Digital Image Design Curriculum

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Accepting Applications for January 2019

Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 1 semester )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Haliburton Campus
Program code:
DID
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$4,261.65 (includes fees and supplies)*
International:
$15,256.57 (includes fees and supplies)*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

ARTS1477
Units/ Hours: 42

The importance of understanding how cultural influences can impact the success or failure of visual communication is a critical and ongoing part of the artist's role as an independent, or as part of a studio team. Students will investigate a broad range of contemporary formats for the digital image, including publications, books, packaging, film, advertising, fine art and multimedia web design. Students will research and present the work of contemporary artists exploring a variety of contemporary digital images

ARTS1481
Units/ Hours: 42

Students will create image presentations which address different types of audience. Visual impact and style will be explored through strong and clear colour systems, typography, layout, and image sequencing. For display in print, digital, and web formats, attention will be given to staging and timing the work for the specified output. Students will address specific purposes, e.g. marketing, teaching, narrative, autobiographical, curatorial etc. as they summarize their personal goals and establish their own options to advance their vocational, educational and artistic goals.

ARTS1471
Units/ Hours: 42

Powerful images engage the viewer at the sensory, emotional, and intellectual levels. By effectively applying the classical tools of the design process in the development of a digital still image, the artist is empowered, and is better able to convey their chosen message. This course will challenge the student in designing digital compositions through a variety of applied exercises. It includes an introduction to objective assessment or `testing' of the designed image through discussions, presentations, and critiques.

ARTS1473
Units/ Hours: 42

This course is a continued application of the understanding acquired in Design I. Particular attention will be given to depth, lighting and dimensionality in the image through a variety of exercises and individually determined projects. Students also examine current issues of design and how design is affected by social and technological developments. Students will examine various methods for effective discussion and assessment of their design solutions, addressing both objective and subjective analysis.

ARTS1468
Units/ Hours: 42

An introduction to acquiring, manipulating and printing digital images. This course will engage the students in the process of photographing, scanning and importing images into Adobe Photoshop. Image resolution, formatting and file management processes will support the basics of RGB colour correction, digital retouching and monitor calibration for image prints. Compositing images from these sources will establish the initial software skills to be used throughout the program.

ARTS1469
Units/ Hours: 42

In a continuation of Image Elements I, students will begin to generate elements for inclusion in digital images using vector graphic components, digital drawings, and typographical elements. The powerful relationships between layers, selections, paths, and channels will be the focus in learning software tools in this course. Students will be challenged to identify the broad possibilities available to them in the creative process using these tools.

ARTS1478
Units/ Hours: 42

This course is the first in a set of three consecutive courses is designed to provide students with the opportunity to choose and develop their own themes in image production. Students will clarify their personal themes, tastes, and goals in their own practices through researched and developed projects and in consultation with faculty. Individual and group critiques of ongoing works will provide the opportunity for strengthened critical and communication skills.

ARTS1479
Units/ Hours: 42

This is the second in a set of three consecutive courses is designed to provide students with the opportunity to choose and develop their own themes in image production. Students will clarify their personal themes, tastes, and goals in their own practices through researched and developed projects and in consultation with faculty. Individual and group critiques of ongoing works will provide the opportunity for strengthened critical and communication skills.

ARTS1480
Units/ Hours: 42

This is the third course in set of three consecutive courses is designed to provide students with the opportunity to choose and develop their own themes in image production. Students will clarify their personal themes, tastes, and goals in their own practices through researched and developed projects and in consultation with faculty. Individual and group critiques of ongoing works will provide the opportunity for strengthened critical and communication skills.

ARTS1474
Units/ Hours: 42

This course is an introduction to the nature of storytelling and communication through visual language in the image. Students will develop a process for considered storytelling using emphasis and focal points within the still images. Students will use more advanced tools for compositing techniques for the still image with increased emphasis on the relationship of images and words

ARTS1475
Units/ Hours: 42

This course is a continuation in the study of the nature of storytelling and communication through visual language, and will include an examination of the structures of realism, surrealism, fantasy and abstraction. The implications of time as an element of design will be applied to more advanced compositions in narrative visual projects with the use of image sequencing.

ARTS1472
Units/ Hours: 42

The tactile nature of traditional artist's activities such as drawing, painting, collage and printmaking is sometimes lost in typical digital imagery. In this course, students will explore a variety of processes which crossover between traditional and digital art making. Students will research and present findings on contemporary artists, graphic designers and film / video artists working in tradigital methods.

ARTS1476
Units/ Hours: 42

This course is a continuation of Tradigital Studio. Students will continue exploring and expanding on a variety of processes which crossover between traditional and digital art making. Thinking about the content and subject matter of their own work, students will research and present findings on contemporary artists, graphic designers and film/video artists working in tradigital methods.

ARTS1470
Units/ Hours: 42

Ours is a visual culture. In this course the students will examine significant events and individuals through the history of fine art, digital media, and image reproduction. The concept of the `audience' is explored, not only as a simple `viewer' but also as a `consumer/market'. Through readings, lectures, research and presentation, students will be introduced to the complex impact of the image as a political, artistic, marketing and creative communication tool.