Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Trent, Scott
Discipline and Number
ATEC 2382 Section 003
F Time 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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 design. 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 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:

Being Digital, Nicholas Negroponte

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.

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