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Carol Fillip

Associate Professor

School of Design
College of Art and Design
Undergraduate Program Director, Graphic Design

585-475-7914
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Carol Fillip

Associate Professor

School of Design
College of Art and Design
Undergraduate Program Director, Graphic Design

Education

BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-7914

Areas of Expertise

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Published Conference Proceedings
Fillip, Carol and Lorrie Frear. "Creativity In Motion." Proceedings of the New Directions in the Humanities International Conference. Ed. New Directions in the Humanities International Conference. Montreal, Canada: n.p., 2012. Print.
Fillip, Carol and Lorrie Frear. "Type Carousel." Proceedings of the National UCDA Design Education Summit. Ed. National UCDA Design Education Summit. Blacksburg, Virginia: n.p., 2012. Print.
Fillip, Carol and Cathleen Chou. "Academic Dishonesty and Visual Plagiarism." Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Ed. 4th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Blacksburg, Virginia: n.p., 2012. Print.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Fillip, Carol. Music is Art Promotional Posters. By Lorrie Frear and Peter Harasty. 2012. New York State of Design, AIGA Exhibition, Rochester. Exhibit.
Fillip, Carol. Mingle. By Lorrie Frear. 2012. Bevier Gallery, Rochester. Exhibit.
Formal Presentation
Fillip, Carol and Lorrie Frear. “Letterforms and Literacy.” TypeCon 2010: Babel. Los Angeles, CA. 16-22 Aug. 2010. Presentation.
Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Fillip, Carol and Lorrie Frear. “Letterforms and Literacy.” National UCDA Design Education Summit. Lawrence, KA. June 2-4, 2010. Presentation.

Currently Teaching

GRDE-202
3 Credits
This course will focus on the analysis, creation and use of imagery for communication purposes, along with an introduction to symbol and icon design as it relates to branding. Processes and techniques for creating images are explored. Projects incorporate symbolism, concept development and integration of image and text. This course will build upon the principles and theories learned in Graphic Design Studio I with project solutions developed for print media, motion and digital use.
GRDE-205
3 Credits
This course will focus on the development of graphic communication from prehistory through the present. This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the places, people, events; historical and cultural factors; and technological innovations that have influenced the practice of graphic design. Lectures are complemented by guest speakers, archive visits, videos, research projects, critical essay writing, and discussion.
GRDE-206
3 Credits
Students will expand upon the principles of grid theory, text and display typography, sequence, page layout, and type and image integration as they relate to a range of design applications: posters, instructional materials, brochures, magazines, books, etc. Visual organization, message communication, and imaging and page layout software skills are integrated in the course.
GRDE-412
3 Credits
In this course, students’ working knowledge of graphic design will culminate in a comprehensive capstone project. The content of each capstone project will vary depending upon each students' focus/direction and approval from their instructor. The students will build on previous course work. Process and in-progress development is shared via class presentations and a final public exhibition for dissemination. A final formal presentation is required.
GRDE-421
3 Credits
This course will provide an overview of branding and identity design. Processes, theories, design methods, brand strategies, positioning, touch-points, research, and management are introduced in creating comprehensive branding and identity systems. Case studies will provide students with historical context. Students will explore current and future trends related to branding.
GRDE-428
3 Credits
This course will explore the role of the graphic designer in developing communicative design for advertising. Emphasis will be placed on effective communication of the concept development and client’s message. Advertising will be addressed in a broad context, and the course will include the relationship and use of typography, photographic imagery and layout for advertising impact. At times, this course will collaborate with an upper-level advertising photography class to better understand and experience the working relationship between the photographer and the designer. Some projects will be with outside clients, such as non-profit organizations or the Ad Council.
GRDE-498
1 - 6 Credits
This course exposes students to the professional environment through outside job opportunities in graphic design studios, advertising agencies, corporate communications departments, and other acceptable organizations. Students will work under the guidance of art directors, creative directors, senior graphic designers, or marketing communications managers and perform creative work that is educational and meaningful for their short-term academic goals as well as their long-range career preparation. Documentation of the experience is required and final review from employer is obtained. The appointed faculty adviser will meet with the student upon completion for final evaluation for a grade. Students must obtain pre-approval of their department and complete the Internship Approval Form. Credit earned is used toward elective credits.
GRDE-599
1 - 6 Credits
Graphic Design Independent Study will provide students with the ability to focus in a specialized area of graphic design with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. The independent study student must obtain permission of an instructor and department by completing the Independent Study Proposal Form to enroll.
VCDE-799
1 - 4 Credits
Visual Communication Design Independent Study will allow students to obtain instruction in specialized areas of interest to enhance their individual course of study. Working with a faculty adviser, students will propose a focused curriculum related to their academic and/or future career interests. Visual Communication Design Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor to enroll.**NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **

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