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Effective Term:
Summer 2022 through Fall 2022
Course Number:
GD 150
Course Title:
Digital Illustration 1
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces professional techniques for generating vector graphics and imagery. Includes templates, layers, tools and efficient construction techniques used by graphic designers.

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

 Upon completion of 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)

THEMES
Vector Illustration
Technical Proficiency

ISSUES
Software Navigation
Attention to Detail
Problem Solving

CONCEPTS
Critical Thinking
Workflow
Balance
Hierarchy
Craft
Detail

SKILLS

  • 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.