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AAD 160 - Graphic Illustration: Vector Drawing

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the benefits, complexities, and application of vector illustration and design within a creative, explorative environment. Learning to integrate traditional and digital image-making techniques, students will be introduced to various methods of visual problem-solving using Bézier curves. In addition to the application of vector graphics, their historical and evolutionary development within illustration and design will be explored and discussed. The skills and ideas covered in this course are invaluable to students considering a career or study path in fine art, design, illustration, print media, motion graphics, animation, or other media related arts.

Prerequisite(s): AAD 104 or permission of instructor

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Arts

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply creative, traditional, and digital processes that are utilized in the fields of visual design and illustration.
2. Demonstrate development of design and illustration skills/proficiencies while integrating traditional tools and materials with contemporary digital hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
3. Produce solutions that address the physical, cognitive, cultural, historical, and social human factors that shape design decisions.
4. Create a visual record of process, a portfolio of visual work, developed throughout each phase of graphic or illustrative production.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024