Graphic Design and IllustrationSoftware required to complete assignments can be expensive. Students may plan extra time to use campus computing labs to complete course projects.
Using manual methods for layout and design, together with current software applications, students explore the relationship between text and image, as well as the design and impact of typography. Students analyze a variety of published materials and complete a series of introductory graphic design projects.
Prerequisite: VAMM100 (C or better)
This course introduces drawing strategies, concepts, and specialized illustration techniques used by designers and illustrators. Students create illustrations in both traditional and digital formats. Emphasis is on realistic modeling approaches and rendering skills, as well as expressive and historical perspectives that an illustrator-designer must have.
Prerequisite: VAMM100 (C or better) and VAFA100 (C or better) or the permission of the Arts Department