Classes

Credits

3D Layout

3

Students will learn how to create a sequence in CG animation, focusing on composition and cinematography, blocking, editing, and pacing. The skills covered in this course are not only at the heart of filmmaking in CG, but also used in Visual FX and live action pre-visualization.

Course number: ILL-309
Prerequisite: Take ILL-210, Intro to Maya and 3D Animation AND ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

3D Motion Graphics

3

Course number: GMOT-202
Prerequisite: GMOT-152 Motion Design 1 or GPK 211 Motion Design 1

3D Motion Graphics

3

Course number: ILL-214
Prerequisite: ILL-211 Motion Design 1

4th Term Portfolio Review

0

The 4th Term Review is a a personal interview with the chair and/or key faculty or track advisor, at which time the portfolio is used as a basis for an evaluation that addresses 1) the ability to demonstrate an evolving comprehension of the departmental program learning outcomes as relevant to their current position within the curriculum 2) a clear discussion of student's immediate and long term career goals after graduation, 3) specific course recommendations by chair/faculty/track leaders for the remaining terms in support those goals, and 4) any specific questions and/or concerns the student might have pertinent to their education.

Course number: ILL-275
Prerequisite: n/a

5th Term Portfolio Review

0

The 5th Term Review is a required review of the student's cumulative integration and synthesis of learning as demonstrated through a portfolio presentation within the format of a personal interview. The 5th term placement allows both the student and the department representatives to assess the integration of fundamental analogue and critical skills and competencies at a pivotal juncture in the individual's academic process. This in-depth review acts as a gateway within the student's academic career, facilitating communication, feedback, support, and specific guidance and recommendations as the student moves into the crucial portfolio building and career alignment phase of the upper terms. The student portfolio is evaluated as to the ability to demonstrate an evolving comprehension of the department Program Learning Outcomes as relevant to their current position within the curriculum, and as an opportunity to address individual student concerns. The review is conducted as a personal interview with the chair and/or key faculty or track advisor, and uses the portfolio as the basis for an evaluation that addresses 1) the ability to demonstrate an evolving comprehension of the departmental program learning outcomes as relevant to their current position within the curriculum (see Review rubric), 2) a clear discussion of student's immediate and long term career goals after graduation, 3) specific course recommendations by chair/faculty/track leaders for the remaining terms in support those goals, and 4) any specific questions and/or concerns the student might have pertinent to their education.

Course number: ILL-300
Prerequisite: n/a

A la Mode: Contemp Drawing

3

A La Mode is a course designed to expose students to the ways drawing can amplify their ideas. It is a crash course in contemporary applications for drawing. Students will be exposed to current artists who employ drawing at various stages of their process. Students will gain drawing mileage, but more importantly use drawing to communicate a concept. The projects will challenge students to take their drawings beyond the page using motion, sculpture, collaboration, and outsourcing. Students will be encouraged to explore digital, social media, and physical resources as tools to inspire and create unique artworks. 3 Units

Course number: ILL-313
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting

Action Analysis

3

This class provides intensive study of human gesture and performance. The ability to make quick sketches that communicate the story, action, and performance with great clarity is essential for storyboard artists, animators, and character designers. This course emphasizes drawing, and covers observation and explanation of weight, movement, and clarity of the action pose.

Course number: ILL-307
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Adv Ent Project Studio

3

Write, develop, create, and finish a self-directed, entertainment-based project. Graphic novels, sock puppets, CG, and everything or anything in-between. An advanced workshop that offers the structure, support, and rigor it takes to complete an ambitious making/writing project. Working in concert with the research/writing component of the TDS, students will develop and execute a self designed, 14 week "entertainment" based project. Project parameters, approach and medium will be determined individually by each student with input from instructors, and class critique.

Course number: TDS-402
Prerequisite: Take HNAR-402 ILL-253 Image & Idea

Adv Surface Dsgn Digital Print

3

New technologies have allowed the illustrator to evolve their work onto the tactile printed surface. The opportunity digital printing presents is enormous, and it is incumbent upon the illustrator to learn the mathematics and design of patterns as well as the programs needed to execute them. In this course, students will experiment with the principles and complexities of pattern, developing knowledge of the correct ratios and proportions necessary for the successful application of a completed surface design. Students will also gain the skills necessary to produce client-ready files for production. Throughout the course, the inspiring study of the globally influential visual vocabulary of California Modernism will inform students' design portfolio.

Course number: ILL-450
Prerequisite: Take ILL-253, Image and Idea Take ILL-285, Pattern & Style Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review Take ILL-335 Intro to Textile/Surface Design

Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

3

Course number: ILL-314
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

3

Course number: GMOT-302
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-252, Motion Design 2

Advanced Cinematic Motion

3

Digital Motion Compositing is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculties will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view.

Course number: GMOT-351
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-252, Motion Design 2

Advanced Cinematic Motion

3

Advanced Cinematic Motion is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculty will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view.

Course number: ILL-414
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review -AND- ILL-368, Sequential Design 2

Advanced Cinematic Motion

3

Digital Motion Compositing is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculties will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view. -Production Level: 1 for in-class assignments only.

Course number: FILM-432
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop and FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3 or SBC-620/FILM-620, Short Film Production

Advanced Illustration Studio

3

This class is intended for upper term students and will focus on generating strong imagery while simulating the conditions of real-world illustration assignments. A main theme is for students to explore the common ground between assignment parameters and their personal artistic goals and sensibilities. A diversity of approach is welcome in this class, including illustrative, fine-art, photographic, or sculptural. Students will be challenged with a variety of projects designed to highlight specific concepts of visual communication. Students may choose to take this class with a view to create finished portfolio pieces from established methods, or they may take a more experimental approach with a view to explore alternative methods with more unpredictable outcomes.

Course number: ILL-319
Prerequisite: Take ILL-260, Illustration Design Take ILL-261, Illustration Design Lab Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Advanced Matte Painting

3

Picking up where Intro to Matte Painting leaves off, this class will prepare students to work in a real production environment for feature films, commercials, and episodics. Along with gaining additional practice in the art of matte painting-including photomatching and transformation of images-students will learn production-based workflow and layer management techniques to create perfectly organized, professional quality matte painting output. Class will work with Maya and include an intro to Nuke for animation. 3 Units

Course number: ILL-384
Prerequisite: Take ILL-370 Intro to Matte Painting

Advanced Motion Studio

3

Advanced Motion Studio 8 focuses on advanced levels of creative strategy utilizing all languages in design and motion. A more unique way of narrative storytelling for brand/identity development will be introduced in this stage of learning. Full languages of concept/storytelling/design/motion choreography/post-production will be implemented.

Course number: ILL-473
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Advanced Motion Studio 8

3

Course number: GMOT-452
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-252, Motion Design 2 -AND- GMOT-253, Sequential Design 2

Advanced Portraiture

3

The enduring need and success of the portrait lies in it146s ability to remain truthful and modern. This class digs in and works in contemporary ways, using photography, and video projection, with occasional live models as its source material. Emphasis will be placed on composition, cropping and innovation. Be prepared to work hard, master varying techniques, be expressive and lose your preconceptions of what a portrait should be! Expect in class demos, guest painters and a challenging project schedule. Pre-req: Portaiture or Color Theory

Course number: ILL-216
Prerequisite: Take ILL-171, Portraiture -AND- ILL-261, Illustration Design Lab -AND- ILL-275, 4th Term Review -OR- Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Advanced Sketching for Illustr

3

This advanced course focuses on improving the student's ability to paint illustratively, express mood, and place objects in an environment.

Course number: ILL-306
Prerequisite: Take ILL-207, Sketching for Illustration Take ILL-261, Illustration Design Lab Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Advisement Workshop

0

Advisement Workshop is designed to help Illustration students determine what classes they should be taking the following term, assist students in selecting works to present for scholarship reviews, to discuss the outcomes of scholarship awards, and generally to give advice about career development. The instructor running the workshop will not only meet directly with students but also help to coordinate other Illustration instructors to do advisement as well.

Course number: ILL-007
Prerequisite: n/a

All You Can Eat-Food Invst/Ins

3

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: TASTE, LOOK, FEEL Primary Subject: A researched visual and literary investigation into the importance, delight and sensory value of food in our culture and throughout history. Create a new visual vocabulary based on direct experience of investigatory work by master chefs, artists, writers, and food photographers and stylists. Working and documenting via drawing and photography from direct observation and discussion in a collaborative space this class will unify the gastronomic with food play a la Lady Gaga or RATATOUILLE. Areas of study to include: Food writing, Food in Art and Photography, Food in Film, Food as Fashion, Food preparation and techniques, Individual approaches to cooking via several chefs, and food styling and photography.

Course number: TDS-352
Prerequisite: n/a

Analytical Figure Drawing

3

This class provides intensive study of human anatomy. Principles of foreshortening, development of visual memory, observation of gesture, visual viewpoint, and sequential figures in motion are addressed. Course material provides an overview of mainstream figural concepts in contemporary art, illustration, entertainment design and animation.

Course number: ILL-204
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting

Animal Magic

2

Children's book? Editorial? Entertainment? This class is a must for all Illustrators: Learn to draw animals from life. Learn to draw animals in motion and in a natural habitat. Perfect the principles of dynamic drawing working from a menagerie of live animals, right here on the Art Center campus. Test your skills of observation, and your ability to be a silent and respectful observer while improving your drawing skills and your imagination in this unique class. Pre-requisite: Composition and Drawing

Course number: ILL-288
Prerequisite: Take FND/ILL-208 Composition & Drawing

Application Studio

3

The illustrator as problem solver is a paramount requirement for success in the working environment. This class readies you to present your work in an industry specific manner. This class will assess your image creation and direction to date, commission new work and develop concepts utilizing your strengths by taking the finish through to final application in a professional manner for presentation in your 8th term PDL portfolio. Application Studio is designed for 8th term students who are enrolled in Portfolio Design lab concurrently.

Course number: ILL-454
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review Take ILL-453

Art Direction for Surface Des

3

Beyond Trend awareness there is analysis of pop culture which will serve to help you create and understand how new ideas are formed. In order to constantly innovate at brand level you need to develop and establish a mechanism for working with your own vision and articulating that alongside a historical understanding of culture, global influencers and the importance of observation. In addition you will learn to assemble a group of powerful images that tell your story with style and emotional impact.

