Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
GID 37CARTOONINGFall 2012
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree,   Certificate of Achievement
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/05;12/9;1/10;1/27/11

1. Description -
Fundamentals of drawing cartoons for mass communication with a variety of styles and techniques. Emphasis on skills, concepts, humor, and design. Exploration of career opportunities.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 72 or GRDS 73A.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. produce cartoon illustrations, utilizing verbal or non-verbal humor.
  2. Employ emotional expression, clarity of ideas and a definite point of view.
  3. Demonstrate facility with hand tools and rendering surfaces.
  4. Utilize contemporary style trends.
  5. Display familiarity with cartooning occupations.
  6. Show a sensitivity to multi-cultural populations responding to cartoons.
  7. critically evaluate, define and discuss his or her own projects and the projects of student peers.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Drawing tables and a light table.
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities; Email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Cartooning as an occupation
    1. Comic books (Lec)
    2. Newspaper strips and panels (Lec)
    3. Political cartoons (Lec)
    4. Books and magazines (Lec)
    5. Greeting cards (Lec)
    6. Posters and advertising (Lec)
    7. Animation (Lec)
    8. Novelties (Lec)
  2. Gag-writing and humor (Lec)
  3. Animation story boards (Lec)
  4. Caricatures (Lec)
  5. Character development (Lec)
  6. Staging and design (Lec)
  7. Pacing (Lec)
  8. Hand skills with pen, marker and brush (Lec)
  9. Lines and tones (Lec)
  10. Culturally-diverse readership (Lec)
  11. Rendering Cartoons
    1. rendering of cartoon illustrations, utilizing verbal or non-verbal humor. (Lab)
    2. rendering of cartoon illustrations that employ emotional expression, clarity of ideas and a definite point of view. (Lab)
    3. rendering of cartoon illustrations demonstrate facility with hand tools and rendering surfaces. (Lab)
    4. rendering of cartoon illustrations that utilize contemporary style trends. (Lab)
    5. rendering of cartoon illustrations that display familiarity with cartooning occupations. (Lab)
    6. rendering of cartoon illustrations that show a sensitivity to multi-cultural populations responding to cartoons. (Lab)
  12. Critique and presentation (Lab)
    1. presenting works of art for peer review (Lab)
    2. evaluation of content, context, form and technique (Lab)

5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of cartoons produced. Evaluation of each project is determined by how completely it fulfills the parameters and goals of the assignment.
  2. Participation in group discussions and critiques.
  3. Reading, research & writing assignments.

7. Representative Text(s) -
Mc Cloud, Scott. Making Comics. New York, NY: Harper Perennial,2006.


8. Disciplines -
Graphic & Interactive Design
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Electronic discussions/chat, Laboratory, Demonstration, Class critiques.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Cartoon drawing assignments
  2. Character sketches
  3. Model sheets
  4. Animation timing sheets
  5. Drawing cartoons in TV, film and video and panel layout formats
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading assignments from assigned textbook.
  2. Reading of handouts.
  3. Reading of internet research sites.
  4. Writing for cartoons.
  5. Writing portfolio and artist's statements.
  6. Writing research reports.

13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA and Certificate of Achievement in Graphic & Interactive Design.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-12 11:25:07


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines