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ARTS 203 Introduction to Digital Arts

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.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective January 8, 2018 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • 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 one¿s 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 State¿s mission.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Digital Arts Cinel, Zoe Books Course details