This introduction to the digital studio engages software and digital media as an expanded field of creative production in contemporary art and design. Through a sequence of workshops, exercises, and hands-on digital projects, students will build a technical and creative toolkit for developing, refining, and presenting original digital work. Open to all skill levels, this course prioritizes sustained and rigorous engagement with digital tools while emphasizing conceptual and thematic problems in digital art and culture.
Workshops in image manipulation, compositing, motion graphics, and visual design will be led online by the instructor. These will be complemented with live "open studio" work sessions, slide lectures, screenings, and reviews. Students will be given asynchronous online access to all course materials, including Adobe Creative Cloud licenses. A course assistant will offer peer mentoring and technical support remotely several evenings a week.