COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory course in graphic technology that meets requirements for basic computer literacy for all visual arts majors. This course is an exploratory course to address current hardware and software for existing and emerging computer graphic technology.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Maintain a sketchbook/journal to develop a working process that will lead to a body of visual work, as well as vocabulary for critically engaging that work, laying a solid foundation for further study.
2. Working with Adobe CC to develop your portfolio (know that this class is partially software-oriented, and you will be partly responsible for teaching yourselves): you will use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects
3. Be introduced to the Mac OS operating system and understand file conversions formats.
4. Appreciate the craft and materials, differentiate spot and process colors, RGB & CMYK, and explore simple analog processes such as scanning.
5. Get familiarized with creative problem solving within practical constraints, while combining art and technology to communicate ideas.
— Impossible Zoo (Adobe Photoshop)
— Lettermark (Adobe Illustrator)
— Posters (Adobe InDesign)
— Kinetic typography (Adobe After Effects)