Course number: ILL-441
Prerequisite: n/a

Background Painting Basics

3

The class shortens learning time by directly addressing painting issues overlooked by students and by addressing them using Photoshop techniques.

Course number: ILL-205
Prerequisite: INT-100, Digital Design 1

Background Ptg/Animated Films

3

In this class, students create story-driven images charged with emotional subtext, while focusing on art direction issues such as style, creating a tone or mood, portraying specific times of day or lighting situations. Through a linear process of thumbnailing, laying out, creating value study, color key and finish, students learn a reliable method for producing consistent results. All academic principles are visited and reinforced: composition, perspective, light logic, and color theory. Additional course material includes staging, atmospheric perspective, and painting technique. Emphasis is on storytelling.

Course number: ILL-415
Prerequisite: Take ILL-106, Perspective Take ILL-241, Sketching for Entertainment Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Bag-It! With Paul Frank

3

In this workshop led by Paul Frank, students will explore concept design and execution of a bag and ottoman collection based on a given theme. Topics covered: working from a concept, researching trends and influences, bag construction methods, fabric exploration and materials innovation, visual product storytelling, and collection development. Projects will include creation of a resource book, patternmaking, and developing an understanding of sewing techniques. For the final project, a completed bag and ottoman design, with one prototype of each, is required. Students interested in Illustration, graphic icons, accessories, apparel, and fashion design are welcome. Access to Sewing Lab equipment with assistance from instructor.

Course number: PRD-474
Prerequisite: n/a

Bag-It! With Paul Frank

3

In this workshop led by Paul Frank, students will explore concept design and execution of a bag and ottoman collection based on a given theme. Topics covered: working from a concept, researching trends and influences, bag construction methods, fabric exploration and materials innovation, visual product storytelling, and collection development. Projects will include creation of a resource book, patternmaking, and developing an understanding of sewing techniques. For the final project, a completed bag and ottoman design, with one prototype of each, is required. Students interested in Illustration, graphic icons, accessories, apparel, and fashion design are welcome. Access to Sewing Lab equipment with assistance from instructor.

Course number: ILL-474
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Berlin Coll. 2-Cultrl Immersn

3

The aim of this class is to provide a better and deeper understanding of the German culture, the history of the country, and the mentality of its people. The testlab being based in the capital of Germany, a strong emphasis will be put on the very unique situation and position of Berlin in the past, in the present, and in the future. In order to take full advantage of the fact that we are "vor Ort," all lectures will be accompanied by extensive field trips. Thus, we will not only visit different museums, exhibitions or architectural landmarks but-as important-will experience the city, different urban lifestyles, and "practice" MOBILITY. Traveling, being outside the studio is part of the course. The class shall be as closely linked to the studio classes as possible in order to further help generating a solid research foundation for the final designs of MOBILITIES 2030.

Course number: SAP-873
Prerequisite: n/a

Berlin Coll. 2-Gndr in Ger Cn

3

The seminar offers an introduction to German Cinema while approaching the films and historical issues from the perspective of feminist film theory. Students will develop the analytical tools for detangling the complex visual structures of gender (within but also beyond the films discussed in class). Together, we will examine the particular role of female figures in German cinema by considering the Lola figure. The course includes the discussion of the work of female directors such as Helke Sander or Doris Dorrie, and actresses such as Marlene Dietrich or Nina Hoss. It also introduces students to the theories of important German feminist film critics. During a session on pornography, it will be possible to schedule an excursion to the Berlin-based Porn Film Festival at the end of October, where the class would be able to listen to a lecture and discuss some pornographic films with their international directors. The course encourages students to take pleasure not only in seeing and discussing but also in writing about films (from a reader-oriented as well as critical position). Together we will develop a critical vocabulary in order to describe how gender structures are reflected through film.

Course number: SAP-874
Prerequisite: n/a

Berlin Coll. 2-Media Exlprtn

3

The Berlin Collective 2 will be a one-of-a-kind, eight to twelve-week cultural immersion in Berlin, giving students a unique opportunity to share a collective studio experience in a major European city. It is intended to challenge the individual's ability for keen observation, comprehensive research, articulation of ideas, presentation skills and collaborative abilities, and expand cultural sensitivity and awareness. Each individual will explore Berlin through the lens of his or her own selected topic, fostering their ability to draw connections between new cultural experiences and ideas, and finding resonance within their own developing work. Accompanied by a curated blog presence, travel documentation and an exhibition at ACCD.

Course number: SAP-872
Prerequisite: n/a

Berlin Coll. 2-Studio Vst&Res

3

The Berlin Collective 2 will be a one-of-a-kind, eight to twelve-week cultural immersion in Berlin, giving students a unique opportunity to share a collective studio experience in a major European city. It is intended to challenge the individual's ability for keen observation, comprehensive research, articulation of ideas, presentation skills and collaborative abilities, and expand cultural sensitivity and awareness. Each individual will explore Berlin through the lens of his or her own selected topic, fostering their ability to draw connections between new cultural experiences and ideas, and finding resonance within their own developing work. Accompanied by a curated blog presence, travel documentation and an exhibition at ACCD.

Course number: SAP-871
Prerequisite: n/a

Character Design 1

3

In this class students will learn all aspects of character design for feature animation, consumer products, and related industries. Detailed specifics concerning proportion, turnarounds, key poses, color usage, and layout will be taught to industry standard. All foundational drawing classes must be completed before advancing to this class.

Course number: ILL-310
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275,4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Character Design 2

3

Character Design 2 is fast moving, wide ranging, and challenging, with an emphasis on problem solving. Solid construction techniques, visualization skills, manipulating proportion and style for effect, designing for both 2D and 3D will be stressed. We will utilize a variety of historical and contemporary resources in developing unique and imaginative characters for specific applications in animation, advertising and toy design.

Course number: ILL-367
Prerequisite: Take ILL-310, Character Design 1 Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review;

Character Jam & Monster Mashup

3

The design principles we will utilize in CJ&MM will have applications in animated films, illustration, games, toy design, comics, live action visual effects films, storyboarding, and commercials. CJ&MM is a fast paced, quick turn around, idea based, pencil / ink on paper concept class. It mimics the industry working process and your ideas will be assessed as if you were working with the client directly. We will concentrate on concept and execution utilizing a wide variety of source materials and applications. Context will be provided through historical, cultural, and genre awareness, from comic books through ancient Egypt. Highest priority will be given to structural validity and three dimensional thinking. If you think you might want a career in visual development for animated films, illustration, games, toy design, or live action films we will focus on the skill set that you need for these disciplines.

Course number: ILL-257
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Reveiw OR Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Children's Book Illustration

3

This class is designed to inform illustrators about the design, formatting and marketing of children's books, as well as the application of their individual talents to picture book illustration.

Course number: ILL-357
Prerequisite: Take ILL-207, Sketching for Illustration Take ILL-253, Image and Idea Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Color Collections for Surf Des

3

Learn to build directional and cohesive color palettes to underscore your designs and deliver more seasonal options for the marketplace. Color, like your style is part of your brand and this class will help you identify your direction for personal collections and enable you to professionally identify color trends and direction when doing commercial projects allowing for adaptation between the two. Historically, our geographic placement and design legacy in California is a lead style influencer globally. Deconstructing and building off this brilliant American west coast design heritage will be the starting point for this class.

Course number: ILL-262
Prerequisite: n/a

Color Trend for Surface Design

3

This course teaches applied color use for surface design (home decor, textile/printed fabric, soft goods/wearables). Projects will teach collection building for the seasonal consumer marketplace, how to work with trend/color forecasting, and sophistication in use of historical design as reference material. Students will learn production techniques for specifying color collections for manufacturing, industrial production guidelines for color control output and colorway file preparation, and how to present their projects to industry standard. Designing color palettes to a given theme, color "storytelling," effective methods of combining digital and analog processes, and color usage as relates to object and environmental application will also be covered.

Course number: ILL-340
Prerequisite: n/a

Comm Des 2: Info & Context

3

Course description and learning outcome: Messaging in different contexts. Design as: research/conception/form-giving/production. Research as catalyst for design ideas. Designing from a place of understanding (content, audience, context). Use of 2 contexts (ie.screen/print) /or audiences (ie. young/old)/ or formats (ie. poster/card). Use of modular division of space, simple grids. Use of color. Analysis of audience reaction and communication success or failure. Project types: 3 or 4 projects to give a variety of content types. One project with greater text component. Continuing emphasis on need for multiple ideas before designing.

Course number: ILL-152
Prerequisite: Take ILL-103, Communication Design 1: Primer OR GPRT-102, Communication Design 1: Primer OR ILL-275, 4th Term Portfolio Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Portfolio Review

Comm Des 3: Narrative & Scale

3

Course description and learning outcome: Introduces narrative sequence through temporal or spatial means. Messaging in 3 moves or more (images, screens, pages, sentences) or in 3 dimensions. Media agnostic (students may choose an appropriate medium/method). Builds on CD1+2 but adds serial/multiple communication. Deals with series/stories/sequences/choices/transitions. Project types: Messaging in sequence. Multiple pages or screens. Image or language sequences. Storyboards. Interaction or navigation choices. More complex grids. Multi-page documents. Motion.

Course number: ILL-212
Prerequisite: Take ILL-103, Communication Design 1: Primer OR GPRT-102, Communication Design 1: Primer

Comm Des 4: Identity Systems

3

Course description and learning outcome: Developing a graphic voice for client or message. Consistency of voice through different media/contexts. Importance of design as editing (research, content forms) and designer as author of content. May involve branding. More complex problems than CD 1, 2, 3. Media agnostic. Opens up to communicating solutions in print, packaging, motion, interactive, environmental, 3D. Project types: Longer more in depth projects, 1 or 2 per term. Possibility of student-generated projects aligned to their individual interests or in collaboration with work in another class. Maybe all students work on a different project. ie. A theme is given but they must develop/generate content themselves.

