- Course Number:
- GD 150
- Course Title:
- Digital Illustration I
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Course DescriptionIntroduces professional techniques for creating vector images. Includes templates, layers, tools and efficient construction techniques used by graphic designers. Prerequisites: GD 101, GD 114, and GD 120. Prerequisites/concurrent: GD 122, GD 140.
Addendum to Course Description
A grade of a "B" or higher is required for placement into the second year of the program.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students should be able to:
- Precisely draw vector elements for use in professional communication materials
- Utilize the software to create vector-based layouts demonstrating professional graphic design principles
- Prepare vector files to align with industry standards
Outcome Assessment Strategies
• Use appropriate tools to accurately trace linked raster image.
• Design and print an oversized document that utilizes shape and typography.
• Create a digital illustration from a hand drawn sketch.
• Combine typography with vector illustration.
• Written shortcuts exam.
• Digital technical skills exam.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
• Vector Illustration
• Technical Proficiency
• Software Navigation
• Attention to Detail
• Problem Solving
• Critical Thinking
• Develop illustration and layout through process driven methods.
• Choose appropriate techniques to create vector elements.
• Use pen tool with proficiency.
• Manipulate typography.
• Use efficient digital techniques for combining shapes.
• Create, name, and manage layers.
• Demonstrate proficient use of bleeds.
• Successfully manage colors.
• Tile oversized work.
• Streamline press-ready files.
• Format files for export.
• Build files that print successfully.