SRJC Course Outlines

9/16/2019 9:09:42 AMGD 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GD 53Title:  TECH IN ILLUSTRATOR  
Full Title:  Design Techniques in Illustrator
Last Reviewed:10/8/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An intensive course on Adobe Illustrator and its uses in the field of graphic design. Students learn the essentials of creating vector images through projects including logo design and digital illustrations, while utilizing essential design principles.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 71.11


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intensive course on Adobe Illustrator and its uses in the field of graphic design. Students learn the essentials of creating vector images through projects including logo design and digital illustrations, while utilizing essential design principles.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 71.11
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Use Adobe Illustrator in the completion of vector based design solutions.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Create effective logos, type treatments, illustrations and informational graphics for
    professional visual communications using the tools and features in Adobe Illustrator.
2. Modify digitized images and type using Adobe Illustrator tools.
3. Use various resources: Internet, Pinterest board or similar web inspiration sharing sites, books,
    journals, scrap files, nature, other design and art disciplines for research for use in design
    projects.
4. Apply design elements effectively to design projects.
5. Use graphic design terminology, methodology, and tools correctly.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Overview of Current Design and Visual Communication using Illustrator
II.  Selecting, Stroking and Filling
III. Color
    A. Overview of color dynamics
    B. Color modes in Illustrator
IV.  Building
    A. Appearance panel
    B. Layers and groups
V.  Transforming
    A. Transformational tools
    B. Filters effects and stylizing
VI.  Importing and Tracing
    A. Scanning and placing
    B. Live trace, Live Paint
VII.  Bezier Curves
    A. Pen tool
    B. Pencil tool
    C. Cutting tools
    D. Manipulating paths
VIII.  Libraries
    A. Capture
    B. Library options
    C. Managing libraries
IX.  Path Manipulations
    A. Anchor points and handles
    B. Manipulating paths
    C. Compound paths
    D. Pathfinders panel and patterns
X. Typography
    A. Text
    B. Text effects
    C. Type styles
    D. Choosing typefaces, type contrasts, type refinements and using open type
XI. Working with Images
    A. Placing images
    B. Linked files
    C. Embedding images
    D. Manipulating images
    E. Masking images
XII. Creating Oversized Graphics
    A. Creating graphics and oversized graphics with impact
    B. Printing oversized graphics
XIII. Blending
    A. Styles and blends
    B. Creating masks
    C. Gradient mesh
XIV. Panels
    A. Layers
    B. Brushes
    C. Swatches
    D. Graphic styles
    E. Symbols
    F. Transparency
    G. Color panels  
XV. File Formats and Cross Platform Integration
    A. GIFS, JPEG, PNG, EPS, PDF
     B. Importing into Photoshop
    C. Importing into InDesign
XVI. 3D Tools

Assignments:
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Assignments may include the following:
1. Projects requiring the effective use of Illustrator and fundamental design principles (1 - 6), such
    as:
    a. Design a flyer and/or brochure executed in Illustrator
     b. Fabric design related project, with the potential of getting final designs printed/created
    c. An icon or logo design project based on instructor provided criteria
    d. Redesign of some currency
    e. Design of web based graphics based on criteria outlined by the instructor
    f. Design on an information graphic on a topic outlined by the instructor or selected by the
         student
     g. Social justice poster design for a cause outlined by the instructor or selected by the student
2. In-class assignments/exercises exploring the weeks topic in-depth (1-16), such as:
     a. Worksheets
    b. Tutorial completions
    c. Observation based assignment that requires students to explore, document, and examine
         designs, created in Illustrator
    d. Pen tool bootcamp
    e. Group activities
3. Weekly reading assignments (1 - 50 pages)
4. Participation in class discussion and critiques
5. Exams and/or quizzes (0-16)

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%
None
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
40 - 60%
Projects requiring the effective use of Illustrator and fundamental design principles
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
In-class assignments/exercises exploring the weeks topic in-depth
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 20%
Exams and/or quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Participation in class discussion and critiques.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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