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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VCT 2951 - Illustrator for Industry

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course covers the concepts and features of digital artwork within the framework of Adobe Illustrator. Students will advance their design skills using the drawing tools and filters to create original drawings. Macintosh computers will be used to complete hands-on coursework.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 1013  and VCT 1018  or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Advertising Development
  2. Blends and gradients
  3. Classroom procedures and course objectives
  4. Color systems-using Pantones
  5. Colors, palettes and brushes
  6. Constructing objects, scaling and rotation.
  7. Critique established designers work.
  8. Ideation-the process and advantage
  9. Importing Illustrator files into other programs
  10. Introduction to Illustrator, preference setting, menus, tools
  11. Logo Development
  12. Package Design and fabrication
  13. Path creativity and the pathfinder
  14. Review basic tool manipulation.
  15. Templates and patterns, tracing and layering.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. evaluate the necessity for a vector-based application.
  2. create imagery in a two-dimensional space while implementing the basics of good graphic design
  3. create vector-based digital imagery for a wide range of purposes.
  4. integrate the powers of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to produce portfolio-worthy examples.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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