that particular course. Music Appreciation came in the first semester, and then Digital Arts was in the
second semester. I thought Music Appreciation was going to be very different. I was a little disappointed. Ms. Vermes had her class write a lot of papers and presentations, so I recommend getting to know how to use presentation software. You did learn a lot about the time periods of music, but the quizzes' question content varied from the smallest of details to the most general of points. It was very frustrating trying to discern what to annotate and what was just a filler. Music Appreciation was about two lessons per week, but between all the research and looking up on YouTube, it was a more tedious class than I thought it would be.
binary code (computer language). You'll be learning how to create art in a digital format, or in a way
that you can or would show on a computer or digital device. I think my favorite section so far was the
photography unit. For this particular unit, you get to take photos for assignments! It is a lot of fun
learning about the different software and websites, but be warned. You will have to visit a lot of
websites and possibly download a lot of new software. I thought I was going to be making a lot more
digital art than I did, but some of the technology discussed was such a far cry from the emerging skill
level that it was for the better.
with that software, too. Overall, I think that although Digital Arts was a lot of fun, Music Appreciation
was a bit of a disappointment to start out with. However, they were both highly informative classes with a lot of good information.