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content and prerequisites vary each time the course is offered. The course may include lectures, discussions, individual projects and critiques, depending on the nature of the topic.


IDUS 790 Industrial Design M.F.A. Thesis All industrial design M.F.A. students are required to pre- pare an original thesis that researches an area of their particular interest. The thesis culminates in a written submission, in conjunction with a conclusive exhibition of research as applied to a specified product design. Prerequisite(s): IDUS 765.


Illustration Design (Graduate)


ILDE 749 Illustration Design M.A. Final Project In this capstone course, students present work as to prospective clients and employers in this forum for realization of the skills and practices applied in profes- sional contexts.


Illustration (Undergraduate)


ILLU 200 Drawing and Design for Illustrators The aim of this course is to understand how drawing can lead to strong and effective illustration. Drawing and design skills are extended by placing the emphasis on communication. Assignments, lectures and dem- onstrations explore commonly employed illustrative components such as observation, perspective, light and shadow, construction of form, composition, and the interpretation of the subject as well as the style of drawing. The use of photo reference is considered, and students will be introduced to the professional process of creating thumbnail sketches, roughs and finished sketches. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 200.


ILLU 205 Illustration Materials and Techniques I Various traditional and nontraditional skills and tech- niques are used to produce illustrations. This course applies composition and design, color and concep- tualization to a range of materials and techniques. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 200.


ILLU 213 Introduction to Illustration This course explores illustration as a means of commu- nicating ideas. Classes are designed around a series of problems and illustration experiences for which there are no pre-established solutions. Various materials and techniques are explored. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 101, ILLU 200.


ILLU 215 Illustration Materials and Techniques II In this course, students explore and practice with mixed media on created surfaces. Various media, including acrylics, oils, watercolor and gouache, are combined with other materials, such as pastel, colored pencil and charcoal. Students complete traditional and nontraditional assignments and are encour- aged to develop and explore individual techniques. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 205.


ILLU 217 Editorial Illustration I This course addresses concepts in illustration and seeks to expand students’ capability to solve visual problems with creative, individual and expressive imag- ery. Assignments provide the context for this explora- tion and challenge students to enter new territory in their search for unique and provocative ideas. Editorial illustration embraces strong conceptual approaches to picture making and is fertile ground for creativity and expression. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 205.


ILLU 221 Introduction to Scientific Illustration Scientific Illustration encompasses a broad range of subject matter and approaches. This introductory course emphasize accuracy and clarity in communica- tion, combined with aesthetic quality and sensibilities. A variety of discrete systems, from the microscopic to the global, will be visually explored and rendered in detail. Prerequisite(s): GRDS 205 or IDUS 212 or ILLU 215 or PNTG 206 or SCPT 250 or SEQA 215.


ILLU 225 Electronic Illustration I Students use Adobe Photoshop to enhance traditional work and acquire important knowledge in the digital domain. Idea development within real-world param-


eters, originality, aesthetics and technical proficiency are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100 or CMPA 110, and ILLU 205.


ILLU 226 Electronic Illustration: Freehand and Illustrator Students will learn valuable knowledge on the Macin- tosh computer relying first on traditional skills to then augment or complete using Macromedia Freehand 8. This course is designed to increase knowledge of vector-based programs, graphic style and its applica- tions to the job market. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100 or CMPA 110, ILLU 205.


ILLU 229 Survey of Illustration Students focus on illustration and its historical relation- ship to both fine arts and commercial applications. Illustration is directly linked to ever-changing social and political trends, fine art movements and technological advances in the field of publishing. Through the use of videos, slides, book references and lectures, students explore a variety of images and concepts regarding past and present illustration markets. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110.


ILLU 240 Drawing for Scientific Illustration This course introduces students to the process of careful study and analysis of natural forms, systematic record keeping of field and studio studies, and the application of these studies in the development of formal illustrations. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 200.


ILLU 245 Photography for Scientific Illustration This course will introduce students to the photographic tools available that can support and further their devel- opment as scientific illustrators. The capture and study of varieties of light on natural forms is particularly emphasized. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 221.


ILLU 250 Dynamic Visualization for Scientific Illustration This course covers the specific and highly-specialized requirements of accurately depicting 3-D form onto a 2-D surface through hands-on, step-by-step instruc- tion in the process of applied perspective theory. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 240.


