Introduction to Computational Arts: Visuals
Consortium for Digital Arts & Technology (CDACT)
Stony Brook University and Coursera
Dr. Margaret Schedel and Catherine Katsafouros
This multidisciplinary production class serves as an introduction to, and exploration of electronic media in the arts. Lectures will cover concepts and presentations of artists working in various capacities with computers, as well as tutorials on specific software packages.
No prerequisites or prior knowledge needed. Familiarity with computers is helpful but not necessary.
Windows or Apple computer
Visual arts software: You may use either
Digication e-Portfolio account (links and details will be provided)
Course Learning Outcomes
Learners who successfully complete this course will have learned basic skills in Photoshop or Gimp. Throughout the 5-week course, students will learn to give critical feedback to their peers about technical and artistic matters through a grounding in the history of technology and the arts. A digital portfolio will showcase your work from this course.
Visual Arts Outcomes:
Create, edit, manipulate digital images using the basic functions of visual arts software
Demonstrate creative/conceptual awareness of visual design through peer critique
Produce artistic images using software
Textbook & Course Materials
Required Text: No required texts
by Bruce Wands
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
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