GRA - Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology

Department of Art, College of Fine and Applied Arts

Graduate Courses in Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology (GRA)

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Clifton Meador, Department Chair

Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology (GRA)

GRA 5512. Advanced Cross Media Production (3).S. This course is an advanced treatment of studies begun in the GRA 3102 course, and incorporates new technologies applicable in the production of digital content for print production, the World Wide Web, mobile device platforms and other applicable new forms of graphic communication. Students will learn and be required to demonstrate ability to apply electronic document designs across a variety of graphic communication platforms. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: GRA 3102 (Electronic Imaging). [Dual-listed with GRA 4512.]

GRA 5522. Advanced 3D Imaging and Animation (3).S. This course focuses on using advanced texturing techniques, complex shading networks, inverse kinematics and forward kinematics to develop realistic 3D images and animation. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: GRA 3312 (3D Imaging and Animation). [Dual-listed with GRA 4522.]

GRA 5550. Color Management (3).S. This course examines advanced concepts and practices pertaining to color management of production files in print production workflows. The course will include a study of color theory, color spaces, rendering intents, and tools and instrumentation for generating monitor, scanner, camera, press, and printer color profiles. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.

GRA 5558. Digital Printing Systems (3).F;S. This course allows students the opportunity to explore digital printing applications such as short-run color and variable data printing. Students will study digital workflows, file preparation, data management, preflighting, digital front-end systems, press operation and routine maintenance, as well as an in-depth application of problem-solving analysis in managing variable data and multiple projects. Students enrolled in GRA 5558 will have additional requirements beyond those for students enrolled in GRA 4558 as specified in the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisites: GRA 1022 (Electronic Document Design I) and GRA 2522 (Electronic Document Design II) or permission of the instructor. [Dual-listed with GRA 4558.]

GRA 5566. Advanced Flexographic Printing and Packaging (3).S. This course addresses advanced concepts and practices pertaining to the flexographic printing process. To include: advanced techniques such as multi-color spot and process color printing, quality control, corrugated board, image distortion, die calculations, and coatings. Students enrolled in GRA 5566 will have additional requirements beyond those for students enrolled in GRA 4566 as specified in the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisites: GRA 3112 (Substrates, Inks, and Toners) and GRA 3882 (Intermediate Flexographic Printing and Packaging) or permission of the instructor. [Dual-listed with GRA 4566.]

GRA 5591. Advanced Printing and Finishing (3).F;S. This course is designed to build on the basics covered in: Introduction to Graphic Communications, Introduction to Printing and Finishing, Introduction to Flexographic Printing and Packaging, and Electronic Imaging. Students will gain experience in advanced techniques in electronic prepress, halftones, duotones, process color, process stripping, process press work, and process control. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisites: GRA 2012, GRA 3102, GRA 3112, and GRA 3772 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4591.]

GRA 5592. Specialty Graphics Printing (3).On Demand. Advanced laboratory practice in screen printing, wide format printing on multiple substrates that include foam core, vinyl, plastic and adhesives. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Lecture one hour, laboratory four hours. [Duallisted with GRA 4592.]

GRA 5622. Current Trends in Graphic Communications Seminar (1).F;S.This course is designed to emphasize current trends, technical movements and problems as they relate to the future of the printing industry. Classes will focus on group discussions related to these and other current issues. Students will be required to refer to academic experiences, internship experiences and library skills to participate in discussions. Laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4622.]