GRDSN 125: Computer Drawing
Course Syllabus

Instructor: Staff (TBD)


A COMPASS reading assessment score of 80 or above or an ASSET reading score of 40 or above and concurrent enrollment in GRDSN 101, 102 or permission of instructor.

Concurrent enrollment:

GRDSN 101, 102, 103 or permission of instructor

Course Description:

This is an intermediate course in drawing fundamentals using the computer. Students will develop the techniques employed by working graphic artists and strive to quickly create representational drawings for concept and layout development and communication to clients, designers, photographers, illustrators and associates.

Course Outline


Drawing A contemporary Approach, by Sale and Betti, 6th edition

Teaching / Learning Strategies:
Activities include but are not limited to:

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Computer illustration with vector and raster drawing software
  • Working within a format
  • Drawing thumbnail and rough layout sketches
  • Working with a grid system
  • Team work with students from another college
  • Scanning drawings
  • Placing computer illustrations in various softwares
  • Exploring the functions of color
  • Organizing the picture plane
  • Developing concepts and layouts for projects in GRDSN 123, Design Projects III


Attendance Policy:

Attendance is crucial to your progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class.
The attendance policy is as follows:

3 Credit Course:  More than 6 absences = 0.0
4 Credit Course:  More than 8 absences = 0.0

Two late attendances = one absence.


Make-up Policy:

For an absence to be excused a student will need to communicate to their instructor via email prior to an absence.

Students need to complete any work missed by the next class period, or by instructor arrangement.

If the above criteria are not met the absence will be applied to the attendance policy.


Grading / Evaluation Policy:

Depending on the course, the instructor will supply a point based grading system or a scoring rubric to set “a standard of performance” to communicate the expectations of quality around specific exercises or projects.

In order to receive a grade for the course, all projects and exercises must be completed and received on the server by the end of the quarter.

Some courses are in sequence. If you receive a failing grade in a course, you may have to come back the following year to complete the SFCC Graphic Design A.A.S. degree.

Note: This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and the faculty may make appropriate changes. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.

Note: This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and appropriate changes may be made by the faculty. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.


Revised 1/20/2014

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