Introduction to vector-based illustration: Intermediate Illustrator and beginning Flash. Apply and develop intermediate design and production skills in vector-based illustration, culminating in the completion of portfolio pieces, and an introduction to vector-based animation. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process. Continued development of sketching and drawing skills.
Introduction to raster based image manipulation: Beginning Photoshop. Apply and develop beginning design and production skills in a raster-based photo manipulation, culminating in the completion of at least two portfolio design pieces. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process. Continued development of sketching and illustration skills.
Introduction focused on the basic tools and commands necessary to design and layout files in the industry standard publishing software. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process. Continued development of sketching and drawing skills.
Students will learn effective essay writing skills with a focus on structure and development, including organization and coherence. A brief review of sentence mechanics, grammar and punctuation is included.
This course is an introduction to basic drawing and composition. The course will include the study of value, texture, form and perspective. Students will have a working knowledge of terminology, the history of drawing and various drawing techniques.
This course covers typographic terminology and the application of type as a communication tool. Deductive and strategic thinking processes are taught and applied as tools for problem solving. The history of typography, major type families, the study of basic letter forms and typographic contrast are examined for skill building towards the understanding of type as a visual language.
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify and apply basic design principles and identify and utilize the design processes necessary to successfully solve design problems. Students learn to apply the basic principles of layout, color theory, deductive and strategic thinking. Students will gain experience using markers, colored pencils and graphite as rendering tools in order to create comprehensives beginning with thumbnails. Teamwork, brainstorming, concept development and presentation skills are emphasized.