May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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VCMT 2550 - Imaging III

Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology
Academic Discipline: Visual Communication Media and Technology
Assistant Dean: Vincent Palombo PhD
3 Credit(s)
This course will cover advanced vector & raster imaging techniques. Vector imaging techniques will cover information graphics, cartography, package design, 3 D gradient mesh, and technical illustration. Students will produce samples for their portfolio that demonstrate their skills in image manipulation, including advanced color correction, advanced photo retouching techniques, and photo montage.  UG
4 Lab Hour(s)
1 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take VCMT 1550  with a minimum grade of C-

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Create drawings and graphics using vector based software.

Vector Exercises – first 10 weeks
2. Produce informational graphics, including charts, 3D graphics, and technical drawings. Vector Exercises – first 10 weeks

3. Demonstrate an advanced competency in the use of tools and techniques for capturing, color correcting, retouching and transforming digital images. 

Raster Exercises – last 4 weeks, all image projects will demonstrate proper resolution for distribution method.

4. Evaluate the work of others and themselves. 

Critiques for some projects including self-portrait last 4 weeks of the semester.

5. Build samples for student’s portfolio. 

All Projects throughout the semester.

6. Complete work within deadlines. 

No late work on any projects accepted without valid excuse all projects throughout the semester.

7. Follow copyright laws and ethical use of images in graphics. 

Provide sources and terms of use for images obtained from outside sources. Third week of the semester.

8. Create a self-portrait using story telling techniques, images, and that shows creativity. 

Self Portrait Project, last 4 weeks of the semester.


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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