Participate with Penn State Faculty and discover the fundamentals of graphic design, multimedia production and visual literacy. This introductory course is designed for students who have little or no design knowledge, experience, or training. It combines instruction and hands-on experience using Adobe software to explore various aspects of digital media, focusing on image editing, animation, and web design. Students will develop not only production skills but also critical understanding of new media by analyzing their effectiveness as modes of communication. Students will also have a chance to develop creative capacities across media while creating production assignments. Legal and ethical issues surrounding emerging technologies will also be discussed in relevant contexts.