ARTS 203

Introduction to Digital Arts

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 8, 2018 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course explores computer based image-making and printing technologies. Through the investigation of various printing materials, students will have the opportunity to produce two and three-dimensional projects using contemporary methods. Students will gain hands-on experience with digital drawing tools, photographic and graphic designs using image based software while learning about the formal elements and principles of design. Art theory and practice will be presented in conversation with lectures and peer review. Professional artists and designers using these processes in their work will be highlighted in the course.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Use a computer to translate imagery into digital form, working from both observation and imagination.
  • Apply basic visualization techniques with digital media using a variety of materials.
  • Application of formal elements and principles of design in projects.
  • Utilize related vocabulary through visual and verbal means.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness within ones own work and their peers work.
  • Discuss contemporary artists and designers, highlighting underserved populations and people of color using these methods in their own artistic practice according to Metro States mission.