Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GDES 116 - Digital Tools for the Visual Arts

(ARTD, GEIR, GEEL) (Credit cannot be received for both ARTT 116  and GDES 116 )

An introduction to the digital tools used in the visual arts and the social, cultural and ethical application of those tools. Students are exposed to the theory and function of the major software packages, basic digital design principles, and collaborative processes utilized in the visual arts. Topics include operating systems, typography, vector and bitmap imaging, page layout, PDF creation and editing, timeline-based video editing, file transfer, output, web, emerging technologies, and other material relative to the digital visual arts workflow. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly AR 116/GD 116.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective visual communication.
  • Produce graphic solutions that reflect independent research.
  • Demonstrate the ethical application of digital processes.
  • Engage in individual and collaborative creative problem solving that synthesizes discipline knowledge and cultural awareness.

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