Course number: ILL-264
Prerequisite: Take ILL-152, Communication Design 2: Information & Context OR ILL-212, Communication Design 3: Narrative & Scale AND Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review OR ILL-275, 4th Term Review

Communication Design 1: Primer

3

Course description and learning outcome: Fundamentals of messaging. Client/designer/audience. Concept and form. Image. Word. Symbol. Word and image exercises. Hierarchy levels. Generating powerful ideas. Public communication. Single message focus. Communication boot camp. Project types: Numerous exercises. Simple strong messages. Not about refinement, more about producing many concepts and solutions. Single surface communication. All b/w. Use of student photography. Scale changes: from posters to icons.

Course number: ILL-103
Prerequisite: ILL-275, 4th Term Portfolio Review OR Take ILL-300, 5th Term Portfolio Review

Composition & Drawing

3

This course provides an introduction to figure drawing and composition for beginning students in all majors who want to develop sound drawing and observational skills. Anatomical observation focusing on an understanding of skeletal structure and musculature, as well as mechanical function and forshortening is highly stressed, and composition and lighting are highlighted during class discussions and demonstrations. Attention is given to the role of drawing in conceptual development (rough, comp, finish), and art history is used to contextualize in-class assignments. Non-Illustration students need approval from the Illustration Department before registering for the class.

Course number: ILL-208
Prerequisite: n/a

Composition & Painting

3

This class explores the development of figural compositions expressing conceptual themes, the proportion and structure of the human figure, and light and its application to the human form.

Course number: ILL-153
Prerequisite: Take FND/ILL-208 Composition and Drawing

Composition Painting and Film

3

This class will focus on three aspects of visual clarity and expression for artists who create images both moving and still. Beyond standardized compositional conventions, this class will stress critical visual assessment skills, image clarity, and image message. 3 Units

Course number: ILL-322
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review;

Contemporary Figurative

3

This course provides a comprehensive overview of figurative painting; students develop both painting skills and individual points of view. Students will paint in class, in addition to field trips to Los Angeles galleries and artists studios.

Course number: ILL-201
Prerequisite: Take Comp and Painting

Contemporary Ptg Practices

3

Students will be asked to consider the multitude of themes, aesthetics, and theories most relevant to Contemporary Painting within todays Art World. Art History will be examined in relation to how it is referenced in work as well as how cultural shifts have required it's re-evaluation. Painting assignments will emphasize the options afforded by Modernism and Post-Modernist developments.

Course number: ILL-221
Prerequisite: Take ART-111, Painting 1 OR ILL-153, Composition and Painting

Craft Technique Surface Design

3

In this class you will learn to understand the advantages of digital printing through hands on experience working with the preceding technologies. Traditional methods of printing textiles use a template as a method of transferring a design onto a substrate. Techniques taught will include shibori, batik, relief block printing, brush repeats, photograms, and stenciling. In surface design it is also vitally important to develop and explore ideas thoroughly before starting work on the computer. The starting point for a design can come from many sources, from a personal idea or a commercial brief, and in either case thorough research is essential. In this class you will learn how to assemble and present your research ideas to industry standard while keeping the context of your design theme relevant to contemporary trends. There will be a substantial materials list for this class which you will be responsible for purchasing.

Course number: ILL-248
Prerequisite: n/a

Creative Perspective

3

Students will take this advanced class to develop an understanding of the use of this drawing technique for the creation of realistic environments and backgrounds. Strong focus on rigorous drawing assignments

Course number: ILL-256
Prerequisite: Take ILL-106, Perspective Take ILL-102, Viscom Fundamentals

Culture/Craft-Seika Kyoto Unv

3

In this course a select group of students will experience Japanese culture and craft through a trip to Kyoto, a city as rich in it's history and tradition as it is forward thinking. Here students will participate in a series of hands-on workshops, lectures, and outings in cooperation with Seika University. Upon returning to ArtCenter, the students will use their newfound knowledge and insight to reexamine Southern Californian design. As a hybrid of Surface and Product Design, students will develop both a design pattern and home good product, with the unique opportunity to develop pattern and product side by side. They will also learn the history and tradition of textile design, and product development techniques with an eye towards cultural sensitivity and expression.

Course number: TDS-803
Prerequisite: n/a

DM: Even More Uncool

3

Kids - even children of 6 or 7 - are exposed to romanticized and glamorized references to guns on TV, in movies, in video games, and in music. They grow up thinking that guns are fun and normal and great to play with: they grow up thinking guns are cool. In this studio, Art Center students will devise materials to provide a counterpoint to the drumbeat of glamorized gun culture. After briefing by experts on the developmental psychology of elementary-school-aged children, students will be challenged to create games, videos, posters, coloring books, and other age-appropriate materials, all designed to raise understanding and awareness of the dangers of guns.

Course number: TDS-333
Prerequisite: n/a

Data Visualization 1

3

Today's data driven culture requires smart and effective visual solutions for the purposes of explaining often complex ideas and statistics. In this class students will study and explore a variety of tools, methods, and strategies for visually representing data. Student projects will demonstrate how to translate and communicate information into stunning visuals in an engaging, empathetic, and visually striking manner, utilizing principles of drawing, design, color, form, and imagination. An understanding of the principles of visual psychology and cognitive science along with graphic design will be included. Through this process your individual artistic voice will be developed into a unique and powerful communication tool that can be applied to project solutions in the DesignMatters concentration and beyond.

Course number: ILL-268
Prerequisite: Take Digital Design Assessment Test

Data Visualization 2

3

In this course, students will further study and explore the field of data visualization, introducing motion and interactivity. Intermediate to advanced tools will be introduced including interactive dashboards (Tableau), interactive data visualizations (JavaScript like D3.js and/or R), and animated data visualizations (After Effects and Keynote). In addition to research and primary data collection, students will learn how to mash up data sets that uncover hidden insights, natural patterns, and reveal opportunities for complex problem-solving using data driven illustration techniques.

Course number: ILL-328
Prerequisite: Take ILL-268, Data Visualization 1

Digital Illustration

3

Course number: ILL-258
Prerequisite: Take Digital Design 1 or Digital Design 2

Digital Landscape

3

Please see Department Chair

Course number: ILL-359
Prerequisite: Take INT-100, Digital Design 1 -OR- DD Assessment Exam -AND- ILL-106, Perspective -AND- ILL-153, Composition and Drawing

Digital Life

3

This new class teaches and refines the art of digital painting in an in class studio environment working from a live model or still life. Various techniques and a wide range of approaches will be demonstrated. Students will learn how this real life practice strengthens their digital painting ability even when they are working without reference. As a contrast homework projects will challenge the imagination and test the advancement of your skills.

Course number: ILL-277
Prerequisite: INT-100 Digital Design 1 and ILL-208 Composition & Drawing

Digital Ptg for Animation Prod

3

No career is complete without a thorough knowledge of Photoshop. This advanced course will explore techniques in digital painting as used in the entertainment industry. The course will encompass all aspects of the tool crib, the layers menu, filters, animation, typography, selecting process, cut and paste, 3D, and preferences. It will cover practical applications such as digital matte painting for both live action and animation, as well as digital drawing for layout and character design. Photoshop.

Course number: ILL-348
Prerequisite: Take INT-100, Digital Design 1 or DD Assessment Test

Digital Tools for Animation

3

This class is for mid to upper term entertainment students seeking familiarity with the newest digital tools currently in use in feature animation. Taught by a successful industry artist and published author, this class will focus on a project based emphasis tailored to individual student work and will be run workshop style via a 'hands on' method of learning the tools so they are applicable to individual student approaches and styles. Knowledge of these programs is an essential for the student looking to customize their work in order to maximize on industry opportunities upon graduation.

Course number: ILL-350
Prerequisite: Take ILL-258, Digital Illustration Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Drawing Concepts 1

3

In this required first term drawing class students employ a variety of drawing materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash, and various papers to investigate the difference between representation and expression.

Course number: ILL-113
Prerequisite: Take ILL-208 Composition and Drawing

Drawing Concepts 2

3

This course encourages students to expand their drawing sensibilities into areas of abstraction and expressive drawing. Development of personal, introspective image making is emphasized, as well as exploration of various media in experimental applications.

Course number: ILL-380
Prerequisite: Take ILL-113, Drawing Concepts 1 Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Drawing Projects

3

This lower term class will focus in depth on combining concept with drawing skills. Focus will be on investigation and imagination and breaking the student out of familiar territory in areas of technique and approach. Assignments will be project based and exploratory with each student encouraged to develop an individualistic approach which advances their drawing repertoire while communicating ideas for future illustration assignment work.

Course number: ILL-220
Prerequisite: Must have completed ILL-153 & ILL-208

Drawing for Illustration

3

Life drawing from the nude and clothed model makes up most of the in-class drawing exercises. Students work in pen and ink and explore other media including sculptural materials for individual expression. Twentieth-century art is presented as a means of understanding the range of possibilities of formal and conceptual relationships. The final project will reflect the interest of each student and help focus on artistic directions they may take in later terms. Personal expression is encouraged and students begin the process of finding their own artistic voice.

Course number: ILL-305
Prerequisite: Take ILL-113 Drawing Concepts 1 Take ILL-208 Composition and Drawing

Dreams, Myths & Artistic Prac

3

How do we get ideas? Where do they come from? Are they just luck or can we find a path that leads us reliably towards them? It is "the deep imagination" that is the source of inexhaustible inspiration. As artists we need to understand what it is and how to establish a relationship with it.This transdisciplinary class aims to further that life long journey to inspiration and personal growth as an artist. Combining the insights of modern psychology and creative techniques, this course proposes to deepen our understanding of the expressive dimension of image making. By exploring our dreams, fantasies, and other products of our imagination we will reveal the relevance of the world's mythologies to our personal lives and work, and how as artists we impact the community. A team of faculty members from different disciplines: illustration, psychology, literature, and theater, along with guest faculty, will lead the explorations.

Course number: TDS-358
Prerequisite: n/a

Dynamic Sketching for Illustra

3

Professional entertainment designers use all types of visual language to create. The goal of this class is to develop the students' ability to visually communicate, conceptualize, and express their creative ideas dynamically via stories and experiences. This gives designers and illustrators a tool to create new ideas and solve intensive problems through the drawing process. These are fundamental skills for designers working in the entertainment industry today.

