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 and designer's role as an independent practioner, or as part of a studio team. Students will investigate a broad range of contemporary formats for the digital image and object, including publications, books, packaging, film, advertising, visual art, installation and multimedia design. Students will research and present and be exposed to the work of contemporary artists and designers exploring a variety of contemporary digital images and objects.

ARTS1471
Units/ Hours: 42

Powerful images and objects engage the viewer at sensory, emotional, and intellectual levels. By effectively applying the design process in the development of a digital still image or object, the student 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 and research. It includes an introduction to objective assessment or `testing' of the designed image or object 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/object 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. An emphasis will be made on creating iterations and prototypes towards a design solution.

ARTS1481
Units/ Hours: 42

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

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 Elements I, students will begin to generate elements for inclusion in digital images using vector graphic components, digital drawings, and typographical elements using Abobe Illustrator. 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, as well as the digital technologies made available to them in the Centre for Making.

ARTS1474
Units/ Hours: 42

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

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 and object sequencing.

ARTS1478
Units/ Hours: 42

This first course in a set of three consecutive courses is designed to provide students with the opportunity to choose and develop their own themes in the production of images and objects. Students will clarify their personal themes, tastes and goals in their own practices through the research and development of projects and in consultation with faculty. Individual and group critiques of ongoing works will provide the opportunity for strengthened critical and communication skills. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their access to the software and machines in the Centre for Making.

ARTS1479
Units/ Hours: 42

This second course in a set of three consecutive courses is designed to provide students with the opportunity to choose and develop their own themes in the production of images and objects. Students will clarify their personal themes, tastes and goals in their own practices through the research and development of projects and in consultation with faculty. Individual and group critiques of ongoing works will provide the opportunity for strengthened critical and communication skills. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their access to the software and machines in the Centre for Making.

ARTS1480
Units/ Hours: 42

This third course in a set of three consecutive courses is designed to provide students with the opportunity to choose and develop their own themes in the production of images and objects. Students will clarify their personal themes, tastes and goals in their own practices through the research and development of projects and in consultation with faculty. Individual and group critiques of ongoing works will provide the opportunity for strengthened critical and communication skills. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their access to the software and machines in the Centre for Making.

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 and design making. Students will research and present findings on contemporary artists and working in tradigital methods.

ARTS1476
Units/ Hours: 42

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

ARTS1470
Units/ Hours: 42

Ours is a visual and material culture. In this course, the students will examine significant events and individuals through the history of visual art, digital media and design. 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 images and objects as political, artistic, marketing and creative communication tools.