Course Outlines

Illustration Fundamentals — GRDT 1096

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 1.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course covers the basic concepts in the illustration sector of visual communication. The history and genres of illustration as well as illustration styles and mediums are examined. Projects are assigned to develop illustration skills and uses of various media. Using professional business practices are part of the focus. Visual concept development and communication through illustration are explored through research and application. Prerequisites: GRDT1030 and GRDT1053
  2. Course Effective Dates: 1/12/15 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. construct digital art samples
    2. construct drawing medium samples
    3. construct mixed media samples
    4. construct painting medium samples
    5. define feature art
    6. define spot illustration
    7. describe art mediums for illustration
    8. illustrate from a manuscript
    9. illustrate montage
    10. illustrate narrative
    11. illustrate portrait
    12. participate in oral critiques
    13. prepare work for presentation
    14. research copyright and licensing of artwork
    15. research illustrators
    16. review history, styles and genres of illustration
    17. scan and retouch illustrations
    18. store/archive finished work
    19. use design briefs
    20. use illustration process
    21. use professional practices of illustration production
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted