OWENSBORO, Ky. – Owensboro Community & Technical College announces the addition of two new graphic design courses to be offered starting in August. The courses are ART 251: Graphic Communication and ART 252: Typography, these online offerings will be taught by Joseph LoCicero, a Connecticut-based designer and educator.
ART 251: Graphic Communication I, is an introduction to basic graphic design techniques and the art of using graphics to communicate visually. ART 252: Typography is an introduction to the principles of typography and the art of arranging and designing type to make written language attractive. These courses are offered as credit toward the Associate of Fine Arts degree. No prior experience or prerequisites are necessary.
LoCicero, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television from New York University and a Masters in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. He specializes in print, warranty and branding projects including advertising, book design and educational marketing.
LoCicero is currently an online instructor who teaches graphic design at Kentucky Wesleyan College and branding at Bellevue University. He also teaches digital design and public speaking courses at several other colleges, both online and in the classroom. He is particularly interested in teaching in the fields of art and design, communication design, graphic design, branding, conceptual strategies and advertising.
For more information on the Associate of Fine Arts degree option, students may contact [email protected]. Students can apply to CTEO at owensboro.kctcs.edu or contact [email protected], 270-686-4522. Current OCTC students can contact their advisor to enroll in these courses.