ART 216 - Digital Design Tools
An introduction to core layout, vector, bitmap, and document-sharing software used in graphic design. Coursework includes necessary competencies for the graphic design program. Graphic Design and/or Multimedia and Design Students must take this course as a graded option and earn a B- or better for the course to count in the core sequence of courses
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify underlying concepts attributed to each of these programs and how they can work together. Specifically: Demonstrate competency with basic computer literacy, file management and be able to identify key terminology; describe differences between, and uses for, core graphic and digital imaging software used in media design.
2. Use Google Suites as the document sharing software.
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commands/menus/palettes/functions for vector-based software.
4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commands/menus/palettes/functions for bitmap software.
5. Locate and use imagery, and provide attribution for imagery, that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing (measurement: internet search exercises and projects).
6. Explain the rationale behind your design project–its benefits, and how it solves the project objectives.
7. Form an analysis that uses critical thinking to determine whether a design achieves its desired objectives.
8. Create a minimum of the following: one multi-layer image using bitmap software, one finished work using vector software.
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