Dana Freeman, "Sky/Water, 2013", digital photograph

Above: Dana Freeman, "Sky/Water, 2013", digital photographs

In this art class you'll create images using digital photography. We'll cover the basics of camera use, image editing, and formal and conceptual concerns, through readings, quizzes, exercises and 5 assignments designed to challenge you to creatively express your ideas while learning techniques.  You will also be required to visit a photography exhibit, then write a short response. An SLR digital camera, with "manual" setting option, is very strongly recommended. Point and shoot cameras may reduce your creative potential in the 5 photography assignments, though it need not affect your grade.  Printing will be discussed, but not required. 

This course introduces the technical/creative aspects of graphic design, the design process, and industries of design.  You will be exposed to preparing artwork for print and web production in both traditional and digital environments.  Characteristics of different design environments and movements, color, design principles, typography, and new media are also explored.

This course includes at least two studio hours per week.

Graphic Design II Independent Study.