Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 239

Course Number:
GD 239
Course Title:
Illus for Graphic Designers
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Course Description

Explores 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.