ART 208 - Computer Illustration

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the computer as a drawing, illustration, and design tool. Students will gain an understanding of the creation of drawings and illustrations and their practical applications in digital media and art. Students will be given hands-on instruction on Apple Macintosh computers using a current object-oriented drawing program. Contemporary and historic styles of illustration, composition, and typography will be introduced with an emphasis on aesthetic, technical, and conceptual practices. Demonstration, discussion and formal critiques will augment studio work.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate the fundamental skills of object-based drawing and illustration through perspective, scale, weight and proportion.
Utilize type as an expressive element.
Print Postscript graphics on black & white and color printers.
Solve projects in a unique and creative manner.
Produce content as an effective form of visual communication.
Communicate issues of critical thinking skills through the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: ART 122 and ART 130