GRDSN 105
Drawing for Design

Fall Quarter • 3 Credits

 

This course offers students an introduction to drawing as a graphic designer. Students learn to draw basic forms for thumbnails and roughs that can be applied to other graphic design courses. Techniques and tools for drawing shape, value, plane and volume are explored through gesture, contour and other drawing styles. Composition and drawing type are an integral part of the course

Course Syllabus

Note: This is a general syllabus for this course, the actual syllabus will be listed in the Canvas course we use from quarter to quarter.

Course Information

Date and Time:
Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30 am to 10:20 am and 10:30 am  to 12:20 pm 

Building 19, RM 203, ZOOM

Prerequisites

Concurrent enrollment

None

Course Description

This course offers students an introduction to drawing as a graphic designer. Students learn to draw basic forms for thumbnails and roughs that can be applied to other graphic design courses. Techniques and tools for drawing shape, value, plane and volume are explored through gesture, contour and other drawing styles. Composition and drawing type are an integral part of the course

Purpose

This class is an opportunity to learn and practice the techniques needed to create imagery that is vital to the initial implementation of any successful visual communication. You will leave this class with a toolbox of drawing techniques that will help you to communicate with art directors, designers, clients, and pretty much anyone about your ideas, a visual shorthand that will enable you to add images to your vocabulary in any conversation about design and visual communication.

Success in this class

Drawing for Graphic Designers is a studio class. As such, we will be doing all assignments and projects during our two hour class session; there will be no homework. One of the main objectives of this class is to emulate the design environment, focusing on the importance of timing and prioritization. You don’t need to be an amazing draftsperson to be successful in this class; it’s all about communication and your willingness to put ideas out there for people to see and (if all goes well) understand†. The objective in any class session is simply to keep up, to trust yourself and your ability, and to accept that the drawings you make don’t have to perfect, just good enough. What we make in this class will not be a completed, polished work, but rather the beginning of a great idea.

Attendance

This is a studio class; it does not have homework or outside projects. Attendance is very, very important as there are no opportunities outside of this class to learn the material provided in this class. Any make-up assignments (Exercises, Free Draw Sessions, In-class Projects, or anything else) will have to be discussed and planned with your instructor. Two tardies is equal to one absence. If you have more than six absences, you will fail this class.

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based on two things; the work you do in your Drawing For Graphic Designers Workbook and the final exam given for this class. Your Workbook for this class is divided into two categories: Free Draw and Exercises. In total, the Workbook is worth 90% of your grade. Each Exercise†is worth 3.29% of your Workbook grade. Each Free Draw session is worth 1% of your Workbook grade.

There will be a final for this class, presented as an in-class project to be completed on the day of our final (December 13th). The final is worth 10% of your grade.

Other Policies:

Covid-19 Syllabus Statement

Faith and Conscience Absence Policy

Acceptance Syllabus Statement

Campus Safety Syllabus Statement

Diversity Syllabus Statement

Revised 01/22/2021

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Pam White | Instructor

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Spokane Falls Community College, Building 19

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