ART 125 - Introduction to Computer Graphics
The study of Visual Communication theory relating to applied arts fields such as advertising and editorial design, animation, gaming, and web design. Students are introduced to vector and raster graphic programs on Macintosh computers, and learn how to develop initial thumbnail sketches into final design comprehensives. Other topics include digital photography, scanning, image manipulation, color correction, and typography.
Prerequisite: ART 105 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, BIT 108 introduction to PC and Windows or equivalent.
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Apply classical design theory to page layout, typographical composition and image manipulation.
2. Employ knowledge regarding various vector, raster and page layout digital software.
3. Articulate verbally and in written form the inherent process for conceiving a visual communication piece, such as a poster, print media advertisement or program cover.
4. Recognize significant cotemporary and historic graphic designers that were integral to the development of several design movements.
5. Describe verbally and in written form distinguishing characteristics relating to several design movements.
6. Investigate various professions relating to various visual communication fields, such as editorial design, advertising design, corporate design, book design, music/record design, information design, and animation.
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