Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Wheeler, Susan
Discipline and Number
ATEC 2382 Section 003
F Time 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Course Title
Computer Imaging

Description of Course:

The nature of this course is to integrate technical ability with visual communication as they relate to digital art and the design problems within. Computer images are prepared for multiple delivery environments, including internet, games, and animation. Students will apply the techniques of digital imaging using tools in Adobe Photoshop software, in concert with foundational knowledge of the elements and principles of art.

This is a lower-level required course for students pursuing an A&H undergraduate degree in the Arts & Technology Program. The course is a full 16-week session, meeting once a week for 2:45 hours per week in a computer lab environment. Additional time outside of class is required to complete assignments. Course delivery is blended online, lecture and lab environment. Students will need a NetID and access to the internet for eLearning content.

Required Texts:

• Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Systems - This is an online e-books Free access through the McDermott Library
• Online Adobe TV account: http://tv.adobe.com/library
See Syllabus for a complete list of suggested materials

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students should have moderate computer navigation skills plus basic knowledge of online social etiquette and work ethic. Complete the assignments and turn them in on time - no deadline extensions. Activities require regular access to a computer with internet capability and Adobe Photoshop Extended CS3 or higher installed. Students will need a NetID to access lab computers and eLearning, plus a UTD ID number to access additional instructional materials through UTD Library.

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