Course number: ILL-355
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153 Composition & Painting Take ILL-208 Composition & Drawing

Entertainment Art Senior Proje

3

Students will spend 14 weeks developing a body of work in an area of specialization ? i.e. storyboarding, character, environment or matte painting for presentation.

Course number: ILL-460
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300 5th Term Review;

Entertainment Arts Proj Studio

3

The Entertainment Arts Project Studio provides students the opportunity to develop a personal project with an emphasis on advancing skills required for creating work for their graduation portfolio. These projects may address "gaps" in a student's portfolio, or may be used as an opportunity to focus in depth on areas of strong personal interest. Students will spend 14 weeks developing a body of work in an area of specialization i.e. storyboarding, character design, environment, visual development, etc. for presentation. Enrollment by application only. Must submit a completed Independent Study form to department by Friday, Week 13.

Course number: ILL-399
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Portfolio Review

Exp Collection Surface Design

3

This class will investigate new methods and strategies for innovative collection development. Todd Oldham will lead the class with faculty Patrick Hruby. Projects will be team-based and involve experimentation and investigative studies which will teach new methodologies of idea and collection generation. Students will work in all manner of media, including digital, and projects will be realized using the Epson sublimation printing machine on various substrates. Pre Reqs: Advanced Photoshop and Illustrator, Illustration for License, Intro to Surface Design, Advanced Surface Design for Digital Print. Admission to class by portfolio review only. Details to be announced. 3 Units

Course number: ILL-418
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review;

Fashion Career Visits

3

Los Angeles is home to an exciting diversity of designers and new fashion companies. Students will visit designers and engage with them firsthand, in order to understand how current issues like sustainability and social responsibility are being tackled by the newest crop of LA entrepreneurs. Through a series of guided field trips and personal introductions, students will: Define the companies' philosophy; understand the client base; define aesthetic and conceptual bases for each company; and develop a complete understanding of the companies' manufacturing practices. Project work will be part of the final. The working list of LA visits includes Dosa, Oona Erlich, Spenser Nikosey, and Apolis.

Course number: ILL-337
Prerequisite: Take ILL-253, Image and Idea Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Fashion Drawing 1

3

Drawing is the principal tool for fashion and surface design. It is skill that can be learned, and once acquired allows for instant recording and ease of communication of fashion and surface design concepts. Fashion garments take their form from the figure beneath-the figure provides the framework underpinning the architecture of the garments above-so critical to good fashion drawing is the ability to draw the figure-the 'fashion figure'-accurately and elegantly. This class will cover the skills involved in drawing fashion from the all-important correct drafting of the underlying 'fashion figure' to the depiction of the fully-clothed croquis displaying skilled rendition of a wide range of different garments and fabrics. Besides learning the techniques for drawing fashion, students will learn about the construction of garments, the terminology used in fashion design and construction and how to style the fashion figure for different markets. Classes will include the use of fashion models and industry speakers; garments and fabric samples will be available for demonstration.

Course number: ILL-219
Prerequisite: ILL-208 Composition & Drawing

Google Doodle

3

In this course, students will design a Google Doodle, or interrelated series of Google Doodles. Please note that members of the Google Doodle team will be visiting the studio over the course of the semester, briefing students on the real-world process of developing Doodles, and serving as guest critics along the way. In all cases, students will be asked to challenge the current limits of the Google Doodle, re-imagining and expanding the role that the Doodles could play in the world. For example: could Google Doodles encourage positive behavioral changes? promote products or services? organize political action? be customized by the user? be offered as a subscription? or something else? What might Google Doodles be like in the future? Students will have the opportunity to consider the whole Google Doodle engagement, from beginning to end-not merely the appearance of the logo, but the related animation (if any), whatever the Doodle links to (a game? entertainment? information?), and the call to action (if any). Open to upper term (5th term or higher) students in Illustration, Interaction Design, Entertainment Design, Graphic Design, and Advertising

Course number: ILL-392
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Gouache Techniques

3

Heavier, and more opaque than watercolor, with great color saturation and ease of coverage, Gouache is one of the most versatile mediums for any Illustrator to master. Traditionally used for both quick ideation and finished pieces, Gouache has been used by top illustrators working in all subject matter ranging from children's books to entertainment artwork for decades. It's durability, ease of handling at any scale and vibrancy on the page are qualities this medium guarantees. Learn a variety of techniques for working beautifully and effectively from nature or in more controlled circumstances where high quality and a refinement of detail are required.

Course number: ILL-209
Prerequisite: Take ILL-207, Sketching For Illustration Take ILL-253, Image and Idea Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review or Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Graphic Design for Ent Arts

3

Paul Roger's graphic work for "The Incredibles" gave the movie part of its distinctive and highly influential style. Learn how to design and draw on graphic influences and understand how to employ themes from the historic and modern world of signage, logos and design history to your feature animation projects.

Course number: ILL-339
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Head & Hands

3

Students in this class will study the basic structure and proportion of the head; direct observation as well as the effects of light and shade are emphasized.

Course number: ILL-167
Prerequisite: n/a

Head to Toe BERLIN Culture

3

This course will explore the design, fashion and textile industry in Berlin. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories.

Course number: SAP-876D
Prerequisite: n/a

Head to Toe BERLIN Stu 1

3

This course will explore the design, fashion and textile industry in Berlin. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories.

Course number: SAP-876A
Prerequisite: n/a

Head to Toe BERLIN Stu 2

3

This course will explore the design, fashion and textile industry in Berlin. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories.

Course number: SAP-876B
Prerequisite: n/a

Head to Toe BERLIN Stu 3

3

This course will explore the design, fashion and textile industry in Berlin. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories. Through field trips to designer studios, museums, input from guest speakers and studio work sessions, students will develop a collection of "head-to-toe" ideas in apparel, footwear and accessories.

Course number: SAP-876C
Prerequisite: n/a

Hist Env for Matte Painting

3

A thorough and integrated knowledge of history, both ancient and modern as it relates to costume, props and architectural styles is a must for any successful matte painter. Your success lies in authentic reconstructions and a truly accurate rendition of all details based on the understanding of the key design principles that define each era. The class commences with an exploration of depictions of ancient cultures, then contrasts that foundation with the modern period, ending with an opportunity to test your logic and imagination in futuristic scenarios. Pre-requisite ILL 106 (or FND 106), ILL 150 and ILL 359

Course number: ILL-391
Prerequisite: Take ILL-253, Image and Idea AND FND-106 OR ILL-106, Perspective Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

ILL-258 Digital Waiver Test

0

ILL-258 Digital Waiver Test

Course number: DWT-258
Prerequisite: n/a

IMVU Sponsored Project

3

Seamlessly moving between a spectrum of physical and digital identities, it has become and norm to construct multiple representations of ourselves. As we spend more time online nurturing our relationships through digital tools, what alternative worlds, bodies, identities and social interactions might we design? In this summer sponsored studio, we will work with IMVU, an international avatar-based social platform to explore the topic of the avatar, designing new social scenarios for our increasingly mixed reality world.

Course number: TDS-317A
Prerequisite: n/a

Idea Lab

3

Entertainment design, when inspired by observation and exposure through live research, transcends mimicry, giving birth to truly authentic design. Idea Lab emulates the working processes of conceptualizing for creative moviemaking. Students will engage in direct research: targeted field trips exploring the rich cultural fabric of Los Angeles; working with actors; and acquiring data from physical research and investigating literary sources. Then they will develop their research, creating style boards and imagery. There will be four project-based trips and a final.

Course number: ILL-383
Prerequisite: Take ILL-253, Image and Idea Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Illustrated Journalism (DM)

3

The dynamic translation of dense information, a dramatic event, politics, fashion trends, statistics, facts, how-tos, and the sequential unfolding of a pattern of events can all be communicated in a powerful and enlightening way via visual journalism. In this class you will learn the methods of breaking down a text through thinking and drawing, how to highlight the important key points, and how to design a page using visual icons that render the information understandable. You will also learn how to employ the assets of the illustrator: humor, wit, and a distinctive drawing style and color palette as part of the visual journalism repertoire. Open to 6th term students and above.

Course number: ILL-387
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Illustration Design

3

The philosophies of twentieth and twenty-first century leaders in design provide a platform for the exploration of the merging of the aesthetics of graphic design with contemporary illustration practice. Strong emphasis on conceptual problem-solving approaches and a rigor in matching form to content. Projects are geared toward contemporary and innovative work able to address both traditional and emerging markets.

Course number: ILL-260
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Illustration Design Lab

3

"Illustration Design Lab is an advanced illustration class that explores the range of image-making approaches available at the intersection of contemporary illustration and graphic design in a lab atmosphere. Drawing and painting, photography, typography and digital media serve as the basis for an exploration of the possibilities inherent in hybrid techniques and approaches available to the contemporary artist. Using models from graphic design, illustration, and fine art relevant to each week's exploration, students acquire a powerful arsenal of tools for contemporary image-making with infinite applications. The class will alternate between studio and computer lab, emphasizing speed, productivity and mobility across both traditional and digital media."

Course number: ILL-261
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Illustration Now!

0

Illustration Department orientation class

Course number: ILL-101
Prerequisite: n/a

Illustration Style for TV

3

2D flat graphic artwork is the hallmark of television animation. Artwork for TV is specific, linear, color blocked, original and the domain of the Illustrator. This class offers a TV oriented approach to layout, design, background painting, and character design specifically tailored to the needs of TV animation and production. The class will focus on stylizing environments and characters. Students will learn how to create environments specific to television and short cartoon animation and how to utilize techniques which achieve faster results, without sacrificing illustration design concepts. Students will work with a combination of traditional mediums, gouache, acrylic and inks, as well as Photoshop.

Course number: ILL-281
Prerequisite: Take FND/ILL-208 Composition & Drawing Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Illustration for License

3

Decorative products which utilize Illustration have altered the discourse of contemporary design. By refranchising figuration, decoration and the hands on process Illustration has reestablished itself in a new setting and a new market: The interior, either residential or commercial, on furnishings and on soft goods such as fabrics and wallpapers. Gain an overview of this emerging market, through the hands on development of a series of projects which will transform our illustrations from the 2 dimensional page to an environmental reality. There will be some materials and production expenses associated with this class that you will be responsible for.

