are about to experience the wonderful world of creativity and technology
Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 10:20 p.m.
|Phone:||From 610 area: Dial 718-1920, X4568
From 215 area: Dial 619-6460, X4568
MCCC West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464
|Books:||The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin
Freehand 9, Sandee Cohen
PageMaker Plus 6.5, Ted Alspach
Photoshop 6, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas
Here are some publisher web sites -- explore them!
|Materials:||Folders and notebook
HD or Zip disks
|Important!||Your work must be saved on HD disks after each class (available in bookstore). Projects are to be submitted in hard copy AND disk according to required format.|
|Description:||An introduction to computer graphic software
and techniques (primarily Photoshop 6) with use graphic creation and scanned
images. Computer based graphics will be explored through demonstrations,
student practice and assignments. Imagination will be challenged and creative
Assignments include practical projects such as designing a logo, business card, business stationary, greeting card, brochure, newsletter, CD cover, etc.
|Objectives:||To develop a basic understanding
of the following
Content will include:
Combining Text and Graphics
Paths and Points
Designing Multiple Page Documents Shadows and Texture
Shading, Filters, Air-brushing, Painting, etc.
|Grading:||Project Portfolio, Quizzes, Student Presentation, Originality, Use of skills, Use of time, and Attendance (three absences can reduce your grade by a point).|
|Academic Honesty:||Design often involves exploring the ideas/techniques
of other designers, artists or students. Shared ideas can be a valued point
of departure, but using someone else's work and not acknowledging the source
is wrong. Plagiarism and idea theft will have serious consequences.
Remember: All projects (printouts) must be accompanied with a list of action steps plus a floppy disk of same. Please follow format for submitting each project.