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Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 239

Course Number:
GD 239
Course Title:
Illustration for Graphic Designers
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$18.00

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.

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)

THEMES
Non-digital illustration
Design and Layout

CONCEPTS
Workflow
Craft
Slower processes
Detail
Non-digital to Digital

ISSUES
Technical preparation of  non-digital illustrations
Maintaining personal voice in digital-driven design
Human vs. computer design elements


SKILLS

  • 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.