|ART 229 Design Software Applications
Design Software Applications will provide the student with a working knowledge of the computer as a visual tool. There will be an introduction to the computer hardware, software, and peripherals commonly used by professional artists. The class will explore the use and applications of vector and pixel based software programs. The class structure will consist of lecture, demonstrations, and student presentations.
Pre/Co-requisites: Completion of Freshman Core Curriculum
Course Location: Potter Hall 200
Course Credits: 3
Office Hours and phone: Fridays, by appointment only; 271-5602
This course is designed to introduce students to digital graphic image design and creation, and preparation of image files for various multimedia applications. Technical emphasis is placed on image creation and manipulation processes, transparency and masking, file format designations, desktop scanning basics, print output, color models in digital media and optimization of graphics for multimedia use. Creative thinking and problem solving will be emphasized in the major projects. The primary software for this class will be Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS6. Students will be expected to adhere to project deadlines and to participate in critiques in order to learn to critically evaluate their work and their fellow student’s work.
Upon successful completion of this course you will have:
There will be 3 major projects and several mini-assignments structured as basic design and/or technique exercises. All assignments will be graded and weighted according to their complexity.
and assignments must be completed on time. Projects received late without
an excused absence will not receive credit.
*Class Fee: A fee has been added to your tuition and was paid at registration. This fee has been included to pay for printer paper and ink cartridges used for the student projects.
will be based upon the following:
A = Exceptional
work: conceptually appropriate, demonstrates strong creative thought,
precisely executed, instructions followed to the letter, and turned
in on time.
Adherence to deadlines is expected. It is the individual student’s responsibility to keep track of the goals and deadlines and to present the work to the class and instructor on the specified dates. Work must be completed and ready to present before class on critique days. Work not ready for presentation at the critique is worth a maximum of 50% for the project. Work submitted past the due date will not receive credit.
NOTE: Lost digital files will not be accepted as an excuse for missing or late assign-ments. You are responsible for keeping back-up copies of all of your assignments until you have received a grade for those assignments.
Students are expected to come to class on time and prepared. Attendance will be recorded at every class session. Roll call will be taken at the beginning of class only. Your 3rd unexcused absence will lower your grade by 10% or one full letter grade . Each subsequent unexcused absence will lower your grade an additional 10% or one letter grade. 6 unexcused absences will result in an automatic F; no exceptions. It is your responsibility to inform the instructor that you are late, if you don't inform the instructor you will be counted absent. Absences will only be excused with prior notification and/or documentation. E-mail is a good method of informing the instructor.
Arriving more than 15 minutes late is an absence.
What is an excused absence?
Type 2: Some emergency prevents you from getting to class. In this case, it 's vital that you present some formal documentation that you had good reason to be gone--e.g., verification from an MWSU official that you were off campus on university business, or a written memo from a doctor, a cop, or other responsible party indicating that you were unable to make it to class for good reason.
All other absences will be deemed unexcused. The maximum number of unexcused absences allowed for this class before the midterm report, is 6 Thus, when you have 5+1 unexcused absences you will be reported to the Registrarís Office, who will automatically withdraw you from this class. The Financial Aid Office will reduce financial aid as appropriate.
Students are expected to come prepared for class. Those in attendance who are not prepared to work during class hours will be asked to leave and counted as absent.
Attendance is important as each class will build upon the previous one. Much of the required instruction will be in lectures and demonstrations and will not be found in your books or handouts. If you miss a class it is your responsibility to get any material you miss. Get with another student to go over the material covered in your absence, or make an appointment with me. The progress of the class will not be stopped to review material you miss during your absence. I will be willing to help you during office hours, but I won't hold a private re-teaching of the class. Students that attended the classes will have a priority during office hours.
Also see the University Attendance Policy (Western Course Catalog available online at http://www.missouriwestern.edu/catalog/academicpolicies.pdf
NOTE: Lost digital files will not be accepted as an excuse for missing or late assignments. No allowance is made for computer or network failures. You are responsible for keeping back-up copies of all of your assignments until you have received a grade for those assignments. Be sure to backup your work frequently and do not wait until the last minute to complete the assignment; to backup a file, save it first to one computer drive such as your F:\ drive (student drive), and then save it again to another drive such as a zip, USB drive, or a flash drive.Class Conduct
Academic honesty is required in all academic endeavors. Violations of academic honesty include any instance of plagiarism, cheating, seeking credit for another's work, falsifying documents or academic records, or any other fraudulent activity. Violations of academic honesty may result in a failing grade on the assignment, failure in the course, or expulsion from the University. When a student's grade has been affected, violations of academic honesty will be reported to the Provost or designated representative on the Academic Honesty Violation Report forms.
A grade of F will be given to any assignment that exhibits undeniable plagiarism.
Please see the Student Handbook and Calendar for specific activities indentified as violations of this policy and the student due process procedure. This handbook is also available online at: http://www.missouriwestern.edu/handbook/index.pdfDisability
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