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- GD 239
- Course Title:
- Illustration for Graphic Designers
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Course DescriptionExplores a variety of traditional, non-digital illustration tools and techniques. Covers professional methods of digitizing and formatting artwork for media reproduction. Integrates illustrations into design communication materials. Prerequisites: GD 124, GD 141, GD 151, GD 160, and ART 131.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Utilize key illustration techniques for client-based solutions.
- Apply professional output preparation techniques to hand-rendered illustrations.
- Skillfully incorporate illustration into layouts to enhance client communications.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Design and produce a collection of 2-D and 3-D graphic design projects which incorporate non-digital illustration as a key component.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Design and Layout
Non-digital to Digital
Technical preparation of non-digital illustrations
Maintaining personal voice in digital-driven design
Human vs. computer design elements
- Produce illustrations incorporating a variety of non-digital techniques.
- Utilize illustration as an element of Graphic Design projects.
- Prepare non-digital illustration for placement in a digital layout.