IAM Course Information

Digital Image Design 36-1300

This course introduces 2D imaging principles, terms and concepts through assignments in raster and vector applications. Terms and concepts appropriate to working in these media forms are introduced. The body of work developed explores the unique visual capabilities of visual media.


Coordinator : Tom Dowd Tdowd@colum.edu
Students will be able to...
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze media art. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental computer file conventions used in new media including formats, naming conventions, FTP, resolution, and how to begin to plan and create specifically for different media contexts. 
  • Explore the social and cultural implications of media art through projects that build on fundamental development concepts including goal-oriented research, idea development, analysis, process, design and production 
  • Learn how the integration of the elements of design and Gestalt principles define the vocabulary of visual arts and will begin to develop their own visual vocabulary to create compelling work. 
  • Learn visual technology tools and skills through projects and assignments that investigate media, cultural, and semiotic theories. 

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