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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GA 125 - Create With Illustrator®

Credit Hours: 2.5

The definition and creation of object-oriented vector graphics will be the focus of this course as well as the exploration of the role of an illustrator. Students will learn how to master basic techniques of creating an original piece of digital art in Adobe Illustrator. Studies in advertising along with the integration of creative copy, the use of typography and creative problem solving will be emphasized. The course objective is to have students develop a variety of multi-colored visual projects that emphasize creativity and problem solving for inclusion in a portfolio.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate the principles of layout and graphic design as applied to commercial printing;
  • explain the role of art director and the relationship with the customer and other members of the print production team;
  • explain the history illustration in advertising, demonstrate several styles and its use in an advertising campaign;
  • present ideas visually, demonstrating craftsmanship and confidence in a simulated commercial print job environment;
  • learn to use the elements of design to create object-oriented vector graphics as part of a dynamic and compelling layout;
  • use the basic techniques in creating graphics with Adobe Illustrator on the Macintosh computer; and
  • demonstrate industry standard skills in preparing one’s own work for a professional portfolio.

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