Introduction to Digital Media (4)
This course introduces the theory and practice of creating art with digital tools. Students will utilize industry standard digital imaging, sound design, and animation programs. The basic theory and techniques of creating digital images with digital cameras and scanners will be covered. Capturing and editing digital audio will also be covered, plus the fundamentals of digital video. The course includes hands-on projects in image creation and editing, sound creation and editing, plus animation. It will stress the conceptual, aesthetic and technical concerns of digital media, emphasizing creativity and experimenting with the medium. The class will also provide an overview of the field of digital media art by exploring the works of prominent digital artists and a wide variety of career paths in the digital arts.