GRA3611 Vector Art Editing

Welcome to GRA3611 (Vector Art Editing) online. Here you will find regular postings for handouts given in-class.

Course Description:
An advanced course that continues to develop how to create, correct, and modify graphics. Students will learn advanced techniques for design, illustration and production on the computer, how to simplify path points and specify the flatness value for optimized files. Students are exposed to professional techniques and tools using software such as Adobe Illustrator and Bridge on the Macintosh operating system.

4 cl hrs, 3 cr Prerequisites Raster & Vector Graphics, AD 360, GA 508

Course Objectives

  • Design and develop an overarching multi -part design project
  • Apply critical thinking skills supported by research
  • Present a design project logically and convincingly
  • Identify and apply strategies for design in five sub disciplines: product design, packaging, corporate communications, advertising, environmental design and information graphics.
  • Create various complex vector graphics.
  • Reflect learning from engaging challenging resource material that a student will interpret appropriately and accurately in his/her own words and following ethical guidelines for intellectual property.

Teaching/Learning Method

  • Show and Tell – happenings within the field (websites, magazines, nyc)
  • Review homework – place in ‘ghitchings’ – drop box on the server
  • In-class critique of work – provide feedback
  • Lectures, lessons and software demonstrations
  • Discuss projects and assignments
  • In-class lab time to work on assignments
  • Class blog (

ADV1162 (Raster & Vector)

Welcome to ADV1162 (Raster & Vector) online. Here you will find regular postings for handouts given in-class.

Course Description:
In this course, students will learn concepts and applied theories of digital media and the two fundamental graphic forms: raster and vector digital images and will define and describe similar and contrasting factors in each kind of image. The comparison will also recommend the best practice, specification or standard for using a specific form in a specific application. The course will include basic digital imaging terminology, and techniques including size, resolution, color space and file elements, measurements and file formats. Students are introduced to digital imaging concepts through software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on the Macintosh operating system. Scanning and digital photography are integrated into lesson plans.


    • Use design as a means of communication
    • Gain a solid understanding of production steps (print vs. web)
    • Gain a solid understanding of industry tools (both conventional and digital)
    • Gain a solid understanding of the grid system: bring visual structure and balance to design
    • Develop conceptual thinking skills
    • Encourage articulate and productive presentation and discussion skills
    • Present final work professionally and within project deadlines



    Spring 2012

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