Spring 2013 - 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 design. Computer images are prepared for multiple delivery environments, including internet, mobile devices, games, and animation. Students will apply the techniques of digital imaging using tools in creative applications, in concert with foundational knowledge of the elements and principles of design. 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 and Communications 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.
Books for the course will be assigned the first day of class. There is no standard textbook for the curriculum.
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.