Digital Design and Animation

Digital Graphics and Animation is an introductory course in design, typography, and imaging techniques. The course includes topics such as digital composition, color, imaging, editing, and animation. Understanding design elements, as taught in Art 1, is essential in the creation of a successful product in this course. The student will use the computer software: Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, to produce and edit digital designs as well as to incorporate design principles when capturing digital images with the scanner and camera. Students will work with color, resolution, and halftones as well as other image enhancing strategies including outlining, cropping, digital manipulation, color correction, masking, and the use of channels, paths, background, and layers. Animation, both 2-D and 3-D, will be introduced in this course. Students enrolled in this course should consider themselves artistic, and should be computer literate .