||This course will introduce students to the use of digital programs to create art and maintain files and documentation of art and art-related information. The course will employ Photoshop and Microsoft Word or equivalents in labs. The general principles of painting as applied to the digital program will be explored along with the extended elements peculiar to the digital medium. A variety of delivery techniques including one-on-one instruction, demonstrations, discussions and critiques, will be used. Emphasis will be on the ability to achieve convincing artwork on the screen and processing that and other artwork for internet and other digital applications as well as providing a new means of personal expression and enhancing the student’s ability to work independently. These skills will enable the student to function on a par with the contemporary art world and compete with graduates of similar programs elsewhere.