Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 239
- Course Number:
- GD 239
- Course Title:
- Illus 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 140 and ART 131.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, 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.
Course Activities and Design
Possible techniques (will vary by instructor): Silhouette, scratchboard, high contrast, enhanced xerox collage, stipple, crosshatch, wax resist, scanning objects, paper sculpture illustration, found object, Polaroid transfer, collage and 3-dimensional illustration. Illustrations will be placed in a graphic design layout and output to assess final production quality.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will produce multiple projects, each developed to assess three key areas: mastery of Illustration technique, production qualities and design.