DSGN06134 2019 Digital Media for Design 4 (Vector graphics)
Students will create vector graphics through tutorials and projects using Adobe Illustrator. They will produce vector print graphic design work, on-screen vector graphical content, and design project presentation work.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Design and create vector graphic logos and business literature.
Create vector graphical icons and other design content in Adobe Illustrator.
Understand the advantages that vector images have over raster images.
Use vector images in creating original designed art in project work.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The subject will be evaluated by a combination of assignments, and projects.
Module Assessment Strategies
The student will receive instruction in a specific area in the form of a tutorial. This will be followed by shorts assignments and design projects where the student applies the knowledge gained. The semester will conclude whereby the students will present a portfolio of assignments and project work.
On failure of the module, the student will be issued with a repeat project/projects that will satisfy the module learning outcomes.
Adobe Illustrator: Introduction, Work Area, Selections & Shapes, Transforming Objects, Drawing with the pen Tools, Colour & Painting, Working with Type, Working with Layers, Blending Shapes & Colour, Working with Symbols, Brushes & options, Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles & Effects, Using 3D effects.
Graphic, Logo & Icon Design Skills: Introduction to Graphic Design, Graphic design problem-solving exercises, Logo design, Business card, and corporate literature design, Corporate Identity, Vector illustration of original artwork.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Project 1||Continuous Assessment||Project||10 %||Week 2||3|
|2||Continuous Assessment Project 2||Continuous Assessment||Project||20 %||Week 5||2|
|3||Continuous Assessment Project 3||Continuous Assessment||Project||30 %||Week 9||1|
|4||Continuous Assessment Project 4||Continuous Assessment||Project||40 %||Week 15||1,2,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Tutorial||Computer Laboratory||Illustrator & Graphic Design||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2018-12-26 Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book Adobe Press
ISBN 013526216X ISBN-13 9780135262160
"The official training workbook from Adobe."
2018-09-11 Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration (2018 Release)
ISBN 0134878388 ISBN-13 9780134878386
Adobe Illustrator CC is the most popular vector illustration application available. Print and screen designers use it to create powerful artwork composed of shapes, color, and highly styled text. Illustrator is a necessary tool for anyone considering a career in the visual design or illustration field. Learn Adobe Illustrator CC by building cool creative projects that teach you how to: Design and illustrate a promotional postcard Style text to create a logotype for a business Combine illustrations and text to create infographics Trace a photograph to use in an eye-catching concert poster Design icons and graphics for a mobile device interface This study guide uses video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in graphic design using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam in that field. A mix of 6 project-based lessons, 8 hours of practical videos, and interactive quizzes prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to: Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book
Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book Adobe Press.
Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration (2018 Release)