Design Tools for the
Computer -- AR 218 -- Summer 2005
Location: Underground, Room 816
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 AM., M ,T, W, R
Instructor: Thomas Smith
Phone: (816) 584-6758
Office: Underground, 800
Lab: (816) 584-6756
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
course teaches primary design programs in a Macintosh design environment as a
foundation for the upper level graphic design classes. Prerequisite or co-requsite:
AR 202 1:5:3 This class will enable the student to harness
the tools of graphic technology toward visual “sense-making” in the practice of
All students are individuals and as a teacher I believe they should learn in a
unique individual manner. Knowledge creation is a subtle process with widely
varying needs. The individual’s desire for knowledge is multifaceted. As a
teacher it is my responsibility to foster that desire. Therefore, I try to plant
ideas in the most diverse forms, in the hope that they not conform, but become
Minimum of one Iomega or Sony, etc. 250 MgB Zip diskette (Macintosh
format) for transfer and storage of works or a 128 Meg. PIN Drive or larger.
One package Matte or Photo Glossy Inkjet Paper,
8.5” x 11”. (Approximate cost: $10 to $14).
Supplies generally available from OfficeMax or Best Buy, etc.
completing AR218, students will be able to:
Conceptualize and create original design work in the Macintosh
Use hardware and software technologies of drawing and printing.
Begin understanding type as both information and visual content.
Describe various attributes of type and design using an accurate
Implement the basic techniques of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and
Quark Express software.
Critically examine finished work.
Correctly operate and care for systems in the Graphics Lab.
Completion of all handouts as assigned by the instructor.
Completion of individual design projects.
above projects are the minimum requirement for a passing grade. All additional
projects developed during the semester may be submitted for extra credit.
student will be evaluated in the following manner:
Growth and Development
Class Participation 20%
(Discussion, attendance, work habits, 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. Students 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.”
University Attendance Policy:
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 term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must
also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry
further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences
in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn,
resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who
has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational
benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment.
Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in
a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic)
resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance
from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
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 American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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
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lab provides a “hands on” learning environment for each student. It is
essential that the student make a conscientious effort to attend every class to
optimize the opportunity for use of this technology. Final grade is influenced
after three unexcused absences. If the student misses three consecutive class
periods without informing the instructor, the student may be removed from the
critiques are part of the completion of each assigned project. Students who
fail to attend a critique will lose one letter grade on that project. In the
event you cannot attend, phone the instructor.
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