Graphics Lec/Lab (GRAC)
Learn design solutions that will turn your ideas into well-arranged compositions. Receive a comprehensive foundation in design. Use elements of design and principles of design to give form to your creative ideas.
Students will learn traditional art principles while working within industry standard computer graphic applications. Experimentation with line, shape, value volume and color will build knowledge of computer software applications and graphic design.
Put graphics in motion while learning concepts similar to cartoon animation in the most popular web animation application. Cell Animation, Inbetweening, and Morphing are topics within animation projects that you will create for multimedia and the web.
This course shows the graphic designer how to incorporate good typography for each design. Traditional typesetting rules are combined with computer illustration and layout applications to create professional results. Lessons about the color of the page, along with lessons on color trends and color perception are a part of the Digital Type and Color class.
Make movies for multimedia and electronic publications. Learn how to use non-linear video editing software. Animate your own illustrations. Combine graphics with movie clips. Edit and compile digital clips including chroma key, and special effects.
Students will learn theories of design and layout using industry standard page layout computer applications. Student will build design and layout skills while creating flyers, brochures and advertisements. Creative projects will take concepts from initial design to final layout.
In this course, students will use a raster image editing application (currently Adobe Photoshop) to manipulate, enhance and combine photos and stock images. Learn in-depth information about pixel resolution and color control using an image editing application. Create composite images compositions exactly as you imagine.
Students will use a vector illustration application to complete projects that are illustrative, technical and creative. This course contains projects that exercise the vector pen tool to develop core skills that will be used in all courses and computer applications.
Students will combine the files from vector and raster based graphic applications and learn how to convert and integrate various file formats to create a single composition. Creative projects such as technical illustration, package designs and complex print illustrations will be assigned.
Create 3D animations with a state-of-the-art broadcast quality computer application. Learn how to create motion paths to animate objects. Apply rigging to modeled caricatures. Light the scene and be the cameraman, as animation is rendered into a movie.
Create 3D objects within virtual space. Learn Texture Mapping and the use of Weight Maps. Learn the many types of modeling techniques like Extrude, Lathe, Skin, Bevel, and Booleans. Make organic caricature models using Splines, MetaBalls, and Subpatch.
Required: GRAC 2721 with a "C" or better. Prepare for employment with presentations of designs and skills. Present best works within a printed portfolio and a self-promotion web site to secure employment or work freelance.
Students learn the technical side of computer graphics in Digital Prepress. This course concentrates on color correction, color models, scanning techniques, resolution, color separations, trapping and other press related topics. Insuring quality output while creating and preparing computer art for press.
This course is to allow students to develop advanced web presentations. Students will advance their knowledge of cascading style sheets (CSS) to give formatting and design to web page content. Responsive web page development and scalable vector graphics (SVG) image and control are skills included in this course.
Create web pages with an industry standard WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web development application. Learn how to create web pages with graphics, hyperlinks, roll-overs, and swap images. Learn how to control page and type styling with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Upload finished web sites to remote servers.