AR 218 Graphic Design Software
FA 2006 HO
Sylvester, John P.
B.F.A. Graphic Design
Room 816 Underground
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30–11:00AM
August 21–December 15, 2006
9:00 - 10:50 AM
Textbook: No text required for this class at this time.
Additional Resources: Suggested reading: Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital, First Edition,
New York, Alfred A. Kopf, Inc., © 1995; Katrin Eismann, Photoshop
Restoration & Retouching, Third Edition, Indianapolis, Indiana, New
Riders, © 2005; PhotoshopUser Magazine.
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Educational Philosophy: I believe it is imperative to prepare students that are interested in
the profession of graphic design to develop the ability to think
conceptually, creatively and critically. Learning the tools of your
profession—both hand craft proficiency and computer technology—will aid
in developing the student to be better equipped to succeed in the
graphic design profession. My job is to help, encourage, train and
equip students for this highly competitive profession.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Individual Graphic Projects
· Individual and class critiques
· Final Project.*
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Short tests will be given at the beginning and end of the semester to
gauge technical knowledge. Handouts on various software applications
will be distributed by the professor as well as demonstrations and
tutorials on each computer application. Projects will be assigned using
each computer application (Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress or
Indesign) to demonstrate knowledge and execution of acquired. A written
report on an artist/graphic designer from a list provided by the
instructor will be assigned as a semester project. The professor
reserves the right to add other quizzes and exams to the course.
Grading: All grades will be evaluated on: Software knowledge 20%, creative
design 20%, written report and tests 20%, craft and presentation 20%
and attendance, critique participation and punctuality 20%.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade
reduction of one letter for each day it is late. Assignments not
received after four days of due date will count as a zero.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Each student is required to sign-in each day on a sign-in sheet
provided by the professor or you will be counted absent. Studnets must
be aware that problems arise when using computers. Technology is
imperfect. Printers in computer lab will run out of toner, paper and
hard disks crash. Students must be responsible for getting their
assignments completed on time. Be sure to SAVE all work for back-up.
Students must be responsible to clean-up work areas each day.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Photoshop: Image
Retouching—Learn to correct spots, adjust tonal quality of image, crop,
rotate and work with layers. Hand tint/colorizing—Learn to scan, work
in multiple layers, make selections and convert black and white images
in to partial or full color. Scanner collage—Select found images and
construct one-of-a-kind collage using the scanner as a creative
resource. Colorizing line art—working with line drawing and filling
with different colors and opacities. Illustrator:
Shapes, transformation and other tools—Learn to create a variety of
vector shapes using the pen and shape tools, filters and effects. Stamp
design—Learn to create a stamp and multiply it into exact reproductions
and enlargements to make a full page of 20 stamp designs. Print ad for
Kansas City Star—Work with column construction, fixed dimensions,
typography and imagery for an original advertisment. Figure/ground
letterforms—work with positive/negative space using two letterforms to
create a logo. QuarkXPress or InDesign: Poster
design—work with type and image to create a limited color poster based
on the theme of DANCE. Corporate identity—using the logo created in
Illustrator, you will design a letterhead, business envelope and
business card for a basic corporate identity. Other projects may be
assigned during the semester depending on the progress of the class.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Attachments:Hand tinting handoutPhotoshop RetouchingHand tint/colorizeScanner collageRubric
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