Digital Art Emphasis

Digital Art

This Digital Art Emphasis provides an overview of digital art strategies and practices and their relationship to traditional fine art practices. Students learn about the development of computer technology and its impact on contemporary art since the 1960s. Discussions and studio assignments encompass digital photographic imaging strategies, digital drawing and painting, software art, teleconference art, interactive art, immersive installation art, web art/distance art and net-activism. Motion-based media such as digital animation, and digital video are also discussed. This emphasis is developed for students interested in digital art, digital drawing and painting and digital photographic imaging.

Required for the Major:


ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I 3
ARTF 231 Introduction to Digital Art 3
Complete the Requirements for Emphasis in Digital Art:
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
ARTF 107 Contemporary Art 3
ARTF 232 Introduction to Digital Drawing and Painting 3
ARTF 233 Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3
Select one course from the following:
ARTF 165A Composition in Painting I 3
ARTF210A Life Drawing I 3
ARTF 190A Black and White Art Photography 3
ARTF 191 Cultural Influences on Photography 3
ARTF 205A New Genres: Art in the Twenty-First Century 3
MULT112 Beginning Flash 4
Total Units = 34-35

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Fine Art 194

Note: Only one Fine Arts (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

(Mesa College Catalog 2013-14)