ART 1115 - Techniques: Digital Media
This course is an introductory-level course designed to investigate the role of digital media in art and visual literacy. Students will gain experience with basic graphics software, explore the use of the Internet for research and communication, and discuss topics related to graphic design, contemporary art, and digital culture. Students will have nearly 24/7 access to a computer lab with current design software used as the industry standard. They will develop technical and critical thinking skills while learning how to construct and manipulate digital images. These skills will also be used to create a web-based portfolio. This portfolio will be an ongoing project throughout the semester.
Instructional Method Lecture/Lab
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ART 1115 Techniques: Digital Media, the student will:
- Understand an overview of digital media as both an art form and means of artist promotion.
- Demonstrate basic tools and techniques used in graphic software, including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
- Discuss contemporary video art and the basics of video production.
- Use the internet as a tool for research and presentation.
PO#1 Application of Foundation Principles: Employ the elements of art and design and compositional principles in 2-D and 3-D work.
PO#2 Observation: Produce accurate and proportional representations of real space and objects.
PO#3 Conceptual Application: Create work using foundation principles to convey a concept or idea.
PO#4 Craftsmanship: Demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship and technical ability in working with a range of 2D and 3D materials.
PO#5 Articulation: Use art and design related vocabulary that is both relevant and appropriate in discussing visual artwork.
PO#6 Historical: Discuss different historical and cultural influences in art and design.
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