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ART 221 Sequential Art and Visual Narrative
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: An introduction to the basic components of sequential art and visual narrative through the use of graphic illustration for artistic, illustration, entertainment, or game purposes. Sequential art is any type of visual storytelling done in a series of panels such as comic books or strips. This course places an emphasis on non-digital two-dimensional mediums. May be taken up to four times for credit.

Prerequisites: ART101, ART107, ART203

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: ART108, ART207, ART208, ART213

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Conceptualize and develop a three-act short story with a detailed setup, conflict, and resolution.

2. (Application Level) Develop and illustrate a completed visual storyboard through a process of various techniques such as thumbnails and gestural sketches.

3. (Evaluation Level) Interpret the visual devices used as symbolism in a work of art as it relates to the visual narrative.

4. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate and depict an understanding of the principles of design through panel layout, sequence, and composition.

5. (Application Level) Visually demonstrate an understanding of expressive anatomy and gesture as a narrative tool by the use of posture, facial expression, and physical traits.

6. (Evaluation Level) Accurately depict all visual elements in the frame displaying an understanding and personal interpretation of linear and atmospheric perspective.

7. (Application Level) Display an understanding of visual pace, rhythm, and direction through panel to panel transitions.

8. (Synthesis Level) Create a five page professional quality sequential work of art that demonstrates symbolism, timing, perspective, expression, and composition as a visual narrative.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation