Course Abstract Details

CGR-105, Introduction to Computer Graphics

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-105, Introduction to Computer Graphics, introduces students to the concept of using the computer as a tool in the graphics industry. Students will further develop their knowledge of graphic design and will be able apply that knowledge through the use of graphic design and layout software on computers. Demonstration of advanced subjects will also be included as part of a survey of the computer graphics industry. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and MAT-097. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In general, this course will include projects, assignments, group work, critiques or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Use industry-standard design software at an introductory level. (LG 1) 

2. Use industry-standard design hardware at an introductory level. (LG 1) 

3. Create aesthetically appropriate artifacts for their design portfolio. (LG 3) 

4. Perform research on contemporary graphic design. (LG 5) 

5. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (LG 2) 

6. Communicate design concepts. (LG 4) 

7. Assess artifacts created by others. (LG 4) 

8. Apply the basics of graphic design theory. (LG 2)  

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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