ILLU 303 Advertising Practices This course explores concepts and ideas used to create advertising ranging from branding to print to televi- sion. Students are responsible for not only the finished illustration, but also the thought processes necessary to develop their solutions. Strategic thinking and execution are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 304 Advertising Illustration I This course addresses practical illustration problems encountered in creating advertising art, posters, CD covers, books, packaging and other art forms. Various materials and techniques are explored, and unique approaches to problem solving are encouraged. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 305 Children’s Book Illustration This course introduces children’s book illustration, with an emphasis on creating a professional package that may be sent to publishers. Students are introduced to the world of traditional and modern children’s book illustration through lectures, demonstrations and analy- ses of several nationally and internationally successful books. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 306 Book Illustration I This course develops students’ skills in interpreting a manuscript or story and creating a visual image. Stu- dents explore the application of various materials and techniques. Emphasis is placed on unique solutions and perspectives to expand students’ imagination and develop a personal viewpoint. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 311 The Portrait in Illustration This course addresses the portrait as a means of visual problem solving that goes beyond creating a like- ness. Students are presented a variety of illustration assignments that incorporate the use of portraiture in documentary, editorial and commissioned contexts. Working with live models, students learn the prin- ciples of creating a portrait using different media and


techniques. The course includes an overview of portrai- ture throughout art history and an exploration of the portrait in today’s illustration market. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 200, ILLU 215.


ILLU 313 Collage for Illustration Providing a uniquely tactile problem-solving process for the illustrator, this course gives students exposure to a wide variety of media and techniques. Various materials and practices are addressed including adhe- sive aesthetics and image manipulation (both manual and digital). Emphasis is placed on connecting content and concept within the collaged form to create a suc- cessful illustration. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 213.


ILLU 316 Electronic Illustration II Mastering new skills and techniques for creating digital illustrations are the focus of this advanced course. Topics include extensive information concern- ing current software specific to the digital illustration market. Emphasis is also placed on controlling and/ or modifying output of student-produced imagery. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 225.


ILLU 318 Type and Image for Illustrators The successful marriage of illustration and typography is integral to creating many forms of effective visual communication. This course is designed to give illustra- tion students a working knowledge of the relationship between illustration and typography. Students will learn the fundamentals of typography and how to uti- lize it effectively with their illustrations. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 213, ILLU 225.


ILLU 323 Advanced Rendering Techniques for Scientific Illustration Emphasizing the student’s need to analyze, interpret and distill the com- plexities observed in natural forms, this course focuses on honing rendering abilities. Students will produce illustrations of both the known and imagined, the observed and unobservable. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 250.


ILLU 324 Pastel Techniques This course explores various techniques of the soft pastel medium, including dry-on-dry and dry-on-wet. Students experiment with oil, oil pastel, watercolor and acrylic using still life, the human figure and pho- tographic reference. Students work with both large and small formats and explore pastel from a fine art and illustrative perspective. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 330 Poster Design and Illustration The poster has long been an exciting medium for expressing the creative personality of the illustrator. This course emphasizes the visual product and exam- ines the graphic vocabulary of poster communication for various venues such as theater, movies, media and corporations. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 331 The Art of Caricature The artist’s perspective in social, political and satirical commentary is examined in this studio course. The history of caricature, from Francisco Goya and Hon- oré Daumier through David Levine and Al Hirschfeld, is incorporated into lectures and assignments. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 337 Watercolor for the Illustrator This course focuses on watercolor as a medium for the illustrator. Students are challenged to develop tra- ditional and nontraditional techniques and to explore weights of paper, textures and block-out materials. Assignments are relevant for the working illustrator. Current and historical information is presented to demonstrate the impact of watercolor on the field of illustration. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.


ILLU 338 Humorous Illustration This course explores the conception and production of illustrations that use humor to communicate ideas. Students analyze humorous art produced by renowned illustrators such as Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, R.O. Blechman, Steven Guarnaccia, Ralph Steadman, Elwood Smith and Gary Baseman. Traditional and digi- tal techniques are demonstrated. Character develop- ment, design, stylization, distortion and exaggeration are practiced to develop a personal look. Students


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