Course number: ILL-379
Prerequisite: Take ILL-261, Ilustration Design Lab -AND- ILL-258, Digital Illustration Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Illustration for Publishing

3

Students will understand what is available to them in the marketplace in terms of publishing outlets, including editorial, children's market, consumer product guides for entertainment, book covers, and even self-publishing. Student will go through a series of short assignments that focus on work for one or more of these markets. A component of the class will be a longer production assignment of a first professional portfolio.

Course number: ILL-377
Prerequisite: Take ILL-260, Illustration Design Take ILL-261, Illustration Design Lab Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Illustrative Storytelling

3

Students will learn and develop storytelling skills, which are vital to all aspects of Illustration. Students will study examples of the sophistication and purpose of a visual narrative from traditional Illustration to present day interpretations. Students will understand this classic formulation is key to creating successful pieces of meaning and context, enabling them to work successfully in the future when developing ideas, either with an Art Director, or inventing a visual from a written narrative or plain text for their own projects.

Course number: ILL-315
Prerequisite: Take ILL 208, Composition & Drawing

Image and Idea

3

An introduction to the conceptual strategies available to the visual artist, the crucial link between text and image, and creative approaches for giving visual form to abstract concepts and ideas. Particular emphasis is placed on rigor in matching form to content, risk-taking and non-literal thinking. Projects are aimed at building a strong conceptual skill-base with the flexibility and confidence to address conventional, emerging and future markets.

Course number: ILL-253
Prerequisite: Take ILL-207

Imaginatomy

3

Even though most character development is done on computer, it is imperative for students to explore the 3-dimensional "common sense" of organic forms in a hands-on way. This class will explore anatomy and zoological similarities and differences in a variety of animals. By studying their mechanics, students will observe how levers and fulcrums function.

Course number: ILL-381
Prerequisite: Take ILL-208, Composition and Drawing

Indigo

3

In the INDIGO class students will learn the ancient form of dying textiles with the dark blue plant pigment indigo. Special guest DOSA textile and clothing designer Christina Kim will share her sustainable and creative approach through handmade techniques and natural and recycled materials. Dye master guest Gasali Onireke Adeyamo from Santa Fe, New Mexico will demonstrate indigo dye techniques. Through working with textiles, students will acquire skills in manipulating space and material into installation and sculptural forms. Emphasis will be on a collaborative zero-waste project with final installation in a gallery skylight space. Students will be responsible for some materials and reading before class.

Course number: TDS-317
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Fashion Illustration

3

Fashion is more influential than ever, and fashion illustration is one route to a great illustration career. There is much to learn. This class offers a thorough study of the most famous practitioners of great fashion illustration, concentrating on how drawing and painting style in fashion has reflected both culture and attitudes throughout the decades. Students will be working towards creating their own original fashion Illustration technique. Projects will be supported by field trips, guest lectures, demos, documentaries and guest faculty projects focusing on areas of specialization within fashion illustration, including beauty. There will be emphasis on developing fashion knowledge, awareness of evolving fashion culture, and analysis and prediction of trends. Class work will be analog and digital, with a specific online component. Students will work from live models and from reference materials.

Course number: ILL-218
Prerequisite: ILL-253 Image & Idea ILL-261 Illustration Design Lab

Intro to Maya & 3D Animation

3

Course number: ILL-210
Prerequisite: Take Digital Design 1 or Pass Digital Assessment Test

Intro to Textile/Surface Desgn

3

This class is an introduction to the surface design realm, for both interior design and soft goods use. The class is best suited to students who are interested in developing an understanding of this field and whose work and ideas exhibit a natural sense of style and design. Students will practice and learn the process of transforming their illustrations into successful surface design applications via a series of in class projects and homework assignments designed to build upon each other. The process of developing a design, creating different repeat systems, presenting different design approaches, building a collection based upon a theme and creating working color palettes will be covered. Final designs will be produced and printed large scale on fabric. There will be guest faculty designers from the industry and related field trips. There will be production expenses associated with this class which you will be responsible for.

Course number: ILL-335
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting

Introduction to Matte Painting

3

Expands on digital and traditional skills learned in Landscape Painting. Students will understand how to make design choices in their work that reflect the requirements of the story or projects they are working in.

Course number: ILL-370
Prerequisite: Take ILL-106, Perspective Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Inventive Character 1

3

Students will learn the basics of character through the understanding of story. Students will develop the ability to realize characters in a variety of mannerisms through drawing and painting. Students will do a 3-d mold of their character in the final weeks of the class.

Course number: ILL-371
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Inventive Costume

3

Inventive Costume is a figure drawing class addressing the basics of clothed figure drawing while introducing the history, techniques, and purpose of costume design in several venues. Students learn the drapery and folds usually covered in costume classes, but also learn manufactured folds, drapes, pleats, and the different types of pants, shirts, and jackets worn in the past, today, and in different parts of the world. Homework addresses the role of costuming as a critical aspect of character design in animation, film, illustration, and theatrical design. 3 Units

Course number: ILL-285
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting AND ILL-204, Analytical Figure Drawing AND ILL-208, Composition and Drawing AND ILL-355, Dynamic Sketching

Inventive Drawing I

3

In Inventive Drawing 1, students study traditional life drawing & narrative composition in class, and practicecharacter drawing, design and composition as homework assignments. Studentslearn the specifics of character drawing and design, how to create personality and casts of characters. Students produce a large volume of observational work in class, then use skills gained to develop imagined characters at home.

Course number: ILL-254
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting AND ILL-204, Analytical Figure Drawing AND ILL-208, Composition and Drawing AND ILL-355, Dynamic Sketching

Jumpstart

3

Make great work and know why you are doing it. Jumpstart gives fifth term Illustration Design track students an early start on preparation for the demands and rigor of their senior graduating class: Portfolio Design Lab. Students will work in a highly creative studio atmosphere with multiple faculty and gain a clearer understanding of their own unique voice at an earlier stage, and will work on identifying and creating professional level portfolio samples that align that voice through media that translates to today's marketplace demands. Together we will explore the exciting range of available markets and career paths available after graduation, and develop an early career strategy to bring a self driven and informed focus to the upper term experience. Students will align voice to career path, and greatly benefit from an early introduction to professional portfolio practices. Students will also prepare for their Fifth Term Review within the structure of this course through the active development of their digital portfolio, gaining presentation skills through rehearsal well in advance of the Review. Working together with multiple faculty and utilizing feedback from their fifth term reviews, students will also identify a clear and effective curricular plan for their remaining terms, allowing them to polish necessary skill sets, innovate new samples identifying future classes and importantly, potential internships to help them achieve their goals.

Course number: ILL-324
Prerequisite: n/a

LA/Berlin Poster Collective

3

Communicate LA to Berliners and communicate Berlin to Angelenos. This unique study-away opportunity combines project development and poster production in both cities, with the Berlin trip taking place over the spring/summer break 2015. This class challenges both artists and designers to create a series of posters/images that will then be hung throughout Berlin's city streets. There will be a pop-up exhibit opening in both cities and studio and museum visits in Berlin.

Course number: SAP-875
Prerequisite: n/a

LEAP Symposium Publication

3

Make a book. Inspire the future. With the endorsement of the National Endowment for the Arts, LEAP: the New Professional Frontier in Design for Social Innovation will focus on the emerging career paths for designers in a social innovation context. The symposium includes a very dynamic brain trust of leaders: Allan Chochinov (Core77/SVA), William Drenttel (Design Observer), Lee Davis (NESsT), Robert Fabricant (frog), and Jocelyn Wyatt (IDEO.org), and we are expecting 100 people from various fields to join us as participants, grappling with the questions to help build a better future for artists and designers. We will be part of the dialogue. The event will take place on Thursday, September 19- Saturday, Sept 21 where students will have the opportunity to draw, photograph, write, make comics, and sketch. In this class, a select number of students will create an Illustration-driven publication about this new field of social innovation, addressing improved working conditions, education, and community development. The student team will create a downloadable PDF and print on demand visual journal that will be used to inspire social designers around the world.

Course number: ILL-347
Prerequisite: n/a

London Ancient and Modern

3

This project comprises a spring term class immediately followed by 10 days in London. Students follow a given brief in the class, which focuses on the development and production of a California-centric project which focuses on the culture. Students work alone on their projects resulting in 12 individualized researched approaches. Students then showcase their projects to leading designers in London and host an exhibition of their work there. Students are graded at the end of the trip for their project work and class participation during term at ArtCenter and their participation and engagement overseas.

Course number: ILL-829A
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review;

London Ancient/Modern

3

London provokes and inspires. This Spring Term you will create a personal project based on a given theme and then in the Spring Break fly to London, where each day you will be immersed in the heady mix of style and culture high and low. Learn to think about these influences the way the British do. Everything is inspiration and you will get the opportunity to present your projects to some of the leading thinkers and tastemakers of this global, inclusive, and ever-changing international city. Come and see what all the fuss is about. Open to all majors with 3.00 GPA and above. Application for this class is by portfolio and interview only. Students will be responsible for related expenses.

Course number: SAP-829A
Prerequisite: n/a

Media Experimentation

3

This course introduces students to experimentation with various media and techniques, as well as with imagery and content.

Course number: ILL-267
Prerequisite: ILL-153 Composition and Painting ILL-253 Image and Idea ILL-261 Illustration Design Lab

Motion Design 1

3

Course number: GMOT-152
Prerequisite: Take GRFX-100, Digital Basics: Lynda.com or Pass the Digital Waiver Test

Motion Design 1

3

Course number: ILL-211
Prerequisite: ILL-258, Digital Illustration -OR- ILL-259, Digital Painting -OR- ILL-277, Digital Life -OR- ILL-298, Photoshop Painting Fund. -OR- ILL-348, Digital Painting for Animation

Motion Design 2

3

Course number: ILL-265
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-202 OR ILL-214 3D Motion Graphics AND ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Motion Design 2

3

Course number: GMOT-252
Prerequisite: GMOT-152 Motion Design 1 or GPK-211 Motion Design 1

New Berlin Collective

3

Fourteen week class - 12 weeks at Art Center, two weeks in Berlin during pre-Fall break This unique study-away opportunity allows students to experience the history and engage with the vital artistic culture of the fascinating European city of Berlin. Students will design and create personal travel journals of illustrations based on their experiences abroad.

