Sorry it's a bit of a long post but I would really like to know other people's views on Digital Art in school. I'm just completing my PGCE to teach art and design, and not sure now whether or not I should have done Graphics or ICT. I come from a really 'new' background, where my work is considered 'art' in many circles other than by other art teachers. Would be really interesting to see or hear from anyone else is having similar problems about their backgrounds. I have had the oppurtunity to run successful Digital Art projects throught KS3-5 but despite the excitement of doing something new, I've found that it isn't being considered art at all but ICT. I trained and worked as a Digital Artist, using and creating my own programs to create my 'art'. I have just spent the past 6 months training other teachers how to use Photoshop and Flash and talked endlessly about technical bits and pieces. I have been trying to fight the battle that a Digital medium is still art but being frowned upon by fine artists (painters mainly) that it's just ICT with pictures. Is there anyone else having the same problems? The response I have had from the pupils has been varied, some finding it interesting and great that they're not using the computers to play games on, where as others have called it 'fake art' or media studies (?) Can it not still be considered a fine art skill even though the outcomes are not created with a pencil/pen or paint?