SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 8:57:55 AMAPGR 54 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Terminated Course

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 54Title:  COMMERCIAL ILLUST  
Full Title:  Commercial Illustration
Last Reviewed:9/10/1993

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
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Catalog Description:
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Demonstration and use of techniques and media in professional illustration. Emphasis on developing and marketing student's personal style through evolution of strong portfolio and knowledge of commercial market(s). Second semester repeat focuses on fine-tuning of style and professionalism by closely approximating actual client/artist contact and deadline constraints students will face in professional marketplace.


Recommended Preparation:
Art 7A or equivalent; must register first class meeting and present portfolio of work.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Demo & use of techniques & media in professional illustration. Emphasis on developing & marketing student's personal style through evolution of portfolio & knowledge of market(s).
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Art 7A or equivalent; must register first class meeting and present portfolio of work.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Discover and develop their individual style(s).
2.  Expose themselves to wide range of techniques and media.
3.  Encourage themselves to "stretch"/try new solutions.
4.  Fine tune their techniques through extensive critique.
5.  Acclimate to their critical examination of their work by client
   and art director; and timeline constraints.
6.  Learn about local and national illustration markets.
7.  Understand and develop marketing strategies; put together a
   marketable portfolio.

Topics and Scope

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1.  Hard line pen and ink (object: metal/plastic/glass).
2.  Textured line pen and ink (hard object).
3.  Colored pencil/pastel (object).
4.  Colored pencil/pastel (human).
5.  Cut paper and round objects (wild style).
6.  Watercolor wash (one color and full-color human).
7.  Mixed media (extreme perspective and any style).
8.  Caricature (any style).
9.  Marker technique (comps).
10. Food (any style).
11. Airbrush (chrome lettering).
12. Final project: Choice.
     A. Movie star in character role.
     B. Editorial (multi-panel).
     C. Other (on approval).
13. Portfolio/marketing.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Class performances, PROJECTS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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