Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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. Students will be encouraged to use divergent thinking in problem solving as a way to address emerging media.
This is a lower-level required course for students pursuing an A&H undergraduate degree in the Arts & Technology and Emerging Media & Communication 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.
There is no textbook required to purchase for this course as we will be referencing several books through Proquest at McDermott Library. Due to limited access through the library, a monthly membership to Safari Books online is recommended. The “Bookshelf” membership is ~$24/month and we will use this for 4 months.
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 CS5 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.