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Columbus State University

ARTS Courses

ARTS 1020. Introduction to Digital Design (0-6-3) Introduction to Digital Design is an introductory course structured to acquaint the beginning student with the basic visual concepts of art. Series of exercises and applied problems in visual organization; study includes line, texture, shape, size, space and color theory. Students will also apply critical & creative thinking to studio problems in order to increase their visual vocabulary through experimentation. These fundamental studio experiments are the visual groundwork for the student's critical, analytical, and perceptual skills. Students will gain an understanding of how computer software relates to generating and manipulating images; and will be required to gain a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator (Course fee required.)

ARTS 2020. Digital Arts & Design: Digital Concepts (0-6-3) Prerequisites: ARTS 1020 and 1030. This course will offer an overview of using digital tools to express basic themes of contemporary art. The course will be comprised of studio projects accompanied by class discussions, historical introductions and critiques. Some materials covered in the class will be a continuation of knowledge acquired in 2-D and 3-D design, but most techniques and ideas will be new forms of thinking and visual expression. This course will look at the role of digital technology throughout contemporary art practice. In this project-based course students will learn established workflows as well as strategies to foster a long-term knowledgebase of contemporary tools. (Course Fee required.)