Digital Media is a rapidly evolving area in the field of Visual Arts. Utilizing an array of advanced technological resources and tools, digital media artists create digital paintings and collages, work with digital photography, and incorporate the element of time in their work through the use of video, animation, and sound. Digital Art also has the capacity to transcend the screen through the use of 3D printing, computer-controlled fabrication methods, projection mapping, and interactive electronics that allow creative work to exist in our actual and physical space. Artists have been experimenting with digital media for over half a century, but the vast and dynamic potential of this medium is only now beginning to be realized.
Digital Media ARTS 2348 is a studio class in which students gain skills in a variety of industry-standard programs through guided instruction and hands-on experimentation. In this foundational class that explores digital art-making through both desktop and mobile technologies, students experience the creation of screen-based, printed, and time-based works through the use of vector and raster programs, video editing and animation software, and the building of virtual objects in 3D modeling spaces.
Digital Media Facilities at ACC Highland
The Digital Media lab is equipped with the capacity to print in both medium and large format from state-of-the-art Apple iMac computers running industry-standard art-making software, including the full version of Adobe Creative Cloud. All Digital Media students also have access to Wacom tablets, 12.9” iPad Pros with 2nd Generation Apple Pencils, DSLR cameras, high-quality audio-recording equipment, and a green screen.