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Kurt Stoskopf

Associate Professor

Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Office Mailing Address
James E. Booth Memorial Bldg, Room 1530 52 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623-5604 VP: 129.21.167.52

Kurt Stoskopf

Associate Professor

Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BFA, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Internal Reports/Manuscripts/Articles
Stoskopf, Kurt. A Portfolio Handbook [Ronald D. Dodge Memorial Grant]. Rochester: NTID, 10 Dec. 2013. Print.
Uninvited Presentations
Stoskopf, Kurt. "Graphic Storytelling as part of the Classroom Curriculum for Deaf Students." 2013 CAID National Conference. Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 27 Jun. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Stoskopf, Kurt. "If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me." Camp Discovery Retreat. Texas School for the Deaf/ Educational Resource Center on Deafness. Killeen, TX. 12 Apr. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Stoskopf, Kurt. Deaf Creative Arts Festival. 23 Sep. 2011. Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. Exhibit.

Currently Teaching

NAIS-130
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the skills needed for the successful production and manipulation of raster and vector images using image creation and production software. Students will work in bitmap and vector applications, producing and editing with the tools and techniques offered by the software programs such as selection techniques, basic layer controls, digital masking, image correction and enhancement. Additional topics will include the relevance of image size, resolution and file format specifications when working with raster and vector images. Comprehension and correct usage of terminology and concepts are emphasized.
NAIS-140
3 Credits
Students will learn how to work through steps of the graphic design process, starting with the identification and research of design problems, and the intended message and the target audience, to development of basic graphic design solutions presented visually through clear, well-executed layouts created by both traditional and electronic means. Fundamental graphic design and typographic principles, elements, techniques and vocabulary used in design problem solving will be introduced. Students in this course will also learn about areas/categories of graphic design, creating examples such as posters, book/CD covers and logos. Topics covering selecting appropriate printing papers, professional practices, psychology of color, and critique methods will also be introduced.
NGRD-221
3 Credits
This course includes the study of a survey of art and design movements, designers, and typographers who have made significant contributions to the field of Graphic Design.
NGRD-230
3 Credits
This course will provide students with skills and techniques used in areas of digital illustration, including comparison of techniques and functions of vector and bitmap software programs to create professional-quality renderings. Various kinds of illustration will be introduced, including editorial, book, and information illustration (illustrated charts and graphs). Students will have the opportunity to create professional quality illustrations for various audiences and media.