Digital Art I (ART 138)

This course introduces the principles of aesthetics inherent to the effective construction of meaning in two-dimensional artwork while exploring options offered by combining traditional and digital techniques. The fundamentals of computer-based image creation will be introduced while challenging students' imagination and expanding their creative skills as visual communicators in our increasingly demanding aesthetic environment. Projects will explore the creation and analysis of artwork within the context of contemporary visual culture. Examples of historically significant as well as relevant contemporary artworks will be presented for review. Students who successfully complete this course will develop artworks demonstrating a working knowledge of the perceptual skills and techniques addressed in the studio, forming the basis for the creation of a portfolio of original work. This course is subject to a course fee.

Prerequisites

The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II with a minimum grade of C
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II with a minimum grade of C
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