New York City College of Technology

The City University of New York

COMD 3711 Section D030 • Vector Art Editing 

3 Credits  • Thursday 2:30 – 5:50pm  

•  Fall 2022 •  In Person 

Professor. Maureen Neuringer

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Course Description

Advanced techniques in creating and manipulating vector graphics for illustration and production. Topics of discussion include insights into the creative process through a detailed look at how to add dimension, texture, and color to line art. Technical differences in designing for print vs. the screen are covered. Students use professional software tools such as Adobe Illustrator on the Macintosh operating system.

Prerequisite: COMD 1162 

2 Class Hours, 2 lab hours, 3 credits

Recommended Text: Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Classroom in a Book, by Brian Wood
(ISBN-13: 978-0136412670) 

Adobe Press published by Peachpit Press

Required Materials:  Jump/Thumb Drive (2GB), 3-Ring Binder (Learning Journal) for notes, paper, pens, and pencils

Grade Allocation:     30% Homework 20% Midterm Project

    30% Critique, Lab & Discussions 20% Final Project

If a student finds they will not be able to present or hand in a project on the scheduled due date, it is their responsibility to notify the instructor PRIOR to the due date and request alternate arrangements. Points will be deducted for late projects and missed critiques. It’s better to turn in incomplete projects than late projects. If you turn in your work on time, you will have the opportunity to rework to improve your grade.

Academic Integrity Standards:

You are responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by the NYC College of Technology Student Handbook, “Student Rights & Responsibilities,” section “Academic Integrity Standards.” Academic dishonesty of any type, including cheating and plagiarism is unacceptable. “Cheating” is misrepresenting another student’s efforts/work as your own. “Plagiarism” is the representation of another person’s work, words, or concepts as your own. Information in reports or other academic assignments from sources must be accompanied by a citation in either footnotes, bibliography, or both.

Attendance Policy:

You are expected to attend all classes. Each class contains NEW information that is valuable to furthering your skill set. Attendance is taken and is important to success in this class. Both absences and arrival more than 15 minutes after the start of class will be marked. If excessive, the instructor will alert the student that they may be in danger of not meeting the course objectives and participation expectations, which could lead to a lower or failing grade.

Recording of Class Sessions:

Students who participate in this class with their camera on or use a profile image are agreeing to have their video or image recorded solely for the purpose of creating a record for students enrolled in the class to refer to, including those enrolled students who are unable to attend live. If you are unwilling to consent to have your profile or video image recorded, be sure to keep your camera off and do not use a profile image. Likewise, students who un-mute during class and participate orally are agreeing to have their voices recorded. If you are not willing to consent to have your voice recorded during class, you will need to keep your mute button activated and communicate exclusively using the “chat” feature, which allows students to type questions and comments live.


Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss their specific learning/presenting/testing needs. If you think you need such accommodation and have a documented disability, please contact the Center for Student Accessibility at 718-260-5143 to coordinate reasonable accommodations

Office Hours:

By Appointment: 

Contact Professor Neuringer – mneuringer@mneuringer

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