Digital Image

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Digital Image

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Photography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Students will learn basic photography techniques and gain a thorough knowledge of Photoshop. Issues relating to memory, truth and the digital image, authorship and the concept of the amateur, and the unprecedented proliferation of images will be investigated. Students will learn a basic history of the recorded image, and explore current image strategies on the web and through the use of mobile phones. Concepts for image analysis and compositional meaning will be learned.

    RATIONALE: 
    This class offers students the tools to create and manipulate digital imagery for a wide variety of potential applications. It challenges students to understand the way digital media and new forms of communication are transforming the form and content of contemporary art, and to take part in creating and discovering digital projects relevant to our changing world. Students will gain a critical awareness about the larger social and environmental context of digital image production, storage, and presentation.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the students should be able to:
    1. Apply techniques to compose an image.
    2. Utilize techniques to digitally manipulate images, to be prepared for output to a specific destination medium.
    3. Formulate a language for the critical and ethical examination of photography.
    4. Make use of signifiers in the construction of an image.
    5. Examine the ways new imaging technologies alter the public aesthetic, and how the context of image production and presentation affects meaning.
    6. Analyze the work of noted artists who have used photography and digital imaging.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, and problem solving sessions, class critiques and discussions.
    - Studios: students are encouraged to use studio facilities for the completion and installation of their works.
    - Library: Students are encouraged to make use of the library facilities for their assignments
    - Media Labs: Students make use of the media labs for their assignments
    - Gallery and Museum visits
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture and reading material. 
    Blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.