Digital Design 1
Students explore the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications of digital imaging to create original work. Students produce digital still images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers to measure artistic growth. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and consumption of art materials. Students enrolled in Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 1 will be working with Photoshop CC and will have the opportunity to earn industry certification.
Every day students enrolled in this course will need to bring...
1. A 4 gig or larger flash drive
2.A #2 Pencil
3.A black ink pen
4. Paper to place in your binder for note taking, sketching, planning and homework
5. A 2 inch binder with plastic cover
6. An SD card at least 2 gigs in size
7. Highly recommended, but optional: A digital camera if you do not have a camera, one can be checked out through the Media Center after you have signed the Camera Borrower's Policy.
Bennett's Tips for Success:
I am so happy that you chose this class and are allowing me to share what I am most passionate about, graphic design and art! I am a professional artist and want to help you become one too. In order to make that happen I need you to keep an open mind, act in a respectful and professional way at all times, and be willing to work hard. I promise that you will never regret putting your best foot forward each and every day. In addition, please remember to ...
1. ALWAYS label your work properly in the following format:
lastname_what it is.jpg. Always send the Jpeg rather than the PSD file...BUT always keep the PSD file handy in case I need you to make revisions.
If you send me something titled tutorial.jpg, it will not be graded.
2. ALWAYS share your work via Google Drive to the following email account: email@example.com. Make sure to specify what you are sending by filling in the comments area appropriately. For example, instead of using the subject "Bell Ringers" Be more specific and say Shape your Text, Superimpose Text, Photoshop Effects. That way I can just glance at your email and check you off for participation for that day.
Work for each week is due on Friday- In order to keep both you and I organized and error free when it comes to grading, please utilize the following procedure each week:
3. During class discussions and introductions to new projects, I expect your full and undivided attention. I will always put all of the information on this class website, but I expect you to be an active participant in your learning which means that you need to be engaged and stay with me during lectures and demos. That way, if you have questions, I can answer them right away. I have asked each and every one of you to have a spiral notebook or loose lined paper for note taking, planning and sketching. Utilize these supplies and take good notes!
4. We work from bell to bell. This means that when you come into the classroom, you are to go straight to your computer and check the class website for your bell ringer. Also make sure to check your email when you arrive. I often send messages and make comments about your work so make sure to do this daily.
5. Finally, this class is meant to be informative, skill-building, and of course fun! If you are struggling in any capacity what-so-ever, PLEASE communicate your concerns to me. I cannot help you succeed if I don't know that you are struggling! BELIEVE ME, I want you to be successful!!!!