In this course, the students are introduced to the technologies for graphic design, animation, and digital output. During the semester, they learn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, and a popular website builder. They are also exposed to graphic printer, 3D printer and laser cutter.
This course has 35 – 40 students per semester. I am co-teaching with another graphic design professor. My responsibilities include doing project demos for Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Website creation. I also tutor the students on all software they are learning.
This course has four modules.
This module lasts for four weeks. The students learn Photoshop by completing two practices and two final projects, one collage, and one digital painting.
This module lasts for four weeks. The students learn Illustrator by completing two practices and two final projects.
Video and Animation
In this two-week module, the students have an introduction on Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
In this module, the students learn to output their design to professional inkjet printers, 3D printers, laser cutters. They also start to build their design portfolio, which will be updated during their four-year study at the university.