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ART 116 Computer Animation

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    Feb 02, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This was a really good course for allowing yourself opportunity to create in a variety of methods. It is a great primer course for intro to the Adobe creative suite software: PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The professor was really laid back and easy to follow. She gave very interesting assignments that gave opportunity to step out of your comfort zone. It was a very fun and engaging class.

    Course highlights:

    I was able to receive good entry level skills in PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign (which I continue to use now quite frequently for so many project needs for both personal and college). She assigned a digital editing self-portrait, designing a logo/brand for a made up company on a professional level, and for our final we did a mock-up magazine in a group setting of collaboration. We chose the theme of the magazine (geek themed), chose topics and requirements of material inside and for creating the front/back covers. We wrote articles and provided a variety of necessary images, etc. We were able to take it to print and each of us on our team (#4 of us) brought a hard copy of the magazine to presentation and could keep for portfolio needs. It was 20+ pages and I made an A. I loved the experiences from this course.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to be a self-starter type of student and enjoy creating and designing, even if just a little bit. You would need to have decent computer skills and not feel intimated about learning new software and be a quick learner. (if you do not have these skills, the course might prove to be on the difficult side) Spend extra time playing around with functions etc within the creative software to get familiarized with the variety of functions to allow yourself to be more fluid with the designing softwares' abilities.

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