AR 313 Indep Study in Art or Design
SP 2008 HOC
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
M+F: 10AM-11AM; 5M-6PM; W:4:30-6:30
Textbook: There is no required text for the course however I will recommend
articles or books for you to read or acquire, throughout the course. It
is very important to expose yourself to as many examples of successful
graphic design solutions as you can and start to assemble your own
design reference library.
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Educational Philosophy: Graphic designers are employed to communicate information visually and
creatively. This process involves learning to synthesize information
and evolving strategies for presenting information clearly,
efficiently, appropriately and in a visually compelling manner.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Varies with course
Class Assessment: There will be no tests or quizzes.
Your final grade will be determined by my evaluation of your work which
will include the quality of your solution and your full, professional
participation in the process.
Grading: The project will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
– Was the problem critically analyzed before beginning ideation?
– Were objectives and priorities formulated prior to executing your design?
– Did you produce an original, creative solution to the problem?
– Did you "push the envelope" or settle for a safe solution?
Remember, no omelet has ever been made without breaking
– Did you produce a sufficient number of thumbnails sketches to thoroughly explore alternative solutions?
– Does your project display a high level of craftsmanship? Even
the best ideas can fail to convince if they are
obscured by bad craftsmanship or a presentation.
– Did you follow the exercise instructions?
– Did you complete the exercise and submit it by the due date?
Class Participation will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
– Do you participate fully in the development of materials?
– Do you display an enthusiasm about the course material?
– Are you able to verbally communicate visual concepts with clarity and correct terminology?
Late Submission of Course Materials: A project brief will be handed out at the beginning of the
project. The brief will explain the goal and the requirements of the
project, the media to be used, the method of presentation and the
project due date. Project deadlines are a fact of life for graphic
designers. It is crucial to your success as a designer that you learn
to organize and budget your time wisely to make certain that you allow
enough time to complete your project by the due date. Finished projects
are due at the beginning of class on the date that they are due. Any
projects or assignments not handed in at the beginning of class will be
considered late. Late projects will automatically be lowered by 1
letter grade (for example, from an a to b) for each day that the
project is late. Missing a critique will result in your project being
lowered one grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: You are expected to actively participate in all discussions
Critiques are investigative forums where we will examine the successes and failures of your content and your presentation. Be
prepared to respond to my questions about your work and to
explain why your design is an effective solution. Do not feel
intimidated or persecuted; being able to effectively defend your
solution and evaluate the work of others is a critical skill that you
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86It is expected that the work that you do for this class will be your own. Plagiarism is the act of representing someone else's words or ideas or images as your own. Plagiarism is the most serious academic offense that you can commit and will not be tolerated. Committing plagiarism will result in a failing grade for the project and possible failure in the course.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students 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 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case 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: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/24/2008 5:53:11 PM