Course number: SAP-875A
Prerequisite: n/a

Notorious

3

The portrait, be it a likeness or abstract, kind, or a commentary, is king in any illustrators portfolio in editorial, on book covers or entertainment character work. This class involves discussion of the enduring importance of the portrait, analysis of successful examples, and an exploration of various approaches and techniques. Students will create a variety of highly original interpretive portraits of todays famous faces from the worlds of music, sport, art, science, fashion and film.

Course number: ILL-318
Prerequisite: Take ILL-207, Sketching for Illustration Take ILL-261, Illustration Design Lab Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Nude Body

3

A continuation of contemporary figurative painting.... Challenging and back in focus, representational painting is undergoing a resurgence of popularity. This course looks at new source material, both contemporary and historical and new perspectives on this classical subject taking influences from the medical, journalistic, photographic, and cinematic depiction of the body, in repose or in action. The development of a strong, adaptable skill-set will be emphasized.

Course number: ILL-325
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153 Composition and Painting AND Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Ocean Impact

3

In partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Illustration students will explore ocean-based topics that impact both marine and terrestrial life, including climate change, rising sea levels, and animal extinction in the global ocean. Through a mix of visual media students will explore ways in which scientific data can be communicated through design and creative storytelling. Students must be fifth term or above.

Course number: ILL-317
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting and must have completed a minimum of 50 units

On the Fence

3

"On the fence" is strictly a mural/ installation course (outdoor, indoor, window, wall) for illustrators and designers who were interested in large scale work. This is a fully collaborative group course with emphasis on large scale work, techniques, process, art direction and context. There will be several assignments covering a range of topics, which may include news, current events, ideas and awareness issues and students are to work to the given brief.

Course number: ILL-346
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Op Ed Illustration

3

This class is a challenge to bright students! Are you ready for the realities of the kind of assignments that emerging illustrators can use to start getting noticed and build a reputation as artists who are capable of communicating visual ideas? 14 fast paced projects with assignments grounded in real world current events, critiqued weekly by a New York Times Editor. Pre-requisite: Illustrative Storytelling or by permission of department.

Course number: ILL-179
Prerequisite: Take ILL-315, Illustrative Storytelling AND ILL-326, RE-Presentation: Narrative and Bodies AND ILL-275, 4th Term Portfolio Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Portfolio Review

Painting Projects

3

Through experimentation, research, making, and critical conversation, students will develop a body of work that generates and addresses their own questions about painting. Students will confront the material nature of paint and consider their work in an art historical context as well as being engaged with the contemporary dialogue in fine art. 3 Units

Course number: ILL-417
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review;

Paperchase

3

In response to electronic overload, the trend in the stationary and gift industry market has been to bring back meaning and eclectic beauty to art and paper. This Paper Goods for Surface Design class will capture the spirit of the personal touch by transforming stylized illustration and craft beyond the ordinary on stationary, journals, gift wrap, bags, tags, party accessories, cards, and more. The course will focus on cohesive paper goods collections using research, various printing techniques, upcoming trends, and modern themes.

Course number: ILL-386
Prerequisite: n/a

Pattern & Style for Surface

3

This class will introduce Surface Design students to the fundamentals of style and surface. Students will earn how to understand and dissect a contemporary trend that is capturing the market and the imagination of the world. By recognizing and identifying the key elements that form its language, and evolving a color palette that acknowledges past and present interpretations, students will build knowledge gained into the successful creation of a cohesive body of icons and textures for use in surface design projects. This class will be hands-on and involve several different substrates and processes. Students will be responsible for some expenses. 3 Units

Course number: ILL-385
Prerequisite: Take ILL-340, Color Trend for Surface Design Take ILL-335, Intro to Textile/Surface Design

Pattern & Style: Vintage Coll.

3

This class will introduce Surface Design students to the fundamentals of style and surface. Students will earn how to understand and dissect a contemporary trend that is capturing the market and the imagination of the world. By recognizing and identifying the key elements that form its language, and evolving a color palette that acknowledges past and present interpretations, students will build knowledge gained into the successful creation of a cohesive body of icons and textures for use in surface design projects. This section of the course, "Vintage Collections," will explore the decorative arts and style periods of the 20th century, identifying key elements and patterns that have come to define vintage. Students will design motifs and patterns for cohesive Wallpaper Collections for exciting interior environments that evoke nostalgia, tradition, and kitsch. The class will focus on vintage inspired illustration and design as well as hands-on texture and substrate processes, including silkscreen. Students will be responsible for some expenses.

Course number: ILL-385A
Prerequisite: Take ILL-248, Craft Technique Surface Design

Perspective

3

Perspective theories were established during the Renaissance and are the crucial foundation of 3D drawing and painting, with direct applications in architecture, illustration, and industrial and environmental design. This class provides an introduction to and exploration of 3D perception and linear perspective systems that enable designers and illustrators to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane.

Course number: ILL-106
Prerequisite: n/a

Photoshop Painting Fundmntls

3

Learn the step by step processes necessary in order to create a structured, imaginative, fluid yet realistic painting to a professional standard using an established and foundational series of steps which define key aspects of story and image emphasizing light, form, and texture techniques. Taught by an artist who is a well known industry name. Working knowledge of Photoshop needed. 3 units.

Course number: ILL-298
Prerequisite: Take INT-100, Digital Design 1 or Pass the Digital Design Waiver

Play Time

3

Play Time is a TDS focusing on the unique world of theater and Los Angeles' Center Theater Group. As a class we will explore the concepts of set design (scenography) and time based environments as they pertain to the adaptation of narrative manuscripts. Students will work through the concepts of movable sets and the illusions of environments, plus costumes, prop design, miniature theatre set models, and concept drawings and paintings as well as theater poster design. The humanities component of this class will focus on reading and interpreting source texts and performances, plus the development of student-written, unique time-based manuscripts for live theatre.

Course number: TDS-404
Prerequisite: Must complete a minimum of 70 credits.

Play Time: Community

3

Play Time: Community, a DesignMatters TDS hosted by Illustration in partnership with Center Theatre Group (CTG), challenges students to build on on-site ethnographic research to create dynamic systems of communication for CTG's community based projects in the Boyle Heights and Montebello neighborhoods of Los Angeles. This studio will continue lines of inquiry opened by Play Time 1 (Summer 2015), which asked students to learn about theater's creative possibilities through making theater-related projects. Play Time: Community is open to students of all majors, whether or not they took the first class. Students will design posters, take-aways, workshops or communication systems, and open collateral projects that explore storytelling and the many forms and meanings of theater. These projects' goal is to help articulate and amplify CTG's relationship with communities in Los Angeles, and its investment in building community-based programming through its Community as Creators Program. The final outcomes created in this studio will be considered for implementation by CTG. 3 Units

Course number: TDS-405
Prerequisite: Must complete a minimum of 70 credits.

Pop-Up Berlin

3

Pop-Up Berlin seeks to inspire students from ArtCenter to being a purposeful, meaningful dialogue with the citizens of Berlin. Students will be encouraged to design and produce inclusive, positive image and text based materials intended to bridge the widening cultural gaps between marginalized groups in both cities. The project has been inspired by Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) who was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice. She believed an Art Practice could be harnessed to inspire change. Her uplifting, modern poster designs brought current issues to the public. By acknowledging our glorious diversity through pop-up events featuring student produced Posters, Periodicals, and Products. Pop-Up Berlin is designed to direct our student's talents towards advocacy and inclusion. Students will research issues of diversity and inclusion with a society conscious mindset. They will design images meant to capture a viewer's attention. Throughout the Summer term in Pasadena, we propose to partner with ACCD's Archetype Press/HMCT to enable the students to produce ephemera in multiples. These items will be brought with us to Berlin and presented in innovative contexts throughout the city during the 2.5 week visit.

Course number: ILL-801A
Prerequisite: n/a

Portfolio Design Lab

3

A portfolio in some format is the essential tool for a job search, graduate school or grant application, or competition entry. Approaches to portfolio design have expanded over recent years to include a variety of media, traditional as well as non-traditional materials and approaches. Graduating portfolios range from the traditional to the digital, from still to motion, from unique one-of-kind collectible to mass-produced designs. Students learn how to manage content for maximum impact effectiveness. This course covers every aspect of portfolio planning and production, with particular emphasis on developing a marketing strategy for after graduation.

Course number: ILL-453
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Portfolio Design Lab Ent Arts

3

Portfolio Design Lab is both a portfolio building and a portfolio design class. It is your senior graduating class. This class will assist you in defining the personal direction of your work, the design and production of your graduating portfolio and collateral, and the presentation of your grad wall. Group discussions and handouts will help round-out your thinking about career choices after graduation, strategies for marketing and promotion, how to go about finding work, professional resources for support, and studio practices.

Course number: ILL-455
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Portraiture

3

This class paints portraits in acrylic and oil. The models pose for two consecutive class sessions. For homework assignments, students are expected to develop the image, adding elements that support the character inspired by the visual impression of the model.

Course number: ILL-171
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting AND ILL-167, Head and Hands AND ILL-275, 4th Term Portfolio Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Portfolio Review

Production Design Concepts

3

This seventh-term course focuses on understanding and applying the principles of Production Design and Art Direction that are commonly used in the development of animated movies. Emphasis is placed on creating images specific to visual development and storytelling for animation. Class acceptance will be based on portfolio and academic review of 7th-term students wishing to enter the animation industry.

Course number: ILL-430
Prerequisite: n/a

RE-Presentation (DM)

3

In this class, students will develop visual and conceptual storytelling skills that speak to and about society as reflected from multiple perspectives. Students will be encouraged to push narrative boundaries and explore the nature of meaning and context from diverse points of view. In addition, students will study examples from a mix of visual narratives and in turn, analyze and learn to reconsider how to depict and represent the body through the exploration of a mix of visual narratives with multiple cultural perspectives including animation, comics and picture books. Drawing from models, examining videos, studying text and in class dialogue will be included in the process of image making.

