 4220
Principles and practice of using computer programs to design, create, and print documents that effectively integrate verbal and graphic texts.
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New Media Writing WRIT 5250
"A nest of blogs." Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation.
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2D Digital Design ART 1013
ART 1013 introduces students to 2-dimensional studio and graphic design concepts using the computer as a creative tool. Students develop skills in visual literacy, creative problem-solving, and digital imaging.
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Basics of Digital Sound Production and Podcasting
Art 3095 Special Topics
In this course we will explore the capture, creation, duplication and mixing of musical and non-musical sound using recent computer technologies. We will also explore the technical and creative aspects of podcasting.
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Senior Design Studio I ART 4922
Exploration of advanced graphic design topics through an extensive project for print and/or screen: research, creative production and development of a presentation system. Done individually or in groups.
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Senior Design Studio II ART 4933
The purpose of this course is to develop professional skills in presentation, to prepare a professional portfolio and promotional materials to aid in the job search, and to introduce critical issues in professional practice.

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Intro to College Learning; Art + Design Emphasis SSP 1000
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Emphasis on discovering personal creative process.
 

rob wittig
rwittig@d.umn.edu
office: 131A VKH

Department of Art + Design
University of Minnesota Duluth
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812