Digital Arts II - EL5720

Course Description

This is the second course for 0.50 credits in a two part Digital Arts course. Both courses combine for a total of  1.0 credit.

Digital Arts focuses on building a solid foundation of the elements of art and design: line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture. Topics include learning processes for evaluating artworks and identifying selected artists’ works, styles, and historical periods. Students learn 3D space in a 2D environment; filters, gradients, and highlights; and methods of working with color. By the end of this course, students will have created a unique portfolio of digital artwork, including repeating images to be used as a computer’s desktop background, a logo with text, two images scaled proportionally to one another, and a poster image and layout. Students advance their skills using Inkscape, a free open-source alternative to Adobe® Illustrator®, and also learn new tools such as the Spiral, Bezier, and Paint Bucket Tools.

Alta Independent Description
Course Number EL5720
Credits 0.50
Prerequisites Digital Arts I
Estimated Hours 60 Hours