Category Archives: Syllabus

Course goals and objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will… understand the role of illustration in the mass media and advertising be fluent in a range of illustration media be have an ability to analyze visual problems and devise visual solutions be able to execute an illustration which meets the parameters of the visual problem utilize basic principles … Read More

Course Description

Introductory studio in illustration media including watercolor, gouache, mixed media and digital painting. Exploration of traditional and electronic imaging interactions, image, technical and conceptual development.

Attendance and Participation

Mandatory attendance. Three absences per semester (excused or unexcused) will be permitted. Absences beyond the three will result in the lowering of the final grade one-third letter grade for each class missed. Being late for class more than twice counts as one absence for each occurrence beyond the two. Being “late” is defined as arriving … Read More

Grading Criteria

Projects will be graded upon:    Concept: The idea behind the solution    Content: What is stated in the solution    Design: Usage of design elements and principles    Production: Mastery of craft and technique    Presentation: Visual/verbal presentation of the illustration Evaluation will be on the A – F scale.A  – 100 to 90% – Excellent, superiorB  – 89 … Read More

Grading Rubric

A – Exceptional Exceeds/masters all course objectives Attends all class meetings and is always prompt Invests quality, productive time and energy in studio Sets standards for fellow designers in work and professional demeanor (team player and leader) Attentive to process Work is completed on schedule without exception Willing to revise and improve projects,techniques, and process … Read More

Students with disabilities

Truman State University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities.  Students with disabilities need to contact the Director of Disability Services and the professor as early in the semester as possible to ensure that classroom and academic accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All communication between students, the Office of Disability Services, … Read More