Course Abstract Details

CGR-240, Digital Print Making

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-240, Digital Printmaking, is designed to teach the application of digital media as a fine art tool. This course deals with the use of computer tools to expand the limits of personal visual exploration. This course deals with digital fine art produced on the computer and printed archivally. Digital painting, digital collage, photopainting and mixed media applications will be explored. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-A-D and CGR-105. Three hours of lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring term.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: In general, this course will include projects, quizzes, assignments, group work, tests or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students should be ?informed practitioners? of digital art and be able to:   

1. use industry-standard software at an advanced level in the creation of original archival prints. (GE 4, PG1, 3) 

2. demonstrate an understanding of digital printmaking concepts and techniques through the production of a fine art print portfolio. (GE 1, 2, 5, PG3) 

3. demonstrate the understanding of contemporary issues in digital printmaking & new media art. (GE 1, 2, 7, PG4) 

4. demonstrate an understanding of art and design theory in the creation of aesthetically pleasing artifacts. (GE 2, 5, 6,7, PG2, 3) 

5. demonstrate a critical, historical, and conceptual understanding of their work and its relationship to other 21st century artists. (GE 1, 2, 6, 7, PG5) 

6. demonstrate the ability to analyze visual or textual material and communicate effectively on issues in contemporary art. (GE 1,2, 3, PG4) 

7. demonstrate the ability to carry out art-based aesthetic and conceptual research. (GE 1, 3, PG4) 

8. evaluate and assess the aesthetic principles associated with other designer?s works (GE 1,2, PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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