AT 260 - Digital Art and Design
Credit Hours: 3
Computer Art and Design is an introductory course using digital media as a rich resource for artistic expression. It examines the computer’s unique capabilities and influence on traditional art forms such as design, printmaking, painting, and photography. The course will utilize current computer graphic design software. Basic computer knowledge is recommended before taking this course.
Fulfills SUNY General Education – The Arts.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate proficiency in using the Macintosh computer platform;
- demonstrate a working knowledge of several important art and design applications used during the course;
- discuss the potential of electronic imagery in image making and the effect of technology in art production;
- generate and manipulate imagery graphically through electronic means and incorporate it into art and design projects in adherence to the general principles of design and communication theory;
- discuss particular ethical issues that pertain to electronic media;
- critique work individually and in a group context;
- develop effective presentation techniques for critique and portfolio; and
- research and write a paper demonstrating an understanding of the history and practice of contemporary computer art and graphic design.
F/S (N, S)