ART 211 - Digital Imaging

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the use of image editing software for the creation of dynamic images for print, web and multi-media applications. Special attention is given to scanning images, resolution formulas, appropriate file formats, color correction, organization of images, printing and prepress production, color management and image compositing. Students will be given hands-on instruction on Apple Macintosh computers using current image editing software. Contemporary and historic styles in imaging, photography and composition will be introduced with an emphasis on aesthetic, technical, and conceptual practices. Demonstration, discussion and formal critiques will augment studio work.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate the fundamental skills of image manipulation, composition and compositing techniques.
Use online search tools for college-level research using appropriate hardware and software.
Print raster-based graphics on black and white and color printers.
Produce content as an effective form of visual communication.
Communicate issues of critical thinking skills through the creation of digital artworks and participation in the formal critique process.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Information Technology (TC)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: ART 122 and ART 130