WD 550

Thesis Research

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2018-2019 As needed Main campus No

Level: Graduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: None

This course prepares students who have completed the core courses of the graduate program for the blueprint of their thesis project: an endeavor involving production of a major computer graphic design project and a complementary paper. Topics of class discussions cover art theory and criticism, research sources and techniques and examination of some masterpieces of graphic and web design. The course directs students to initiate and plan their own graduate thesis projects. Individual meetings with the professor provide support as students proceed with the term paper. Students present their detailed, step-by-step plan for the development of their computer graphic artwork in their graduate thesis. The goal of the paper is to anticipate technical challenges and solutions, resulting, effectively, in the blueprint for the graduate thesis of a cutting-edge computer graphic design product. With the term paper, students actually build some foundation work for the thesis project, such as theme outlines.