GRDSN 125: Computer Drawing
Course Syllabus

Instructor: June Roys
Office: 19-218A


GRDSN 105 or permission of instructor.

Course Description:

Students learn to execute drawings using vector and raster imaging often found as illustrations in print and web design. Software programs are used to show value, color and  texture of subject matter. Use of an electronic pen tool is explored in place of the mouse to mimic traditional tools that show line quality and shading. In addition, students use a digital camera to produce photographs for compositions and learn how to show perspective through the software programs available.

Canvas Course

Assignments and calendar will be posted on CANVAS for this course; please refer to the course calendar for daily assignments and due dates.


  • Animal Illustration
  • Commencement Cover
  • Commencement Cover GIF Animation
  • Perspective Typography


  • Ai-Organic Brush Strokes
  • Ai-Creating GIF Animations



No book required


  • tracing paper pad
  • Sharpie marker

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Computer illustration with vector and raster drawing software
  • Working within a format
  • Drawing thumbnail and rough layout sketches
  • Working with a grid system
  • Scanning drawings
  • Placing computer illustrations in various softwares
  • Exploring the functions of color
  • Organizing the picture plane

Teaching / Learning Strategies:

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Exercises
  • Projects

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is equivalant to on the job training. Attendance is crucial to your progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class. The attendance policy is as follows:

3 Credit Course: More than 6 absences = 0.0
(This equates to missing 3 weeks of class time)

Two late attendances (tardies) = one absence

Make-up Policy:

Students need to complete any work missed by the next class period, or by instructor arrangement.

Grading / Evaluation Policy:

Depending on the course, the instructor will supply a point based grading system or a scoring rubric to set “a standard of performance” to communicate the expectations of quality around specific exercises or projects.

In order to receive a grade for the course, all projects / exercises must be completed and received on the server by the end of the quarter. In order to receive a passing grade, at least one project has to meet the final design due date.

Some courses are in sequence. If you receive a failing grade in a course, you may have to come back the following year to complete the SFCC Graphic Design A.A.S. degree.

Note: This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and the faculty may make appropriate changes. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.

Student Holidays for Reasons of Faith or Conscience (SSB 5173)

SCC/SFCC students are entitled to two days of excused absences per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious organization.

Students’ grades will not be adversely impacted by authorized absences under this policy, although students in courses with required community clinical and /or practicum experiences must fulfill these requirements to meet the licensure requirements of the program.

All absences under this policy must be submitted to the Chief Academic Officer in writing at least two weeks prior to the desired absence, containing a precise explanation of how the requested holiday is related to a reason of faith, conscience or an organized activity conducted by a religious organization. If deemed in alignment with the policy, the student will receive a document with date(s) of the approved absences (must be full days).

The student is solely responsible for ensuring the documentation authorizing the absence is provided to each of the instructors whose classes or assignments are affected by the absence. The instructor(s) will determine, within two days after receiving the notification, what adjustments, if any, will need to be made for the student to make up assignments or tests missed during the absence(s), and the instructor may require that the student submit the assignment or take the test before or after the regularly scheduled date. If the student fails to notify the instructor of an authorized absence under this policy, the instructor is not obligated to make accommodations.


Revised 3/28/2019

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