Graphic Design: Illustration
Provides students with skills and knowledge in the area of graphic design: illustration. As long as there have been newspapers, books, and magazines, there has been a need for hand-drawn art that tells a story or communicates an idea. Illustration is exploding in the digital environment. Illustrators need to have excellent drawing skills, know the history of their craft, and be proficient with programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Create visual communications of an intended message, from conceptual development to final artifact using a range of media, both traditional and digital, for final output both printed and digital.
- Incorporate historic and contemporary design influences, both period and designer, in the creation of design solutions.
- Sketch and refine preliminary concepts for traditional and digital outcomes as well as conceptual ideation.
- Illustrate fundamentals of design through the development of both traditional and digital illustrations.
- Apply color theory to the creation of illustrative solutions, including color harmony and developing intended emotive reactions.
- Utilize current graphic design terminology as a basis for discussing and evaluating works of design, student and professional.
- Construct vector and raster files for use in print, motion and digital outcomes.
- Develop digital work environments and appropriated file formats for saving work.
- Utilize current industry software and equipment.
- Develop and present a portfolio of projects for use in seeking an entry-level position or transfer to a four-year degree program.
Required Core Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Story Board Artist
- Editorial Cartoonist
- Children's Book Illustrator
- Digital Artist
- Graphic Artist