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Discipline: Arts - CEA: Graphic Design & Illustration Unit
Course Name Course Number
Conceptual Illustration ARTC 169
  • Students will present a portfolio representative of their ability to communicate visually through illustration demonstrating the use of composition, contemporary art trends, and cultural, social, and visual language.
Creative Design and Compositing ARTC 220
  • Produce realistic-looking Photoshop composites.
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression. \n
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance\/symmetries.
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
Dynamic Sketching ARTC 163
  • Students will present a sketchbook portfolio representing a breadth of sketching techniques and represented by a minimum of 65 completed pages.
  • Students will be able to apply 3-dimensional and freehand perspective techniques to sketching.
  • Students will demonstrate compositional integrity in the application of sketching concepts and techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply light logic and tone to form and texture in sketches.
  • Students will demonstrate synthesis in the use of line, shape, volume, light, and texture in quick-sketch.
Fundamentals of Graphic Design ARTC 100
  • ARTC 100 students will produce composites in Photoshop using effective selection techniques and non-destructive editing.
Graphic Design Internship ARTC 299
  • Self-assess knowledge and skills gained though the work experience.
Illustration ARTC 165
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal and professional illustration projects in both written and oral critiques.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles of design with illustration skills and techniques in varying pictorial formats that range from simple to complex.
  • ARTC 165 students will be able to describe the history of illustration and its application to various fields.
  • Create original illustrations that interpret the visual world.
  • Describe the history of illustration and its application to various disciplines.
  • Develop skill in the use of tools and materials, which are common to the field.
  • ARTC 165 students will be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate peer work via written critiques.
Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects ARTC 272
  • Produce motion graphics that meet industry creative standards.
Portfolio ARTC 290
  • Create a professional-quality, online portfolio.
Print Design and Advertising ARTC 120
  • Prepare digital files for print.
Typography ARTC 160
  • Employ appropriate methods and technology to produce original letterforms and type styles.
Vector Design and Illustration ARTC 140
  • Design and produce information graphics.
Visual Development ARTC 167
  • Students will present a visual development portfolio representing the successful application of the synthesis of story, style, character, location, emotion, symbology, and composition.
Web Design ARTC 200
  • Design effective web site prototypes.