Media Design A & B (2 Credits): Using a variety of tools and visual exercises this course will introduce the student to organizing elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Elements such as line, space, texture, value, colour, and spatial illusion will be related to the principles of design (balance, proportion, repetition, contrast, harmony, unity, point of emphasis, and visual movement) to enable the student to employ visual awareness and dynamics in the field of two-dimensional design. Critical evaluation skills will play a key part in individual class discussion and group critiques. An opportunity for portfolio building will be a key component.
Digital Imaging & Manipulation (2 Credits): This course will introduce students to still image manipulation techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how to input their own captured images, or those from digital sources and manipulate the image for various digital or print outputs. Tools and commands covered will include colour correction, image fixes, multi-image compositing, layering, masking, adding text and effects. Students will develop skills and knowledge related to digital imaging in still and motion formats. The main focus will be on still image (photographic) applications with a basic introduction to videography as a tool in various applications. Focus, composition, and exposure will form the groundwork that will combine with other technical aspects to provide students with a strong foundation of practical imaging skills.
- Art kit and materials are provided