The Digital Intermedia Studio area offers students a wide variety of making experiences for print and screen including: image creation; time-based and interactive media; Internet and print publishing including artist's books; and exploration in new digital/electronic art forms. Students are able to work in a variety of digital formats, and are encouraged to explore hybrid (digital/traditional) concepts..
Students have 24-hour access to the Macintosh based Digital Media lab. Equipment includes Cintiq monitors, Epson Fine Art printers, and Epson art-quality flatbed scanners. Digital cameras and camcorders are available for student use.
ARTS 250 Introduction to Digital Media
Foundation computer course for studio artists. Basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision-making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended.
ARTS 350 Intermediate Digital Media
Intermediate studies in electronic arts with focus on digital imagemaking. Hands on exploration of digital media with focus on cross-media and interdisciplinary collaboration to create new media artworks; and understanding of presentation issues surrounding digital media for a variety of platforms. Course focus may vary each semester.
ARTS 450 Advanced Digital Media
Advanced concepts in digital media and electronic arts with emphasis on development of personal aesthetics, technical excellence, and development of cohesive bodies of work which demonstrate understanding of the relationships between content, form, and media. Course focus may vary each semester.
ARTS 451 Intermedia Studio
Advanced concepts in translating electronic media artworks from the virtual world to the tangible with emphasis on integration of traditional fine art media and electronic media. Explorations may include photography/digital imaging, digital painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation, public art, and performance works. Conceptual development and studio practice involves integrating vocabularies and production techniques from a diverse palette of artistic methodologies and tools.