Digital Art

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Media Arts I.This course introduces the student to basic skills needed in sculptural and three-dimensional design. Students will develop concepts and technical skills through the use of a variety of materials including: paper, wood, plaster, clay, wire, and stone. Students will learn proper and safe use of the basic tools required to create works in 3D. Students will use historical and contemporary art as a departure point for designing works of their own. This is a beginning course; no previous experience is necessary. No Prerequisite

Media Arts II

In this level II class, students will continue to explore their own creative voice and develop skills in digital art, animation, digital photography, motion graphics, interactive art, and illustration. Students will express themselves creatively through the latest technology available to artists and designers today including a new Mac lab, Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator), iPads and creative apps. This studio-based class focuses on the principles of art and design, the study of media arts in our surroundings, hands-on experimentation, and critique. Students will be able to work on more advanced, longer term projects with student-driven and directed projects within Media Arts II.

Media Arts I, Digital Art I, or Animation I is required.

Media Arts III

In this level III class, students will continue to create personal art through technology and build skills using the latest industry standard software and tools including a new Mac lab, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), iPads, and creative apps. Media arts practices of digital art, graphic design, photo manipulation, motion graphics, interactive art, illustration, and animation are further explored in this course. This studio-based class focuses on design principles, design history, new techniques and trends, careers in media arts, hands-on experimentation, and critique. Students will have the opportunity for more choice-based projects within Media Arts III. 

Media Arts II is required.