The mission of Park University, an
entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic
excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate
effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
Park University will be a renowned
international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for
learners within the global society.
SYMBOL AND NUMBER: AR
TITLE: Special Topics in Art
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT:
OF FACULTY MEMBER: MASOOM
OF FACULTY MEMBER: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: ROOM 227
HOURS: TUES & THURS:
1:00 – 3:00
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 816 – 584 –
FACULTY PARK E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:
OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: AUGUST 23–DEC 10,2004
SESSION DAY (S): TUESDAY &
3:50 PM - 5:05 PM
WED: 1:50 PM - 4:20 PM
AR 418 1:5:3
specialized workshop or seminar focused on a particular subject, issue or medium
(such as Website Design or Digital Photography or Mural Painting). Maybe be
repeated for credit when topics change. Variable 1-3 credits.
COURSE TEXTBOOK (S):
COURSE TEXTBOOK: SHERRY KINKOPH AND MIKE WOOLDRIDGE, MASTER VISUALLY DREAMWEAVER
MX AND FLASH MX, WILEY PUBLISHING, INC.
As a Graphic Design
teacher, my principal objective is to expand student's design competency. In
accomplishing this goal, I rely on a variety of skills including:
• Building relationships of trust with students;
• Possessing a high degree of competency and knowledge in course
• Understanding the course material knowledge level of my students;
• I believe that a teacher
must encourage and allow students to take responsibility for their own learning
conclusion of this course the student will be able to
• To introduce the students with a Web Design and animation program.
• To explore the
possibilities to learn in depth about MX Flash, a Web Design software.
• To refine the artistic and technical maturity.
• Attention is given to
research and explore the right use of animation in the multi-media environment.
emphasis of this course in graphic design is the completion of the professional
quality computer based graphic design portfolio using the latest web design
software FLASHMX. Real world concepts of portfolio presentation through
animation and HTML are presented.
projects and quizzes will be used as evaluation methods in the percentages
listed. No make-up quizzes will be given. No late projects will be accepted. The
first day of class and the last day of class will be used for the pre-test and
post-test. The professor reserves the right to add other quizzes and exam to the
superior performance on all levels of evaluation, participation in class
critiques, punctual attendance and meeting project deadlines.
B Indicates above
average craftsmanship and problem solving abilities.
C Indicates average
performance, with problems in some areas.
failure to meet minimum standards. Problems exist in multiple areas.
F Indicates problems
in performance, attendance and attitude.
C+=77-79 C=74-76 C-=70-73
D+=67-69 D=64-66 D-=60-63
There will be assignments,
projects and written tests. Each student will be evaluated in the following
Lab Projects and
attendance, work habit, etc)
Academic Honesty is
required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate
cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course
assignments. Learners who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades
or expelled from Park.
Plagiarism – the
appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and
presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or
ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources
should consult their instructors.
Instructors are required to
keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences
for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of
enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within
the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further
penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a
semester/term of enrollment, the learner will be administratively withdrawn,
resulting in a grade of "F". An Incomplete grade will not be issued to learners
who have unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Learners
receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA)
educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the
semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the learner. Reports
of a F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for
learners receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will
be reported to the appropriate agency.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE
There are no excused
absences. The accumulation of more than four absences will result in the
student’s failure for the class. Class critiques are part of the completion of
each assigned project. Students who fail to attend a critique will lose one
letter grade on the project. With a Doctor’s note you may submit your project,
make up your in class assignment or take the written test. But you will receive
one grade lower as a final grade for submitting it late as per the class policy.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more
productive. Learners must recognize though that technology may also cause
problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Learners must be
responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be
sure to save copies of your work to zip disk, hard drive, and print out paper
copies for backup purposes.
Park University is
committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for
special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to
learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is
Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any
inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the
provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park
University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the
Park University web page:
AUG – 27 AUG
Orientation and explanation of class procedures. Learning Imageready and
designing rollovers, slices and animation in Imageready.
30 AUG – SEP 03
Work session on project #1 in Imageready. Project # 1 due. Introduction to
FlashMX. Lectures on Flash toolbox, motion and shape twinning.
06 SEP – SEP 10
Project #2 given in Flash to design an interactive Card. Working on Project
#2. Lectures on Flash. Class
13 SEP – SEP 17
Project # 2 due. Critique. Lectures on Flash. Introduction to Project # 3.
To built a Flash website for Graphic Design portfolio. Developing a concept
for the website.
20 SEP – SEP 24
Lectures on Flash. Working on the concept of the website. Exploring
different ways of buttons and rollovers. Class discussion.
27 SEP – OCT 01
Working on Final project. Collecting data for the website including images,
written material etc. Designing and finish an INTRO PIECE for the
04 OCT – OCT 08
Keep working on the website with emphasis on finishing the introduction and
developing the whole concept for the website. Finish atleast two pages.
11 OCT – OCT 15
Work session on Final project. Develop a sound system of navigation for the
website and it should contain atleast 3 to 4 pages.
18 OCT – OCT 22
25 OCT – OCT 29
Working on Final project. Finishing rest of the pages in this week. Finish
incorporating good music and images.
01 NOV – NOV 05
Working on the sound and selecting the right music for the website. Class
Critique and watching each other’s work thoroughly.
08 NOV – NOV 12
Keep working on the final project.
15 NOV – NOV 19
Keep working on the final project.
22 NOV – NOV 26
Select DOMAIN name for the website, and get ready for HOSTING or uploading
29 NOV – DEC 03
Start uploading website through FETCH program.
06 DEC – DEC 10
Project due. Website presentation will be held individually in front of the
class. Class discussion
Projects can be changed or revised on professor’s discretion