Digital Arts

 
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The current Digital Arts courses include Beginning and Intermediate Graphic Design as well as Introduction to Digital Art.
The Graphic Design courses provide an introduction to the theories and applications behind typography, color theory, layout, and composition, while technical skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are also emphasized. These courses feature projects typically encountered in the graphic design and printing industries, such as logos, posters, book covers, advertisements, package design, and magazine spreads.
In contrast to graphic design, the Introduction to Digital Art course is directed towards the fine arts, encouraging imagery that is more illustrative and expressive in nature. The course builds essential skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop through various projects such as shape-building and drawing vector artwork to digital painting and collage techniques.
The Digital Lab is outfitted with 27-inch Apple computers loaded with the Adobe Creative Suite as well as scanners and two large digital printers.
These courses are a part of a Digital Art and Design Certificate which prepares students for jobs in the graphic design and digital arts industry such as Digital Photography, Logo Design, Graphics and Animation as well as industry related, digital-based automation.
Visit Shasta College Digital Arts Instructor Jon McCallum's web site: