Note: This schedule is intended as a general guide to course projects and is
subject to change. Exact dates and requirements will be issued in class.

Week 1 Introduction to Macintosh
Week 2 Photo Retouching
Week 3 Introduction to Scanning/ Image Effects, Modes and Filters
Weeks 4 & 5 Project: Self-Portrait
Weeks 6 & 7 Image and Text
Weeks 8 & 9 Introduction to Illustrator
Week 10 Introduction to Type - Spatial Concepts & Organizational Systems
Week 11 Personal Logo/Business Card
Week 12 Combining Vector and Raster Based Programs
Week 13 -15 Final Project


Weeks 8 & 9- Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Differences between vector and raster-based programs will be examined with the introduction of Illustrator. The majority of time will be spent working with the pen and selection tools to gain an understanding of anchor points, segments, direction lines and Bezier curves.
Exercise 1: Drawing with the Pen -Introduction to the pen and selection tools.
Exercise 2: Students will practice vector drawing by tracing over a line art image.
Hand-outs: Drawing with the Pen
Text resources: Chapter 1: Illustrator Interface; Chapter 2: How Illustrator Works; Chapter 4: Views; Chapter 5: Object Basics; Chapter 6: Select/Copy;
Chapter 9: Fill & Stroke; Chapter 10: Pen