Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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

Course Outcomes:
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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