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Digital Art and Design Focus
Digital Media Technology

About Digital art and Design

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of digital art and designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028. Digital artists and designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers.

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Courses in Digital Media Technology are offered on rotated basis. Click here to see a PDF of the current planned rotation

The following courses are offered in the Digital Art and Design Focus Area:

ART 2910 - Introduction to Graphic Design.(0-6-3) F, S. Concept and communication development of black-and-white compositional studies and an introduction to color applications. Prerequisites & Notes: ART 1110, or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

ART 2920 - Digital Imaging for Design.(0-6-3) S. Simplification of an object into black-and-white form and subsequent color translations. Prerequisites & Notes: ART 1110, or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

ART 3200 - Digital Art I.(3-3-3) F, S. An introduction to the concepts, principles and techniques related to the use of computers and digital technology as a visual arts medium, and as a means toward creative self-expression. Prerequisites & Notes: ART 1000 and ART 1110 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

ART 3201 - Digital Art II.(3-3-3) F, S. Continuation of ART 3200 with further mastery of the subject matter and techniques. Prerequisites & Notes: ART 3200. May be repeated once with permission of the Art & Design Department Chair. Credits: 3

ART 3912 - Interactive/Motion Graphics I.(0-6-3) F. An introduction to effective visual problem-solving in interactive/motion graphics design. Fundamentals of interactive media will be emphasized. Prerequisites & Notes: ART 1110 and ART 2910. Limited to students pursuing Graphic Design minor, admitted to Graphic Design BA or BFA program, or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

ART 3922 - Interactive/Motion Graphics II.(0-6-3) S. Effective visual problem-solving in interactive/motion graphics design. Fundamentals of animation/motion design will be emphasized. Prerequisites & Notes: ART 3912, or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

Students in this focus area are strongly encouraged to pursue the Graphic Design Minor. The 18-hour Graphic Design minor allows students to gain training in design thinking (concepting, prototyping, iteration, testing) to solve visual communication design problems in print and interactive/motion graphics. Students will develop a working knowledge of aesthetic and design principles.

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