GDES 120 - Introduction to Digital Arts
Creative use of the computer as a design tool and illustrative medium. Topics include elementary digital techniques as they relate to principles of design, color, composition, and spatial relationships. Students will create a series of illustrations involving freehand and technical drawing, rendering and composition using traditional and digital tools. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly GD 120.
4 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Create digital images using drawing, painting, and editing tools in raster-based medium.
- Use the elements and principles effectively in the creation of graphic or fine art images.
- Create digital images using drawing, rendering, and editing tools in vector-based medium.
- Explain the impact of resolution, bit depth, and physical size the quality of a digital image.
- Demonstrate data input using reflective and transparency scanners.
- Distinguish between output devices based on suitability for desired outcome.
- Communicate effectively using digital terminology as it applies to conventional artistic principles.
- Apply the digital tablet and other forms of digital input for digital image creation.
- Analyze a piece of digital art in a written critical review.
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