The final grade will be averaged from the following:
Quizzes - 10%
Students are reminded that their grade represents
an evaluation of their submitted work only, and should not be misconstrued
as a personal statement.
will be introduced during class and may consist of various parts. Work
is expected to be presented and mounted cleanly as required. In addition
to graded assignments, in class assignments will be collected and reviewed
using a ten point scale. Completion of in class projects will be factored
into the cumulative project grade.
A final project will represent the culmination of the lessons throughout
the semester, brought together in a well-conceived, finished product.
Project grades will be lowered five points per class for late completion.
Students may request to resubmit projects for an improved grade. Resubmissions
will be graded and averaged with the original grade for a final grade.
Major project grades are based on the following criteria (25% each):
Solution to Project as Given
- This is the overall assesment of the project based on the criteria of
the problem (ei. 21=B, 22=B+ 23= A-, etc). Additional points will be deducted
from this category if restrictions of the solution are not followed (ie
size, format or other specific instructions.)
Aesthetics & Creativity
- Assessment based on the level of creativity and overall quality of the
- Overall quality of the work based on execution of craft. Includes quality
of line work, neatness of surface, clean cut and paste construction and
general quality of execution.
Assessment of final presentation of solution. Includes neat and even mounting
on proper sized mount as well as usage of protective cover sheet.
Students will be required to participate in group critiques and topical
discussions. These will promote dialogue as a learning tool, as students
will be expected to utilize proper vocabulary in expressing their critical
A sketchbook will be required for thumbnailing and brainstorming design
problems. Students will learn the importance of recording and reviewing
ideas in rough forms.In addition students will be responsible for weekly
sketch assignments. These will be checked at mid-term and again at the
conclusion of the semester.Sketchbooks will be reviewed as part of the