Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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ART 139 - Introduction to Digital Illustration

Credits: 3
Introduces students to the process of creating narrative illustrations through digital media. Focus is on creative development of a theme, storyboarding techniques, and the use of digital media for drawing and painting. 

Course Fee: $30.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

1. Establish a working productive creative process and will demonstrate this process from sketch to finished illustration through clear and efficient workflow and consistent participation.
2. Research storytelling and narrative art in order to gain an understanding of create their own compelling narrative illustrations.
3. Illustrate clear and appropriate mood to fit a narrative which specifically addresses color use and shape design.
4. Apply basic compositional principles and techniques.
5. Communicate ideas and narratives through the use of sequential images (storyboarding).
6. Develop and strengthen their design vocabulary through the critique process.
7. Demonstrate basic technical skills using the digital lab software.
Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of visual arts. 
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by class attendance and completion of assignments and projects. 

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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