Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: n/a
Course Objectives: - To create art using digital imaging tools. - To gain an understanding of the context of computer imaging as it relates to contemporary art practice. - To achieve a level of comfort with the tools and techniques needed to create digital artwork. -To experiment with new ways to connect digital technology to your own art making practice. -Explore the context of the World Wide Web as a place for cultural exchanges and experiences
Course Content: Art 350 is an introduction to creating, manipulating, outputting graphic images for artistic intent. Through readings, lectures, discussions, critiques, writing, and art making, we will explore what makes the computer and digital media unique in the expression of artistic ideas. We will utilize high-resolution flatbed scanners, digital cameras, a large format inkjet printer, graphics tablets, and the software program Adobe Photoshop CS5. While this is a studio course in which we will learn software and techniques, there will also be a strong focus on the content of the digital art works created in class.
Method of Presentation: Lectures, discussions, demonstrations, critiques
Method of Evaluation: Psychological Self-Portrait 15% Social Critique 15% Artistic Mapping 15% Collaborative Animation 15% Final Printed Project 20% Homework Assignments/Quizzes 15% Participation 5% Digital Art projects will be graded based on: -Originality of concept -Execution of concept -Technical proficiency -Overall presentation and craftsmanship -Quality of written statement -Critique participation -Effort and experimentation -Punctuality and following directions