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Digital Art and New Media

Semester and Year SU 2014
Course Number ARTS-UG1635
Section 001
Instructor Phil Sanders
Days Tue,Thu
Time 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement


Session I: May 27 - July 3


Digital media and visual communication have changed work, play, how we relate to the world. Given motivation, knowledge, and access, anyone can create and distribute media, from the written word to images, sound, video, animation, and interactivity. We draw and paint, construct, edit, and compose images and digital media that lead to new ways of creating work, new design criteria, and new aesthetics. When digital imaging is combined with time-based media or interactivity we find new ways of seeing our environment, ourselves. This project-based studio course, designed for beginning to intermediate students, explores ways of constructing images, time-based media and interactivity. In the computer lab, we focus on methods of creating digital media and art, including painting programs, digital image editing, authoring interactivity and time-based work. Critiques of individual student work, readings, and discussion will examine the evolving formal criteria, aesthetics and social implications of this work. Readings include selections from Paul Klee's Pedagogical Sketchbook and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy’s Vision in Motion. We will visit exhibits of digital work, on-line and in New York.

Course Type

Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)

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