BFA Degree in Animation {22-23} - Introduction to Digital Design

Course Code
GID 230  Credits
Title Introduction to Digital Design 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Computers are an important tool to the graphics industry and to the digital designer. They help visualize and create and communicate ideas and concepts. With the help of computers designers can generate infinite amounts of images, graphics, and designs. As important as they are, computers cannot generate the creativity and design that a person can; they just wait to be told what to do. They are a tool, just like pen and paper are tools, to be used by the designer. But just because someone can use a computer and graphics software does not make them a designer. It takes a skilled person, who is knowledgeable in all of the industry specifications and requirements, to begin and complete a professional graphics project. As technology advances, there needs to be knowledgeable and creative designers to effectively use these new tools. Technology will simply help to make the process more efficient and accurate and give designers more room to be creative. This course is one of the first steps on the road to becoming a skilled and professional designer. It is based upon the Macintosh computer and the programs used in the graphics industry today for the creation of raster graphics, vector graphics, and layout design. It will provide a basic understanding of the programs as well as the fundamentals for producing graphics according to industry standards.