Course Details

Title Digital Studio
Field of Study Art, Communication
Professor hanyang (
Type Academic course
Delivery Method Offline (100% offline course):
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Course code ISS1076
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An old cliché “A picture is worth a thousand words” is a proven fact in today’s image saturated environment. Digital images are our everyday language to communicate with others. According to Facebook statistics in 2019, the total number of mobile daily active users are 1.57 billion and 350 million photos are uploaded every day. Instagram is behind with 500 million daily active users and over 50 billion photos are shared to date. Undeniably, images are the most used language on the planet.
Digital Studio is designed to develop the visual language skills to express your ideas creatively and communicate effectively with others. In the class, you will develop your eyes to see the world around you closely and intentionally in order to represent it in terms of beauty and truth. You will be more critical about the visual messages through the study of theories and practice. You will develop the skills using digital photography (Adobe Photoshop CC) and design tools (Adobe Illustrator CC), and create a Photo Essay Website (Adobe Portfolio). The class will discuss followings:
• Image as language
– Visual vocabularies and grammer
¬- Composition and depth
– Light and shadow
• Photo editing with Adobe Photoshop
– Layers and filters
– Compositing and collage
– Image manipulation
• Animation with Adobe Photoshop
– Still to motion in GIF
– Stop motion animation to tell stories
• Design with Adobe Illustrator
– Vector drawing and Logo design
– Typography and Layout


• Develop visual vocabulary and literacy
• Understand digital image-making process
• Express ideas using visual storytelling


• Any imaging device: Digital Camera or Smart Phone
• All reading materials and references will be provided by the instructor
• Computer lab and image editing software Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will be provided

Materials HISS Syllabus_Digital Studio_Joonhee Elliot Park
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Last Updated October 28, 2021
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