Course Abstract Details

CGR-252, Computer Illustration

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-252, Computer Illustration, is designed to teach the conceptualization and digital illustration techniques used in advertising and publication design. Multiple techniques and styles of illustration will be explored. The student will learn how to construct illustrative concepts and the ways in which they communicate the most effectively. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and CGR-105. Completion of CGR-115 and CGR-110 is strongly recommended. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall term.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: In general, this course will include projects, quizzes, assignments, group work, tests or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students should be able to: 

1. use industry-standard software at an advanced level in the creation of illustration?based artifacts. (GE4, PG1, 3) 

2. demonstrate an understanding of digital illustration concepts and techniques through the production of portfolio quality pieces. (GE1, 2,5, PG 3) 

3. demonstrate an understanding of art and design theory in the creation of aesthetically pleasing artifacts. (GE2,5,6, PG2, 3) 

4. demonstrate a critical, historical, and conceptual understanding of their work and its relationship to other 21st century illustrators. (GE1, 2, 6 ,7, PG5) 

5. demonstrate the ability to analyze visual or textual material and communicate effectively on issues in contemporary illustration. (GE1, 2, 3, PG4) 

6. demonstrate the ability to carry out design-based aesthetic and conceptual research. (GE1,3, PG5) 

7. demonstrate an understanding of how to convert abstract concepts into original design solutions (GE1, 2, 5, PG2, 3) 

8. evaluate and assess the aesthetic principles associated with other designer?s works (GE1, 2, PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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