Online Outline: http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/DigImagingOutline.htm
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Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media,
Peter Lunenfeld, The MIT Press, 1999
to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures,
Peter Lunenfeld, The MIT Press, 2000
London, John Upton, Ken Kobre, Betsy Brill, Prentice Hall
Photography, Revised Edition, Henry Horenstein,
Russell Hart Prentice Hall
CS2 for Windows and Macintosh", Elaine Weinmann,
Peter Lourekas, Peachpit Press 2005
"The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers",
Scott Kelby, New Riders Publishing, 2005
Design Writing Research Writing on Graphic Design, Elen
Lupton & Abbot
Miller Phaidon, 1996
Design Cookbook: mix and match recipes for faster, better layouts,
Leonard Koren & R. Wippo Meckler, Chronicle Books, 1989Web
Style Guide, Patricia J. Lynch and Sarah Horton, Yal
Closer 2, Critical Writings on Graphic Design, Edited
by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller, and DK Holland,
Allworth Press, 1997
abc's of (symbols - triangle, square, circle) : The Bauhaus and
Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller, editors, 1999 *reprint.
History of Graphic Design, Philip B. Meggs
on Type, Critical Writings on Typography, Steven Heller
and Philip B. Meggs, Allworth Press, 2001
The Thames & Hudson Manual of Typography,
Ruari McLean, Thames & Hudson, Ltd., 1980
Great Type and Lettering Designs, David Brier,
North Light Books, 1992.
Creative Typography, Marion March, North Light
Type Design, Color, Character & Use, Michael
Beaumont, North Light Books, 1987.
New Typography, Jan Tschichold, University of California Press,
An introduction to the basic principles and practices of digital
production for fine art or personal use. Students will develop and
enhance their abilities in the creation of digital artworks. Course
introduces use of computer generated imagery, scanning technology,
and digital photography.
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Create digital images with the computer.
2. Utilize a digital camera and the resulting images to produce digital
3. Operate a scanner and prepare resulting images to produce digital
4. Properly store and backup digital files.
Topics and Scope:
I. Image File formats
C. File Types and Use
II. Digital Camera and Scanner
A. Hardware Control
D. Basic Editing and Image Manipulation Functions
III. Computer Based Imagery
A. Basic Digital Tools Introduction
C. Basic Editing and Image Manipulation Functions
IV. Transferring and storing digital artwork
A. Presenting artwork on the computer
B. Writing files to cd or dvd.
V. Critiquing Work
VI. Copyright Issues
Assignments may include any or all of the following:
1. Create a digital photogram.
2. Create composited digital images.
3. Make a presentation of digital artwork.
4. Create a backup of digital images to cd or dvd.
STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used
in your class.
of student grades will be based on class participation. Students
must attend class in order to effectively participate.
of student grades will be based on the completion of assignments. These
assignments will not be graded for skill or content, but will be
evaluated for technical completion. 10%
of the student grade will be determined by the final portfolio presentation.
A PORTFOLIO OF COMPLETED WORK WILL
BE MAJOR BASIS FOR COURSE GRADE. OTHER
FACTORS: ATTENDANCE, EFFORT, GROWTH, AND CLASS PARTICIPATION.
Required Supplies / Equipment:
are required to obtain backup media to store class example files
and work in progress.
storage media types are:
100MB/250 Mb Zip disks-
CD ROM/DVD-R, Write-once or Re Writable: Approx. capacity 700+MB-
Flash drives, memory sticks, etc..
An accessible email account is required. This can be accessed
through the Lab: and may be a free account like those avaiLab:le
from Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, Freemail, Excite, etc. The instructor
will assist students in obtaining an e-mail account if necessary.
Check this e-mail account at least twice a week. General
class announcements will be reported via e-mail.
are expected to attend all of every class meeting unless they
have received prior permission from the instructor.
Attendance will be
taken at the beginning of each class meeting. Anyone absent
is taken will be assumed absent from the class. If
you are late to class it is your responsibility to make sure
is acknowledged by talking to the instructor.
three absences will affect a student’s grade; the fourth
and each subsequent absence will drop a student’s overall
grade one portion of a letter grade (e.g. from a full B to
a B-). Repeated tardiness will also affect a student’s
overall grade; every three tardies will count as equal to one
you are intending to drop the class, please notify the instructor. You
should not assume that the instructor will automatically drop you
because of absences. If you stop attending classes and you
drop the class, and the instructor has not dropped you from
the class; the instructor may be required to give you a grade
of F for the class.
Add Drop Policy
There are important University policies that you should be
aware of, such as the add/drop policy; cheating and plagiarism
policy, grade appeal procedures; accommodations for students
with disabilities and the diversity vision statement. Go to
this URL to find them. (http://www.sonoma.edu/uaffairs/policies/studentinfo.shtml).