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ART 107
Fundamentals of Digital Art


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Humanites Performance/Fine Arts]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
An introductory course in which students explore the practical uses and creative possibilities of digital media through Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is on understanding the basic tools and techniques for individual expression and visual problem-solving. No experience necessary.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the difference between vector and raster graphics.
  • Identify basic tools and techniques of both Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Select and apply the appropriate tools for desired results.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to visual problem solving.
  • Define the potential application of digital skills in a variety of work environments.
  • Express topics of personal interest and meaning through digital art.
  • Explain and apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to digital art.
  • Demonstrate ethical and responsible use of media and information.

  • Course Topics
  • Major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to digital art
  • Ethical and responsible use of media and information
  • Adobe Illustrator:
    • Draw and fill vector paths; emphasis on Illustrator's pen tool
    • Create complex paths using pathfinder and path commands
    • Create custom brushes
    • Create gradients and blends
    • Work with type - selecting appropriate fonts and treatment for working with words
  • Adobe Photoshop:
    • Make and edit precise selections in Photoshop
    • Retouch, mask, and enhance photos using image adjustments
    • Distort, airbrush, manipulate color, and use layer blending and adjustment layers for expressive qualities
    • Use source images appropriately and responsibility
    • Work with personal photographers

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ART 107
    Spring 2016
    7429
    Margaret Jamison
    ART 107
    Fall 2015
    7398
    Margaret Jamison
    ART 107
    Spring 2015
    1574
    Margaret Jamison
    ART 107
    Winter 2015
    1567
    Margaret Jamison
    ART 107
    Winter 2015
    1574
    Margaret Jamison


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
    X
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.