PUBL 1131: Digital Illustration Tools and Software

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 1.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

In this hands-on, project-based course, students will learn to use illustration software currently used in the publishing and graphic design industries. Software applications feature precise drawing and transformation tools, layering, compound paths, colour and typographic tools. Students will create vector-based illustrative materials, such as logos, graphics, drawings and illustrations, and icons, in black-and-white, spot and full colour. The ability to combine illustration and photo-manipulation software is explored, while gaining familiarity with industry terms and press-ready file preparation. Students will also have an opportunity to use graphics tablets.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Publishing and the Diploma in Digital and Print Publishing.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum of 80% in English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; IB English A1 (Higher Level) with a score of 5 or higher; AP English Composition or Literature with a score of 4 or higher; LET level 3 or higher; LPI with a minimum of 26 on the essay plus one of: 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; IELTS with a minimum level 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing; TOEFL (internet-based) score of 80 with a minimum of 18 in Listening, 18 in Speaking, 20 in Reading, and 20 in Writing; TOEFL (paper-based) with a minimum of 550 and a TWE (essay) score of 4.0; CAEL with a minimum of 70 overall and a minimum of 70 on essay; successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course with a minimum "C-" grade for which Langara offers university-transferable credit; ENGL 1120 at Langara College with a minimum "C" grade.

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