DIGITAL ART 2
ARTS 4126/5126 | VAC 1B23
Instructor: Corrina Espinosa
Office hours available by appointment
(Best time is M/W 7:30-9PM)
Digital Art 2 is an intermediate Contemporary Art course focused on the student’s use of digital technology as a medium to create art. This course will continue to develop the student’s individual art practice while expanding their skillset to new tools, software and advanced digital art themes. The students will gain a knowledge of physical computing, interactivity, live video mixing and projection mapping as well as explore significant and pertinent ideas in the discussion and production of digital art.
Using theoretical and practice-based techniques, students will evaluate the interconnectedness between traditional forms of artistic expression, modern day digital technology, and technologies that have yet to be discovered. Throughout the semester, the class will experiment with multiple analog and digital formats. The technology incorporated within the class is intended to influence, but not dictate, the type of work produced during the semester. In addition, students will engage in a critical and theoretical discourse about digital art practice. The curriculum will provide artists with a starting point for creating a substantial body of digital work. The course will prepare students for additional courses within the digital art area, namely Performance, New Directions, History and Theory of Digital Art and Remix. Prerequisites are ARTS 1010, 1020, 2126 and ARTH 1300 or 1400.
To be immersed within a digital art community and participate via making, listening, viewing, reading, writing and discussing topics related to digital art. To question, “what is digital art?”
To use digital technology as a tool for developing an idea and/or aesthetic and to engage in the practice of digital art. I will show you some specific tools, and you are free to explore a wide range of possibilities with my support.
To apply concepts and theories to a body of work and to produce concept driven works of digital art in preparation for a Final Show!!!
To explore new digital tools, and learn to to use multiple research approaches to find solutions to creative problems and to participate in a broader DIY digital community.
To depart from traditional or comfortable ways of thinking, to explore, to wander, to get lost, to journey down unfamiliar channels and emerge with evolving perceptions.
Develop a community where students feel confident, valued and can contribute to the overall learning environment.
Encourage appreciation for diversity. Share your unique skills with the group in a respectful manner. Be open to multiple points of view, use your own research and critical thinking to find your own conclusions.
Learn to trust one another in discussion: Begin to value the verbal comments and opinions of other students; do away with the notion that what the instructor has to say is automatically more valuable or insightful than your peers. Share your unique expertise.