NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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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.

Credits: 1

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ART 1115 Techniques: Digital Media, the student will:

  1. Understand an overview of digital media as both an art form and means of artist promotion.
  2. Demonstrate basic tools and techniques used in graphic software, including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  3. Discuss contemporary video art and the basics of video production.
  4. Use the internet as a tool for research and presentation.

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