Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. Students will demonstrate the ability to create content and designs that communicate effectively utilizing the software (Adobe Creative Suite) taught, and output the content on a variety of imaging media (e.g., offset lithograpy, flexography, digital, wide format, internet/web, etc.)

  • 1.1 Students will apply discipline-related technical skills and knowledge, and demonstrate effective knowledge of software tools used in graphic communication.
  • 1.2 Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to output designs on different production devices (offset lithography, flexography, digital presses, wide format, etc.).
  • 1.3 Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate designs/content that can be applied to multiple cross-media platforms (static print, digital variable print, wide format, internet, mobile devices, etc.) to achieve a common graphic communication goal.

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply and use the concepts, processes, materials and equipment of the graphic communications industry accurately and responsibly.

  • 2.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to apply color theory to production problems in offset lithography, flexography, toner and inkjet production devices.
  • 2.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to apply imposition concepts output production devices (e.g., offset lithography, flexography, digital devices, wide format, etc.).

3. Students will be able to plan, design and produce graphic communication projects so that they control and account for cost, schedule, quality and sustainability.

  • 3.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to plan, impose and schedule a design file for production so that the output/result yields the greatest efficiency of production while delivering the appropriate level of quality.
  • 3.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to plan, impose and schedule a designed file so that the result/output utilizes materials efficiently and sustainably, while delivering the appropriate level of quality.