Digital Imaging – ARTS 342

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Creating multiple digital images through a varied methodology. Preparing digitized art for electronic media and the printed page through electronic pre-press techniques. Training in a professional image-editing application. (Formerly ARTS 351)




Training in a professional image editing software application is crucial to the development of a graphic and media designer. The ability to create, manipulate, edit and create digital images from photos and other digital media is a required skillset for anyone entering these or related fields.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze various technical methodologies for creating digital images.
  2. Apply techniques for importing and digitizing images.
  3. Create effective, high quality illustrations and photos.
  4. Evaluate various forms of digital imagery created for artistic expression.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (8)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread must be at least 150 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Tutorial Packs (7)

Most assignments will help the student develop practical, technical skills based mostly upon instructions from chapters in the text. The student will finish with a composition or “mini-project” which will be digitally submitted and evaluated

Movie Story

This assignment will be a short paper giving the story plot and primary characters of a Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy Story. The paper will be delivered in electronic format in Microsoft Word.

Milestones (5)

Students will submit weekly progress and adjust designs based on instructor and peer feedback.

SciFi Poster

The third project is a poster design. The student will imagine that the story written about in the Movie Story Assignment is made into a feature length film. What would the marquee poster look like? The student is to do all necessary photography for the poster. Illustrations, textures, and other imagery will be originally done by the student. Delivery will be in Photoshop in digital format.