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Digital Arts

Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process, including computer art and multimedia art. Digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art.

After some initial resistance, the impact of digital technology has transformed activities such as painting, drawing, sculpture and music/sound art, while new forms, such as net art, digital installation art, and virtual reality, have become recognized artistic practices. More generally the term digital artist is used to describe an artist who makes use of digital technologies in the production of art. In an expanded sense, "digital art" is contemporary art that uses the methods of mass production or digital media.

The techniques of digital art are used extensively by the mainstream media in advertisements, and by film-makers to produce visual effects. Desktop publishing has had a huge impact on the publishing world, although that is more related to graphic design. Both digital and traditional artists use many sources of electronic information and programs to create their work. Given the parallels between visual and musical arts, it is possible that general acceptance of the value of digital visual art will progress in much the same way as the increased acceptance of electronically produced music over the last three decades.

Digital art can be purely computer-generated (such as fractals and algorithmic art) or taken from other sources, such as a scanned photograph or an image drawn using vector graphics software using a mouse or graphics tablet. Though technically the term may be applied to art done using other media or processes and merely scanned in, it is usually reserved for art that has been non-trivially modified by a computing process (such as a computer program, microcontroller or any electronic system capable of interpreting an input to create an output); digitized text data and raw audio and video recordings are not usually considered digital art in themselves, but can be part of the larger project of computer art and information art. Artworks are considered digital painting when created in similar fashion to non-digital paintings but using software on a computer platform and digitally outputting the resulting image as painted on canvas.

Andy Warhol created digital art using a Commodore Amiga where the computer was publicly introduced at the Lincoln Center, New York in July 1985. An image of Debbie Harry was captured in monochrome from a video camera and digitized into a graphics program called ProPaint. Warhol manipulated the image adding colour by using flood fills.

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University of Central Florida
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Full Sail University
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Otis College of Art and Design
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Arizona State University-Tempe
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University of Florida
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CUNY Queensborough Community College
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University of North Carolina at Asheville
Four or more years; Public; $20,845 average out-state tuition; $4,122 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Digital Arts Majors

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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

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$25,000

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Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

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$10,000 March 02, 2020 See Details

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection

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$10,000

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March 02, 2020
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2020 Emerging Artist Scholarship

Academy of Art University

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2020 Emerging Artist Scholarship

Academy of Art University

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Nick Mirkopoulos College Scholarship Fund

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CineCares Foundation

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$2,500

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Zinggia

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Zinggia Ohio Art Scholarship

Zinggia

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$2,000

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March 07, 2020
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Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

$1,500 February 27, 2020 See Details

Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

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$1,500

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February 27, 2020
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General Motors Endowed Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$1,232 February 15, 2020 See Details

General Motors Endowed Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

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$1,232

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February 15, 2020
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Evelyn Hill Anselevicius Fine Arts Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

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Evelyn Hill Anselevicius Fine Arts Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

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$1,107

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February 15, 2020
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Paige M. Martinez Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$1,000 February 15, 2020 See Details

Paige M. Martinez Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

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$1,000

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"Celebrate the West" High School Art Competition

Western Governors' Association

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Western Governors' Association

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