Course Description: This course provides an overview of illustration, its transition into the digital-age and hands-on digital application of foundational concepts and techniques. Students will be introduced to traditional art principles and learn how to apply those principles using digital applications and tools. The course will survey specialty areas of illustration and various software and techniques as applied to information and entertainment media. Learning Goals and Outcomes Lectures and demonstrations will provide instructions for each lesson. Students will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience using industry standard, state-of-the-art software. Specific learning objectives will be introduced for each lesson. By the end of the course, the goal is that as a digital artist, you would: By the end of the course, the goal is that as a digital artist, you would: 1. appropriately utilize media technologies available for digital illustration. 2. understand the different areas and roles of digital illustration. 3. understand how traditional methods relate to digital image production 4. understand and apply fundamental techniques of digital illustration. 5. understand and apply fundamental processes of creating appealing images 6. demonstrate the ability to use strategies for developing and creating aesthetically pleasing images.