Jess Worby

Full Time Lecturer

Art & Design



College of Visual & Performing Arts 302A





The major studios involve intensive work and research in the student's area of concentration. Students investigate the aesthetic, conceptual, technical, and structural properties of chosen media through an individualized study program developed under the guidance of their major advisors. Through questioning and experimentation, students are expected to consolidate technique with the development of strong, expressive ideas. Informal critiques and individualized discussions are scheduled.

Conceptual development and visual communication. This course addresses the primary challenges of conceptual development and visual communication. This includes; design principles, expressive control, visual symbolism, composite meaning, basic sequencing, and the arrangement of text-image interactions.

Visual personalities, character development, the qualities and details of scenery. Apparel and accessories will be considered within a completed integration. Led in a workshop format, a wide range of traditional and digital media will be engaged.

Specialized areas in the field. Students are introduced, through projects, to a wide range of specialized areas within the field. Topics covered include children's book illustration, graphic novels, and editorial illustration. The course emphasizes in-depth conceptual explorations. By means of its directed public service design assignment, this course satisfies University Studies 5B.

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