Visualization Illustration – ARTS 604

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This graduate course stresses individual direction, exploration, and achievement in visualization/ illustration. The student will propose the work he/she plans to create during the semester and will develop a schedule for completion with the professor. Design projects may specialize in 2D 3D Product, architectural, environmental, data, or experimental visualization/illustration. May be taken twice.

Prerequisites 

None

Rationale

Visualization illustration is a growing field. The ability to develop illustrations that bring to life ideas or concepts that are not yet material is a skill that is sought after by product developers, scientists, the medical community, architectural firms, ad agencies and many more industries.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create original visualization illustrations using a digital image creation software (student choice) with superior production and presentation.
  2. Analyze current trends in visualization illustration.
  3. Develop a cohesive project or projects that clearly illustrate a concept or data that is not material.
  4. Critique the work of peers and participate in self critique activities.
  5. Propose a visualization/Illustration project from ideation through presentation and maintain a production schedule.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 300 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and be supported by biblical principles. You must cite the textbook and a second peer-reviewed source in current MLA format. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words and be supported by biblical principles.

Journal Entries (8)

The student must watch videos on various topics related to visualization and illustration. Each assignment must have a journal entry of at least 400 words and contain at least 1 peer-reviewed citation in current MLA format. This assignment is intended to familiarize the student with a variety of artists and practices related to the field of visualization and illustration.

Reading Summaries (8)

Each Reading Summary will cover the reading material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each submission requires a synthesis of at least 300 words that demonstrates an analysis of the course-related readings and creative processes.

Project – Titles and Summaries

As part of the course, students will create 3 projects. The student will propose the title for each project as well as a summary of the project. Each summary must be 150 words and describe in detail the work to be undertaken.

Blog Critiques (6)

Blog Critiques are environments intended to give feedback and advice related to proposed projects. Therefore, each student must submit sketches/drawings and final projects for analysis and feedback from peers. Each student will respond to 2 peers by creating a post in response to submitted ideation drawings. Each post must be at least 300 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include biblical principles.

Infographics Project

Proposal/Ideation

As part of each project, the student must propose the work by developing detailed ideation. Ideation is defined in this sense as detailed drawings/sketches which inform the final project. A minimum of 100 drawings are due.

Final Project

Projects are the finalized visual form of the sketches/drawings created in the Proposal and Ideation phase. Each project will be submitted as an image in a blog so that peers may provide critique and feedback.

Product Illustration Project

Proposal/Ideation

As part of each project, the student must propose the work by developing detailed ideation. Ideation is defined in this sense as detailed drawings/sketches which inform the final project. A minimum of 100 drawings are due.

Final Project

Projects are the finalized visual form of the sketches/drawings created in the Proposal and Ideation phase. Each project will be submitted as an image in a blog so that peers may provide critique and feedback.

Character Creation/Illustration Project

Proposal/Ideation

As part of each project, the student must propose the work by developing detailed ideation. Ideation is defined in this sense as detailed drawings/sketches which inform the final project. A minimum of 100 drawings are due.

Final Project

Projects are the finalized visual form of the sketches/drawings created in the Proposal/Ideation phase. Each project will be submitted as an image in a blog so that peers may provide critique and feedback.