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The Ohio State University, Department of Art, Art & Technology Course Syllabus Autumn 2012
Student Learning Outcomes
Through artmaking, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques and writing students will explore contemporary, experimental uses of digital media. Class time consists of hands-on demonstrations in software and techniques, balanced with presentations of artist examples and discussions. Students will spend some time in class discussing and developing their creative projects, but will be expected to produce most of their assigned art projects outside of class.
Course Content and Procedures
Requirements and Evaluation - Grading is assigned as follows:
48 points – Assigned digial art projects. (16 points possible
on each of the 3 projects)
To receive a letter grade of "C" you must maintain regular attendance, complete all assignments and participate in class discussions and critiques. An "A" in this course will require that you far exceed the minimum expectations for both quality and concept. Your work should show a highly developed understanding of the concepts and techniques of digital image manipulation, as well as an innovative incorporation of this medium into your own developed aesthetic. Your contribution to class discussions and class critiques is vital for an "A". To read the evaluation criteria for the art assignments go to the bottom of the assignments page.
Class critiques are very important and will be held at the beginning of class on the due date of each project. If your assignment is not complete for the critique your grade on that assignment will be lowered by one full letter for each class day it is late. You are required to attend critiques even if your work is not complete. Critiques are not for my benefit; instead, they are most likely your best method to learn about artmaking - from your fellow artmakers.
Policy on student conduct
Students are expected
to abide by the Ohio
State University's Code of Student Conduct. Any violations will be
reported to the Committee on Academic Misconduct.
Any student who feels he/she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately, as soon as possible, to discuss specific needs. Students need to also be working with the Office for Disability Services (on campus at 150 Pomerene Hall, ph. 614-292-3307) so that we may coordinate reasonable accommodations.
Digital Storage - You will need a USB flash drive to store image files and easily transport them to different computers. Get one that will store at least 16 Gigs, but get a larger capacity drive (40 gigs or more) if you plan to archive all of your work in this class on this one device. You will be required to follow good digital practices by backing up your important work in more than one place. Hard-drive crashes and file glitches do happen - and they are not excuses for late projects. As student, you also have access to 25 Gigs of cloud storage space. Go to skydrive.live.com and sign-in using your Buckeye Mail Windows Live ID (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password. More details on this service on this Digital Union Blog post.
Digital output - you will be required to get your artwork out of the computer for one or two of the assignments. This means purchasing output media to print on such as, photo quality ink-jet paper, gloss paper, inkjet canvas, transparencies, iron-on transfer sheets, back-light film (Duratrans). In addition, the final project, which will be submitted to the final Art and Technology exhibition at the Haskett Gallery, needs to be a finished piece ready to install in a gallery setting. Depending on what you decide to create for your final piece, you should plan accordingly with supply purchases. For example, if your artwork is a series of ink-jet prints, you will need to purchase frames or frame-making supplies.
Notebook - taking notes will be necessary in this information-intensive course.
Labs, Equipment and Facilities
You do not need to own your own computer and/or Adobe Photoshop to succeed in this class. There are computer labs available to students in the art department and to those taking art and technology classes.The computer lab located in Hopkins Hall room 180 B, is an open lab for students to pursue their artwork outside of classes. Several other labs on campus have Photoshop, including: Campbell Hall, room 119 and the Digital Union in the Science and Engineering Library, room 370 and Thompson Library. For information about what equipment and software is available at each student computer center, visit this website or call: 614-292-8400
services equipment checkout:
Reading and Writing
In addition to the required book, Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS5, there will be required readings related to digital art and ideas that will be discussed in class. There will also be short writing assignments on relevant artists and artist lectures as well as written project proposals required for each art project.
Other inspirational readings on digital art
and Electronic Media (Phaidon Press) by Edward Shanken
See more online publications on the class Links List !
General Schedule *
* Note: This is a general schedule, your specific course schedule will by posted on the online CARMEN site.
General Art Department questions can be emailed to email@example.com or phone: 614-292-5072
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