Course number: ILL-326
Prerequisite: n/a

Second Nature

3

Untamed, artificial, nurturing, destructive, endangered. How we see nature is always framed by culture; at some distance, as second nature to ourselves. This TDS examines all cultural representations of nature: the history of painted landscapes, photography, cinema, video art, design including architecture, and poetry and literature. The physical form of landscape will be considered as well, especially when it is culturally manipulated, as we find in gardens, earth works and sculpture. We will go on field trips to study the local landscape, as a source of history and inspiration. The environment, economics, race, gender and sexuality will provide multiple lenses through which we view the horizon. We will additionally consider our own "wildness," however that may manifest. This class is a five hour studio TDS with an embedded H&S component. We will have lectures, seminar discussions, screenings, field trips and class critiques of student work. All departments and disciplines are accepted. Projects can be in any media. Participants will produce art or design projects for the class, including a midterm, a class exhibition, and a final. There will be readings for each topic, and short papers directed towards opening up discussions. Active participation in all class discussions is a substantial requirement towards the overall grade.

Course number: TDS-320
Prerequisite: n/a

Sequential Design 1

3

Teaches foundational storytelling and design-based narratives. Students should be 2nd-3rd term standing.

Course number: GMOT-203
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-152, Motion Design 1

Sequential Design 1

3

Teaches foundational storytelling and design-based narratives. Students should be 2nd-3rd term standing.

Course number: ILL-266
Prerequisite: Take ILL-258, Digital Illustration OR ILL-298, Photoshop Painting Fundamentals

Sequential Design 2

3

This class furthers the design and sequencing skills from Storyboarding 1 with live-action incorporation in their storyboards. Students will have to shoot their subjects. Students can incorporate CG around the subject, but the subject has to be shot. The learning outcome is for them to get used to thinking and working outside of the confinement of their computers and dealing with doing auditions for a shoot and actually directing, but the end result are boards, not full blown animation. Students must be 4th term or higher. Highly suggested that Type 3 and Communication Design 3 have already been completed.

Course number: GMOT-253
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-203, Sequential Design 2

Sequential Design 2

3

This class furthers the design and sequencing skills from Sequential Design 1 with live-action incorporation in their storyboards. Students will have to shoot their subjects. Students can incorporate CG around the subject, but the subject has to be shot. The learning outcome is for them to get used to thinking and working outside of the confinement of their computers and dealing with doing auditions for a shoot and actually directing, but the end result are boards, not full blown animation. Students must be 4th term or higher. Highly suggested that Typography 3 have already been completed.

Course number: ILL-368
Prerequisite: Take ILL-266, Sequential Design 1 Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Sequential Design 3

3

This is a very fast paced concept to final design sequencing class. It is a portfolio-building class comparable to the Advanced Graphic Studio (AGS) sequence. Students should be in their 6th-8th terms.

Course number: ILL-466
Prerequisite: Take GPK-366 OR ILL-368, Sequential Design 2 Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Sequential Design 3

3

This is a very fast paced concept to final design sequencing class. It is a portfolio-building class comparable to the Advanced Graphic Studio (AGS) sequence. Students should be in their 6th-8th terms.

Course number: GMOT-403
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-253, Sequential Design 2

Sketching for Entertainment

3

This course emphasizes drawing, painting technique, complex compositional considerations, and analysis of people and things for accuracy, understanding, and point of view aimed towards the entertainment industry.

Course number: ILL-241
Prerequisite: Take ILL-113, Drawing Concepts 1 OR Take ILL-208, Composition and Drawing OR Take ILL-254, Inventive Drawing AND ILL-204, Analytical Figure Drawing AND ILL-355, Dynamic Sketching

Sketching for Illustration

3

This course emphasizes drawing, painting technique, complex compositional considerations, and analysis of people and things for accuracy, understanding, and point of view.

Course number: ILL-207
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting and ILL-167, Head and Hands

Smart Image/Social Impact(DM)

3

This course is designed for illustrators with an interest in making work beyond the commercial, introducing them to the politics of communication in making work for social impact and change. This is not a make-a-poster-for-your-favorite-charity-and-call-i t-a-day type class. Lectures focus on real-life issues, with discussions on ethics, theories, practices, and how illustration plays a role. Dynamic in-class exercises, field research, student presentations, and four assignments cover key areas of socio-visual communication. Assignments include: design within a specific cultural context, human rights, urban responsibility, and turning group and individual research into actionable images and ideas. Students are encouraged to work together areas of interest to them. This course is an introduction for illustrators who are considering a DesignMatters concentration.

Course number: ILL-369
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition & Painting Take INT-203, Expressive Type

Story in a Picture

3

The images in the majority of student entertainment portfolios are primarily descriptive. This can be appropriate for much concept design or visual development, but you are entering an industry based on narrative. Can you tell a story with your images? A large number of industry professionals have stated that they respond much more strongly to a sense of emotional involvement in student work. Story in a Picture is designed to put more story in your images. The class will provide compositional tools to create more focused eye movement and emotional content. Assignments will be both single and multiple images in whatever medium you are comfortable in. The class will offer situations, guidelines and some other help for your stories, but your images are going to do the story telling. Pre-requisite: ILL-253, Image & Idea (3 Credits)

Course number: ILL-316
Prerequisite: Take ILL -253, Image & Idea Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Storyboarding

3

Please see Department Chair

Course number: ILL-321
Prerequisite: Take ILL-254, Inventive Drawing Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Storyboarding for Animation

3

Take a deep dive into the fundamentals of storyboarding for animation. Each week we will unpack an aspect of the process to tell great stories with memorable characters and situations: visual storytelling, character development, screenwriting basics, basic rules of cinematography, staging, acting, how to generate a ton of ideas, the flexibility to evolve, and collaboration. Assignments will include generating ideas, creating situations for stories, thumbnailing, beatboards, storyboarding entire sequences, working from script pages, pitching sequences, and addressing notes.

Course number: ILL-269
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Style

3

This class teaches how style influences storytelling. Through research, analysis and hands-on application, students will apply various techniques, both traditional and digital to create a variety of styles as they relate to animated film and illustration. Strongly advised as a pre-req for the Visual Development class.

Course number: ILL-333
Prerequisite: Take ILL-253, Image & Idea Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Styling Concepts

3

This class will develop students' awareness of fashion, revealing its influence on design and understanding its central position in world culture. New design ideas invariably show up first in fashion: trends in color, shape, textures and materials as well as symbolic references to societal issues are often seen first on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, New York, London and Tokyo and then developed in other design arenas. Much of the visual progression of fashion design is underpinned by the continuous evolution of technology. The development of new materials and manufacturing methods, along with purely visual design aspects, form a continual flow of ideas from fashion to other design areas. Students will meet and discuss their ideas and projects with fashion and textile designers and will visit important design locations.

Course number: ILL-338
Prerequisite: n/a

Supersized

3

An ambitious, "hands on" learning experience that challenges the student, and breaks the traditional role of the Illustrator, in a workshop/team atmosphere. The process is collaborative and highly inventive incorporating real world projects and professional guest critics. Students will learn to develop a sense of possibility while taking sketch ideas through to 3D ideation and production. Field Trips to fabricators, and sources for materials will be explored. The course is broken into 3 distinct project areas: toy, object, environment.

Course number: ILL-421
Prerequisite: Take ILL-300, Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review Take ILL-261, Illustration Design Lab

Surface Design 1

3

Modern technology has enabled great design to function across multiple surfaces. Everything from Stationery, paper goods, party ephemera and the gift market through to large format designs for wallpapers is now a canvas for imagery, original artwork, and the stylish use of color and pattern. This class is project based. Scale, color palette, design, pattern, trend, and topical themes will be covered along with production guidelines for manufacturing requirements and printing.

Course number: ILL-250
Prerequisite: n/a

Surface Design Lab

3

Surface Design Lab is a multi-faceted class that explores the range of approaches created at the crossover of graphic illustration and surface design in both a studio and lab atmosphere. Drawing, collages, painting, and typography techniques all serve as the basis for developing multiple approaches for surface design, including mobility across both traditional and digital media. Referencing both traditional and modern decorative arts and interior design plus today's graphic design and contemporary Illustration, students will build a powerful foundation for modern image-making with infinite surface design industry applications.

Course number: ILL-263
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting -AND- ILL-305, Drawing for Illustration

Surface Design Senior Studio

3

Modeled on a professional working environment, this studio allows for Independent projects to be developed alongside collaborative professional critique and mentorship. This class is for upper term Surface design students who want to execute and professionally present a final collection and direction ready for graduation. NOTE: All prior lower term SD classes form the Pre Reqs for this studio and there is no admittance without them.

Course number: ILL-446
Prerequisite: Take ILL-418, Experimental Collection Strategies for Surface Design

Surface World

3

In this unique, project-driven class, students will work in a collaborative team on a project featuring surface design for the Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus department store window displays, to be installed September 2018. Students will learn to design interior space, and to apply pattern and surface designs to both theatrical display concepts and objects.

Course number: ILL-327
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Narrative

3

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-341
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Sex

3

TDS: SEX explores sex as a powerful engine in art and culture, examining the construction of human sexuality, identity and gender; through the social, political and technological environments we live in. Topics include sex in art history, sex and capitalism, sex and censorship, pornography and social media, feminism and gender politics, and sex and the post-human. This course questions, creates, and generate discussions and projects that delve in to the direct and indirect language of sex, challenging us to confront how arresting, demented, theatrical and absurd it is now and in our near futures.

Course number: TDS-329
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Painting in New York

3

This 14-week class includes a week in New York City with tours of the city's incomparable museums - The Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Frick, Niue Galleries, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim, and galleries in Chelsea area. The class size is limited.

Course number: TDS-348
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:The Storytelling Project

3

The class focuses on designing and pitching a long form story. Students, working in teams, rely heavily on pitch boards while creating original, structured, and inventive narratives. Classes cover basic principles of: character arc and journey, structure, and genre, along with public speaking techniques. Students come away with the ability to take a large, intricate story and break it down into its core components, then communicate it concisely and clearly. Another important skill gained in The Storytelling Project is team dynamics; this skill is essential post-Art Center. Each group also writes a treatment that tells their story in a written format. The term ends with PitchFest, where the groups pitch their completed story, with visuals, to industry professionals.

