Advanced Computer Art
I. Course Prefix/Number: ART 251
Course Name: Advanced Computer Art
Credits: 3 (0 lecture; 6 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
- To manipulate images electronically.
- To produce images using different media.
- To demonstrate common software skills and techniques used by computer artists.
- To input and output images with a high level of quality and skill.
- To incorporate the principles of aesthetics in different media.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Resolution and output
- Color theory
- Frames and Borders
- Production and quality
- Lighting effects
- Brush strokes
- College and Montage
- Image hose
- Placing objects
- Synthetic objects
- Creating Motifs
- Gradations and colors
- Color combinations
- Outlines and stroking
- 3D effects
- Paper effects
- Adding textures
- Spherical qualities and distortion
- Line thickness
- Floaters and backgrounds
- Storage and compression
- Scanning and resolution
- Service bureaus
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- Attend all critiques and quizzes as scheduled in the course calendar
- Complete assigned work.
- Produce ten finished projects
- Final Exam
IX. Instructional Materials
- Mount board and white museum-grade 11 x 14 board
- Flash drive or portable hard drive
- Ink jet paper for high quality output
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
- Quizzes = 25%
- Critiques = 25%
- Final Exam = 25%
- Final Critique = 25%
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.