Courses Taught



New Mexico Highlands University
Main Campus, Las Vegas, NM

• Digital Imaging
Overview
This course is an introduction to computer graphics technology in art and design. Students will generate and manipulate various image types including vector graphics and digital photomontages. The appropriate software will be used depending on the task at hand.

Course Objectives
The primary goals of the class is to become familiar with a digital image-creating environment and to investigate the difference between processes of bitmap, vector, and animated art and design, creation and manipulation. Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, students will make entry to intermediate level imagery and also operate and troubleshoot peripherals such as cameras, scanners, and portable memory devices.


• Visual Concepts
Overview
An introductory course in visual literacy for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual arts including the concepts of unity, emphasis, balance, scale, rhythm, line texture, space, motion, and color. Students will become acquainted with these fundamental visual concepts through the use of both manual and digital tools.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to understand and describe visual messages. Students will be able to understand the key concepts that govern successful visual thinking and communication of ideas. Students will also be able to give and receive criticism, an important aspect in the development of visual literacy.