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Art/Graphics - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics 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. 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.

Credit recommendation:

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

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics 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. 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.

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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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 and white media; explain the appropriateness of specific media and/or style of execution to the subject; compose a page that uses illustration with type and Emphasizing shapes (Eyes, three-quarter view, line drawing with some added tone, tinted glass (bottles); draw major shapes first, then secondary shapes including reflection shapes; draw mechanical objects; employ focusing techniques; and attempt drawing blind three or four times.

Instruction:

Major topics 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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate continued growth in skills and understanding upon completion of Drawing I and illustrate in color.

Instruction:

Major topics 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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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 processes: assess 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, 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; synthesize results of research and brainstorming to develop several workable solutions to be tested on target audience; test the designs with the target audiences; 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; write an analytical self-evaluation for the project pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the design; provide constructive criticism to peer designs; increase design speed by arriving at design solutions through a series of short class exercises (time allowing); develop and design the following projects based on the design process listed above: A series of two environmental posters, ad campaign for an existing major product including a series of two print advertisements designed in a series of dimensions to accommodate various media.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics covered in this course include: 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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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 processes:assess 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; synthesize results of research and brainstorming to develop several workable solutions to be tested on target audience; test the designs with the target audiences; 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; write an analytical self-evaluation for the project pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the design; prepare a price quote for a design project; provide constructive criticism to peer designs; increase design speed by arriving at design solutions through a series of short class exercises (time allowing); develop and design the following projects based on the design process listed above: A corporate folder including with three inserts based on the corporate project completed in the Graphic Communication course and a packaging project consisting of a series of three, 3-dimensional packages for a fictitious company according to project specifications.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics include: 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 several advanced workable solutions for each project, 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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to develop and demonstrate skills in the basic techniques of painting different subject matter using oil paints. Emphasis is placed on the essential aspects of composition, lighting, and color choice.

Instruction:

Major topics 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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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 InDesign or QuarkXpress) 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; 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,  brainstorm solutions to the problem based on research results, synthesize results of research and brainstorming to develop several workable solutions to be tested on target audience, refine and advance solutions to professional designs based on instructor, peer, self, and target audience's critique and input, produce advanced layouts in which composition, color, and typography are fully resolved and technical execution is flawless; provide constructive criticism to peer designs; increase design speed by arriving at design solutions through a series of short class exercises (time allowing); develop and design the following projects based on the design process listed above: Two magazine spreads and masthead and contents page based on one of the magazine spreads.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Students master computerized layout and its relevant applications (i.e. Quark Xpress or 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. Methods of instruction include lecture and lab.

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).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
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: 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, proofing proofs; preparing documents for special finishes, preparing documents for 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; and synthesize theory with technical and creative skills to design a PDF portfolio for prospective employers.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics are: preparing digital files for print, color spaces, image formats, file resolutions, different print processes, binding and finishing techniques, creating Postscript and PDF files, papermaking processes, printing substrates, ordering a print job, working with pre-press bureaus and printers, and creating a PDF portfolio.

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).

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