The final grade will be averaged from the following:
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. Student work may be reproduced for
sample material in print and on-line.
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
(includes work not complete or mounted by crit) Students may resubmit
projects for an improved grade. Resubmissions will be graded and averaged
with the original grade for a final grade.
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
Sketchbooks: 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 required to research
and compile a collection of design examples and on-line resources on a
regular basis. Sketchbooks will be reviewed at midterm and at the conclusion
of the course.
Organization of files is of great importance when working with digital
graphics. Files should be kept in individual folders along with any accompanying
files necessary for output. Periodic disk checks will be used to review
file maintenance. Backing up work is extremely important as well. Please
keep an extra disk, or utilize a home computer or the designated server
space for back up purposes. Technical failure will not be acceptable excuse
for late work.