Fall 2014 - 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, 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 major requirement lower-division course for students pursuing an A&H undergraduate degree in the ATEC & EMAC Programs. 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 should have moderate computer navigation skills plus basic knowledge of online social etiquette and work ethic. Activities require regular access to a computer with internet capability and Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 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.
* Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Systems
Online e-books through the McDermott Library.
Students require an active UTD ID in order to access this reference.
* Computer access to eLearning for online classroom content.
* Personal storage device (approx 4GB flash drive for transport to/from ATEC labs).
* Access to digital cameras.
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