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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Art 201: Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging explores the artistic possibilities for bitmap (pixel) and vector imaging across a variety of mediums and styles. Some of the types of works include collages, 2D animation, photography, illustration, poster design, album design, etc. Students are not merely working to produce attractive images, but we will also investigate how their works create alternative worlds and how they speak to and question their own. This is an interdisciplinary course. As a participant in this journey, students are expected to open their minds to the range of options that occur when boundaries between art, design, philosophy, and technology erode.

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:

  • Create a variety of bitmap and vector images that communicate ideas you have developed.
  • Distinguish, compare, and contrast diverse points of view and alternative conclusions to your creative problems.
  • Learn about the histories of artists working with the digital image and the ways that they have created compelling works that connect with contemporary society.
  • Become comfortable working in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn to solve technical issues on your own.
  • Think more critically about art that you experience in the world and the impact that art has on society.