Course number: TDS-319
Prerequisite: ILL-253 Image & Idea Take ILL-253

The Berlin Collective

6

The Berlin Collective is a unique six-week experience, giving students the rare opportunity to share a working Studio in a major European city. The project is hosted by the Illustration Department, but will include students from a variety of majors, encouraging a truly transdisciplinary spirit. By Permission Only. 6 Cr

Course number: SAP-831
Prerequisite: n/a

The Berlin Collective 2

3

The Berlin Collective 2 will be a one-of-a-kind, eight to twelve-week cultural immersion in Berlin, giving students a unique opportunity to share a collective studio experience in a major European city. It is intended to challenge the individual's ability for keen observation, comprehensive research, articulation of ideas, presentation skills and collaborative abilities, and expand cultural sensitivity and awareness. Each individual will explore Berlin through the lens of his or her own selected topic, fostering their ability to draw connections between new cultural experiences and ideas, and finding resonance within their own developing work. Accompanied by a curated blog presence, travel documentation and an exhibition at ACCD.

Course number: SAP-870
Prerequisite: n/a

Type 1 (ILL)

3

This class focuses on the study and generation of letterforms, including analysis of basic alphabet categories, historical background, and rationale of individual letter-style characteristics.

Course number: ILL-111
Prerequisite: n/a

Type 2: Structure

3

Type 2 is a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: ILL-151
Prerequisite: FND/GPK/INT/ILL-111 Type 1 or INT/FND-203 Expressive Type

Type 2: Structure

3

Type 2 is a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: IXD-153
Prerequisite: n/a

Type 2: Structure

3

Type 2 is a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: PRD-154
Prerequisite: Take FND/GPK-111 Type 1

Type 2: Structure

3

Type 2 is a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: ADT-153
Prerequisite: n/a

Type 2: Structure

3

Type 2 is a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: GPRT-153
Prerequisite: Take GPRT-103, Type 1: Letterforms

Type 3: Context

3

Type 3 asks students to apply what they have learned in Type 2 to particular contexts, allowing the individual nature of the project content and audience to start influencing and determining their typographic choices.

Course number: GPRT-203
Prerequisite: Take GPRT-153, Type 2: Structure

Type 3: Context

3

Type 3 asks students to apply what they have learned in Type 2 to particular contexts, allowing the individual nature of the project content and audience to start influencing and determining their typographic choices.

Course number: IXD-203
Prerequisite: Take IXD-153, Type 2: Structure

Type 3: Context

3

Type 3 asks students to apply what they have learned in Type 2 to particular contexts, allowing the individual nature of the project content and audience to start influencing and determining their typographic choices.

Course number: ILL-200
Prerequisite: Take GPK-151 or ILL-151 Type 2 AND ILL-275, 4th Term Portfolio Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Portfolio Review

Type 3: Context

3

This course asks students to apply what they have learned in Type 2 to particular contexts, allowing the individual nature of the project content and audience to start influencing and determining their typographic choices.

Course number: ADT-212
Prerequisite: GPK-151 Type 1

Type 5: Motion

3

Type 5: Motion deals the necessity of the implementation and analysis of typographic use in the digital realm. It examines type families that are optimal for screen-based applications. This course also shows the relationship with typographic use in print-based applications but shows that there is a distinct messaging advantage when utilized properly within digital applications.

Course number: ILL-302
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-252, Motion Design 2 OR Take ILL-265, Motion Design 2 Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Type 5: Motion

3

Type 5: Motion deals the necessity of the implementation and analysis of typographic use in the digital realm. It examines type families that are optimal for screen-based applications. This course also shows the relationship with typographic use in print-based applications but shows that there is a distinct messaging advantage when utilized properly within digital applications.

Course number: GMOT-303
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-202, 3D Motion Graphics -AND- GMOT-203, Sequential Design 1

Typography 4: Motion

3

Type 4: Motion deals the necessity of the implementation and analysis of typographic use in the digital realm. It examines type families that are optimal for screen-based applications. This course also shows the relationship with typographic use in print-based applications but shows that there is a distinct messaging advantage when utilized properly within digital applications. (Cross-listed with GPK-251)

Course number: ILL-249
Prerequisite: Take GPRT-203, Type 3: Context Take GMOT-252, Motion Design 2 Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Viscom Fundamentals 1

3

This course emphasizes methods of illustrating design concepts clearly and correctly, and of describing them to others in the same manner. Extensive and indispensable information is presented on techniques, correct usage of required tools, and how appropriate sketches and renderings can greatly enhance the communication levels in realistic working design environments, formal presentation, and interactions with modeling teams.

Course number: ILL-102
Prerequisite: Take ILL-106, Perspective

Viscom Fundamentals 1

3

This course emphasizes methods of illustrating design concepts clearly and correctly, and of describing them to others in the same manner. Extensive and indispensable information is presented on techniques, correct usage of required tools, and how appropriate sketches and renderings can greatly enhance the communication levels in realistic working design environments, formal presentation, and interactions with modeling teams.

Course number: IDFN-101
Prerequisite: n/a

Viscom Fundamentals 2 ILL

3

The course will teach the student to work from reference to ideate and illustrate industrial objects (vehicles and props) as well as characters from researched source material such as a script or a book. Projects will be developed using the R.I.D.E. system: IDEATION techniques utilizing pen and marker, acrylic, mixed media, and Photoshop; DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT evolving from ideation by developing specific line work and value compositions; then EXECUTION of final images using both digital and traditional methods. Emphasis will be placed on form, value, shadow and detail. Upon completion of the course, students will have finished, well-executed illustrations supported by documented research and reference.

Course number: ILL-206
Prerequisite: Take ILL-102, Viscom Fundamentals 1

Visual Development

3

This course focuses on quick sketching, editing, and pitching ideas geared towards entertainment design. The primary goal of this class is to provide students with a clearly directed methodology to facilitate the generation of non-derivative work and to familiarize students with the creative process as it specifically applies to the entertainment industry.

Course number: ILL-356
Prerequisite: Take ILL-106 Perspective TAKE ILL-300, 5th Term Review Take ILL-207 Sketching for Illustration Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Vodafone Proj Berlin Culture

3

Vodafone is sponsoring this project at the Berlin studio. Students will be exploring the future of telecommunications looking at the years 2025-2030. This TDS includes 8 undergraduate students from Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Environmental Design will produce vision-casting "connected futures" scenarios and concepts including hardware, software, wearables, IoT and interactive experiences. The results from the project will be shown in an interactive showpiece for Vodafone and ACCD to show publicly to the industry.

Course number: SAP-878E
Prerequisite: n/a

Vodafone Proj Berlin Human

3

Vodafone is sponsoring this project at the Berlin studio. Students will be exploring the future of telecommunications looking at the years 2025-2030. This TDS includes 8 undergraduate students from Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Environmental Design will produce vision-casting "connected futures" scenarios and concepts including hardware, software, wearables, IoT and interactive experiences. The results from the project will be shown in an interactive showpiece for Vodafone and ACCD to show publicly to the industry.

Course number: SAP-878F
Prerequisite: n/a

Vodafone Proj Berlin Studio 1

3

Vodafone is sponsoring this project at the Berlin studio. Students will be exploring the future of telecommunications looking at the years 2025-2030. This TDS includes 8 undergraduate students from Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Environmental Design will produce vision-casting "connected futures" scenarios and concepts including hardware, software, wearables, IoT and interactive experiences. The results from the project will be shown in an interactive showpiece for Vodafone and ACCD to show publicly to the industry.

Course number: SAP-878A
Prerequisite: n/a

Vodafone Proj Berlin Studio 2

3

Vodafone is sponsoring this project at the Berlin studio. Students will be exploring the future of telecommunications looking at the years 2025-2030. This TDS includes 8 undergraduate students from Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Environmental Design will produce vision-casting "connected futures" scenarios and concepts including hardware, software, wearables, IoT and interactive experiences. The results from the project will be shown in an interactive showpiece for Vodafone and ACCD to show publicly to the industry.

Course number: SAP-878B
Prerequisite: n/a

Vodafone Proj Berlin Studio 3

3

Vodafone is sponsoring this project at the Berlin studio. Students will be exploring the future of telecommunications looking at the years 2025-2030. This TDS includes 8 undergraduate students from Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Environmental Design will produce vision-casting "connected futures" scenarios and concepts including hardware, software, wearables, IoT and interactive experiences. The results from the project will be shown in an interactive showpiece for Vodafone and ACCD to show publicly to the industry.

Course number: SAP-878C
Prerequisite: n/a

Vodafone Proj Berlin Studio 4

3

Vodafone is sponsoring this project at the Berlin studio. Students will be exploring the future of telecommunications looking at the years 2025-2030. This TDS includes 8 undergraduate students from Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Environmental Design will produce vision-casting "connected futures" scenarios and concepts including hardware, software, wearables, IoT and interactive experiences. The results from the project will be shown in an interactive showpiece for Vodafone and ACCD to show publicly to the industry.

Course number: SAP-878D
Prerequisite: n/a

Waking Dreams

3

For as long as humans have made art or told stories, the imagination and fantasy have played a role in how we communicate. This class offers students an opportunity to explore their own relationship to the fantastic in drawing, using various techniques and approaches. We will be looking at folk tales and Disney, the history of animals in art, and movements like Art Nouveau and Surrealism, as well as the use of fantasy in film, to launch our projects and in-class work.

Course number: ILL-393
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153 INT-165;

Watercolor Concepts

3

An extensive exploration or how watercolors work. Using line, layering and fusion, the student examines figure, still life and landscape with transparent watercolor wash. In-class lectures on medium and materials cover paint, paper, brushes and process in the studio, and some assignments take place on location.

Course number: ILL-354
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition and Painting

Wet Paint

3

In the course Wet Paint, painting is painting. There's no other art medium that maintains such a significant, yet ambiguous place in visual culture and human history. This course will investigate contemporary practices and current approaches to the art of painting locally, nationally, and globally, with an emphasis on examining work formally, philosophically, and from an historical viewpoint. Students will be responsible for developing their own body of work, preparing presentations, and participating in group critiques and discussions. There also will be weekly reading assignments and exercises to complete. Throughout, an attempt will be made to integrate studio practice and academic thinking into a composite whole. Wet Paint is a class taught jointly with Fine Art and Illustration faculty.

Course number: ILL-323
Prerequisite: Take ILL-153, Composition & Painting OR ART-101, Re-Thinking Art Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review