School of Art Digital Literacy/Semester2

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Electronic Arts

Digital Literacy as taught by the Electronic Arts section in the School of Art, Otago Polytechnic will introduce all students to the significance and ubiquity of the computer, networked and digital technologies, and information tools relevant to their arts practice. Digital literacy is part of a core programme made up of Theory and History of Art, Drawing, and Digital Literacy. Digital Literacy will cover practical sessions to enable confidence in utilising the myriad digital tools available and enhance understanding of the computer; whatever the student's prior knowledge and engagement with digital technologies. Theoretical presentations will encourage discussion to widen conceptual possibilities and promote sharing of knowledge and understanding. Practical sessions will introduce students to the digital work environment, and encourage the development of independent knowledge and skills. Students are expected to attend all sessions and participate in class and are required to develop independent skills through set ‘homework’ tasks, and share individual ideas through class projects. Digital literacy is designed to give students a firm grounding in the digital tools, techniques, and ways of thinking necessary in the contemporary visual arts world.