Laguna College of Art + Design

Illustration Minor

BECOME A BETTER-ROUNDED ARTIST

As a Minor in Illustration at LCAD, you will become a better-rounded artist with quality portfolio pieces relevant for a variety of career opportunities.

 

Minoring in Illustration will enable you to gain an understanding of the illustrator’s studio processes and business practices. As an Illustration minor, you also will further your ability to create 2-D images effectively and will deepen your image making skills with additional instruction in the methods and techniques of gouache, pencil, acrylic, oil, and digital mediums.

Course Listing

Computer Imaging

Course ID: GD230
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD127, FD129
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This studio course in digital image making will challenge students to create thought-provoking and visually stimulating work while learning how to use the computer as a versatile tool for creation and manipulation. A range of projects will be developed while students consider the role of literal and implicit communication, aesthetics, and emotional impact. Computer applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Flash (a beginning intro).

Computer Imaging

Course ID: GD230
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD127, FD129
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This studio course in digital image making will challenge students to create thought-provoking and visually stimulating work while learning how to use the computer as a versatile tool for creation and manipulation. A range of projects will be developed while students consider the role of literal and implicit communication, aesthetics, and emotional impact. Computer applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Flash (a beginning intro).

Rendering

Course ID: IL210
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD161
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course provides an intensive study of graphic visualization for convincing representation. Students will be introduced to the use of light logis and the application of a variety of black and white and color media to produce highly refined and visually accurate drawings and painting. Emphasis is on a realistic fidelity in the representation of nature and man-made objects through the careful study of structure, surface, and lighting influences.

Rendering

Course ID: IL210
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD161
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course provides an intensive study of graphic visualization for convincing representation. Students will be introduced to the use of light logis and the application of a variety of black and white and color media to produce highly refined and visually accurate drawings and painting. Emphasis is on a realistic fidelity in the representation of nature and man-made objects through the careful study of structure, surface, and lighting influences.

Illustration 1: Color

Course ID: Il214
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD150, FD154
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course provides an overview of traditional and contemporary color illustration practices, techniques, and styles. A comprehensive and practical introduction to color theory and the use of multiple color media is also emphasized. This course is meant to be the critical bridge between rational color theory and intuitive painting. It also provides the opportunity for exploration and familiarization of painting methods and styles through a range of in-class exercises and outside assignments addressing the full spectrum of color and its relationship with commissioned art.

Illustration 1: Color

Course ID: Il214
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD150, FD154
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course provides an overview of traditional and contemporary color illustration practices, techniques, and styles. A comprehensive and practical introduction to color theory and the use of multiple color media is also emphasized. This course is meant to be the critical bridge between rational color theory and intuitive painting. It also provides the opportunity for exploration and familiarization of painting methods and styles through a range of in-class exercises and outside assignments addressing the full spectrum of color and its relationship with commissioned art.

Illustrative Painting

Course ID: IL216
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: IL214
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course is an exploration of the chemistry of color mediums and the experimentation with possible handling techniques as it relates to the finished composition. Compositional emphasis will be on using the human form from life and reference material as it relates to each assignment. Skill in the areas of reference photography and lighting as it relates to working with models will be developed. Knowledge will be gained in the areas of application, handling, surfaces, color palette development, narrative, concept, and composition.

Illustrative Painting

Course ID: IL216
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: IL214
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course is an exploration of the chemistry of color mediums and the experimentation with possible handling techniques as it relates to the finished composition. Compositional emphasis will be on using the human form from life and reference material as it relates to each assignment. Skill in the areas of reference photography and lighting as it relates to working with models will be developed. Knowledge will be gained in the areas of application, handling, surfaces, color palette development, narrative, concept, and composition.

Graphic Illustration 1

Course ID: IL315
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD160, FD162
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course focuses on the production of illustrations that promote sales, recognize commercial products, or call attention to services or institutions. The goal of this course is to prepare artists to work professionally with clients in the marketplace. Assignments include advertising illustration that may appear in commercial collaterals such as magazines, newspapers, billboards, posters, brochures, pamphlets, television, print, or on web sites. Emphasis is on the working relationship between art director and illustrator, and directly between the client and illustrator.

Graphic Illustration 1

Course ID: IL315
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD160, FD162
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course focuses on the production of illustrations that promote sales, recognize commercial products, or call attention to services or institutions. The goal of this course is to prepare artists to work professionally with clients in the marketplace. Assignments include advertising illustration that may appear in commercial collaterals such as magazines, newspapers, billboards, posters, brochures, pamphlets, television, print, or on web sites. Emphasis is on the working relationship between art director and illustrator, and directly between the client and illustrator.