MACA 2180 - Concept Illustration
Credit Hours: 4.00
Prerequisites: MACA 1040 and MACA 1200
MACA 2180 combines traditional and digital media in today’s illustration market. Focusing on “telling the story” in a multimedia environment, students learn to seamlessly integrate traditional painted or drawn illustration elements with photography, type, scanned textures, and Photoshop effect elements to create a print or web‑ready image.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to carry through a professional illustration assignment, from concept to completion.
- Conceptualize visual ideas.
- Create thumbnails.
- Illustrate a rough layout.
- Produce color comps.
- Render a final product.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to utilize a number of media, both traditional and digital, to create professional illustrations.
Objectives: Students will perform using mixed media, including
- Pencil sketching.
- Monotone sketching.
- Acrylic painting.
- Recognizing RGB verses CMYK working environments regarding color handling and output.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to problem solve a visual concept and execute a project designed to satisfy a prospective client.
- Exhibit professional speech and behavior.
- Provide multiple solutions.
- Produce a finished product within designated timelines.
- In delivering criticism of other’s work, be considerate and focus the discussion on items over which the person has control. Respond non-defensively to criticism of one’s own work received from others.
- Work cooperatively in a group.
- Revise preliminary drawing concepts based upon client feedback.
- Successfully prepare artwork for print or web and create a printed presentation for the class.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Project #1 Problem Solve
- Project #1 Design
- Project #1 Client changes
- Project #1 Execute
- Project #2 Problem Solve
- Project #2 Design
- Project #2 Client changes
- Project #2 Execute
- Project #3 Problem Solve
- Project #3 Design
- Project #3 Client changes
- Project #3 Execute
- Project #4 Problem Solve
- Project #4 Design
- Project #4 Client changes
- Project #4 Execute
Busch, Matthew S
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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