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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Art/Graphics - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to write calligraphy in a number of Hebrew and English fonts and styles and prepare camera-ready copy of invitations, plaques, ketubot, family trees, awards and honoraria.

Instruction:

Major topics are:  Hebrew and English lettering using a wide variety of calligraphy materials, traditional style sculpting, spacing between letters; common and unique layout styles; illumination of the work, preparation of camera-ready copy of invitations, plaques, ketubot, family trees, awards, and honoraria.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation). (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

52 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: utilize an industry-standard digital illustration software application (i.e. Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw) to create professional designs at an advanced level; master the technical use of the tools and menu options to create professional designs; demonstrate a thorough understanding of the computer software application's capabilities; demonstrate increased levels of comfort and speed in using the computer software application; and synthesize theory with technical and creative skills to provide multiple solutions to technical challenges. Emphasis is placed on fostering independence in the learning process so that students can continue to upgrade their skills independently long after they have completed this course.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: mastery and synthesis of technical and creative skills in utilizing an industry-standard vector graphics illustration computer application. These skills are essential to produce digital illustrations and vector graphics on the computer.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

52 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: utilize an industry-standard digital image manipulation software application (i.e. Adobe Photoshop) to create professional designs at an advanced level; master the technical use of the tools and menu options to create professional designs; demonstrate a thorough understanding of the computer software application's capabilities; demonstrate increased levels of comfort and speed using the computer software application; and synthesize theory with technical and creative skills to provide multiple solutions to technical challenges. Emphasis is placed on fostering independence in the learning process so that students can continue to upgrade their skills independently long after they have completed this course.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: mastery and synthesis of technical and creative skills in utilizing an industry-standard digital image manipulation computer application. These skills are essential to create and manipulate pixel-based images on the computer. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Draw from observation in a variety of black-white media using appropriate media and/or style of execution for the subject; compose a page that uses illustration with type and basic elements of pictorial symbolism as it is used in illustration; communicate visually by making creative, artistic decisions. 

Instruction:

Topics covered are: introduction to the art of drawing and illustration with regard to its practice, theory and appreciation, the fundamental principles of line, tone, texture, perspective and composition. Students complete drawings using black and white media and explore their effects and applications in their illustrations.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Draw from observation in a variety of black-white media as well as color; choose specific media and/or style of execution as they support and enhance understanding and appreciation of the subject; compose a page that uses illustration with type and basic elements of pictorial symbolism as it is used in illustration; communicate visually by making creative, artistic decisions.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: an introduction to the art of drawing and illustration with various types of color media, the fundamental principles of line, tone, texture, perspective and composition. Students explore a wide range of colored mediums and investigate their effects and uses on the drawing.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: execute professional designs through the following process: comprehend the design problem being presented based on the client’s requirements and needs, target market, consumer demographics, and practical constraints (e.g. deadlines, budget, production techniques); conduct research to gain a thorough understanding of the client, target audience and demographics, product, and competitors’ products; utilize the internet as a research tool; conduct simple surveys with target audience; develop personality sheets based on ideal target audience; brainstorm solutions to the problem based on research results; refine and advance solutions to professional designs based on instructor, peer, self, and target audience’s critique and input; produce professional designs in which composition, color, and typography are fully resolved and technical execution is flawless.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: the development and practical application of research, creative, and technical skills in visual communication according to client specifications, consumers' needs, and practical constraints, development of several workable solutions for each project, and professional production of final design. Emphasis is on creating a unique approach to the design while retaining the brand identity that the company has built for itself. Professionally, portfolio-oriented project designed in this course include a poster series, an advertising campaign, and a corporate identity package.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the pieces of a project plan such as scope, task, due dates, and resources; identify different parts of a project timeline: planning, analysis, and designing; demonstrate and identify what a deliverable is; identify typical issues in project management; demonstrate a basic understanding of best practices for communicating with clients and peers; create an industry standard Self-Identity, Resume and Web-Portfolio.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: continued development and practical application of research, creative, and technical skills in visual communication according to client specifications, consumers' needs, and practical constraints, development of individual identity design, development of individual portfolio website, professional production of final design. Emphasis is placed on creating a unique approach to the design while retaining the brand identity that the company has built for itself. Professionally, portfolio-oriented project designed in this course include a folder with three inserts and a series of three package designs for a commercial product.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize, choose, use and care for the basic tools of painting and paints, use the basic techniques of painting different subject matter using oil paints, with an emphasis on the essential aspects of composition, lighting and color choice.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: various techniques in painting with oil paints from proper care and usage of brushes to painting surfaces, paints and mediums and an introduction to a variety of painting techniques and styles. Students produce a minimum of four paintings of different themes. Each assignment explores a different painting technique and style.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

52 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: utilize an industry-standard digital layout software application (i.e. Adobe InDesign or Quark Xpress) to create professional designs at an advanced level; master the technical use of the tools and menu options to create professional designs; demonstrate a thorough understanding of the computer software application’s capabilities; demonstrate increased levels of comfort and speed in using the computer software application; synthesize theory with technical and creative skills to provide multiple solutions to technical challenges.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: Students master computerized layout and its relevant applications (i.e.  Adobe InDesign) along with advanced study and theory of publication layout and design). During this course, two projects including magazine spreads and a masthead and contents page are completed.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Art (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

Version 1 and 2: 54 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: September 2009 - March 2016. Version 2: April 2016 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply basic marketing strategies to product design; choose and use appropriate Adobe programs expertly; prepare files for print including: document setup, color selection, image format selection, scanning techniques, specifying files resolution, trapping procedures, adding print marks and bleeds to files, installing printers, saving postscript files, creating PDF files and proofing proofs; prepare documents for special finishes and binding; demonstrate the ability to request a price quote and order a print job; maintain viable backup system of files; provide constructive criticism to peer designs; synthesize theory with technical and creative skills to design a PDF portfolio for prospective employers.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Topics covered are: Basic principles and design process of Adobe Indesign and Photoshop; students begin the design process with brainstorming and researching. All production steps and techniques to produce pictorial booklets and similar projects by learning assorted topics including the proper use of master pages, styles and auto-flow.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Art (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

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