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Essential Objectives

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Fall 2024 | ART-1210-VO01 - Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 13 (as of 07-21-24 3:05 PM)
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Faculty

Susannah Gravel
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Dana Lee

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Digital and Technical Literacy
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the industry-standard software package for professional graphic designers for use in digital image manipulation, digital illustration, and page layout. Students will learn basic navigating skills within the Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students will learn how to select, modify, adjust, combine, and manipulate pre-existing digital raster images, as well as the basic method for creating new vector images from scratch. Students will then investigate how these images can be integrated with type to create a page layout.


Essential Objectives

1. Demonstrate fundamental skills using Photoshop (bitmap/raster images), Illustrator (vector graphics), and InDesign (page layout) for use in print and web application.
2. Import and export files between software packages, including usage of various file formats.
3. Demonstrate methods for optimizing size, color, and quality of images and/or photographs using Photoshop for print and web applications.
4. Create vector graphics and utilize tools to create, resize, and design type in Illustrator.
5. Create basic page layout using key tools such as parent pages and style sheets within InDesign. Examine and discuss traditional methods of design and pre-press, with reference to the art historical, social, and cultural context.
6. Demonstrate the ability to properly store data, set appropriate permissions for cloud-based files and applications, and apply file management and file packaging processes on local and remote networks.
7. Examine and discuss images in their current and historical contexts with attention to the ethical use of information and technology.
8. Discuss how digital technologies can perpetuate systems of inequality and/or can be used as tools for social transformation.
9. Create individual projects and display in a professional manner.


Required Technology

Students in this course will need access to the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite available on lab computers at CCV academic centers and/or on a home laptop or desktop computer. For personal computers, this software can be purchased directly from Adobe for an annual plan of $19.99 per month (note that an annual commitment is required). To get student pricing, you will need to use your CCV email address.

Please note: Adobe Creative Cloud software requires a desktop or laptop, and usage on Chromebooks may be limited. Please consult the system requirements below.

Adobe Creative Cloud system requirements can be found here. Individual applications can be downloaded separately, and requirements may vary. Links to requirements for Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop are below.

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

If you have difficulty in acquiring or accessing these resources for your course, please contact your advisor or financial aid counselor to see if there are assistance programs available to you.

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

ART-1210-VO01 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.