Digital Image Design
36-1300 (01) – # 3
1000 S. Wabash 139
Interactive Arts and Media
Columbia College Chicago
916 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago IL
Instructor Name: Heejoo Kim
Dept. Phone: (312) 369 7578
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Office/ Mailbox: 144
Class portal: http://oasis.colum.edu
This course introduces 2-D imaging principles, terms, and concepts through the use of raster and vector applications. Vocabulary and ideas appropriate to working in digital media are introduced. The student develops a body of work that emphasizes media-specific techniques.
Prerequisites: No Prerequisite
Instructional Resource Fee: $70
Add/Drop and Withdrawal Dates: You can add or drop a class in the Spring Semester until 01.30.10. You may withdraw from a class, and receive a “W” grade, until 02.06.10.
GOALS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
· Perceive what good design is
· Have basic knowledge of tools/applications
· Comprehend how to apply the tools to create good design
· Critically analyze images
· Synthesis- what it means to design for different contexts
By the end of the course students will be able to:
· Understand the integration of the following components and how a synthesis of these components of visual arts is used to define a work:
a) Elements, including color, line, shape, form, texture, and space
b) The Gestalt principles, such as unity, harmony, rhythm, contrast, or balance
d) Styles, such as abstract or impressionist
· Utilize and apply the tools and applications of visual design, typography, and color to convey ideas in a variety of print and digital forms
· Demonstrate understanding of fundamental computer file conventions used in visual design including formats, naming conventions, FTP, resolution, etc
· Perform digital typography (typeface, line spacing, point size, tracking, kerning, etc.) according to design standards of legibility and readability
· Make and support decisions based on artistic intent for visual art works
· Research, plan, develop and organize ideas into proposal form as well as completed graphic design projects.
· Accept critical feedback and constructive criticism and revise and refine work accordingly
· Participate objectively in the critique process by articulating what makes a design successful or not, citing evidence drawn from principles and vocabulary of design
COURSE WORK and GRADING:
In addition to the general work discussed above, your performance in this class is judged in part on participation, writing and critique assignments, exams, and the final project. Additionally, the course instructor is the final decider on the grade you have earned in the course. Posted grades do not necessarily reflect the final grade you will receive in the class.
Course Work Percentage Breakdown
10% — PARTICIPATIENT: PRESENTATION + IN-CLASS ASSINMENT + SKETCHBOOK
40% — PROJECTS
10% Project 1 – CD cover
10% Project 2 - Poetry
10% Project 3 - Social Relevance
10% Project 4 - A Book Based on a Word
30% — ASSIGNMENTS
6% Assignment 1 - Design Principles
6% Assignment 2 - Anatomy of Type + expressive typography
6% Assignment 3 – 5 steps of daily life
6% Assignment 4 - Surreal space + object
6% Assignment 5 – Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
20% — EXAMS
5% Midterm Exam
15% Final Exam + Project
— EXTRA CREDIT
Assignments will be accepted late, but there will be a grade reduction.
No Assignments or Projects will be accepted beyond Week 13 except Project 4.
No Make-up exams are provided.
Please note that grades are assigned as follows:
A = 93 % and above (930 points+)
A– = 90 - 92% (900 - 929 points)
B+ = 87 - 89% (870 - 899)
B = 83 - 86% (830 - 869)
B– = 80 - 82% (800 - 829)
C+ = 77 - 79% (770 - 799)
C = 73 - 76% (730 - 769)
C– = 70 - 72% (700 - 729)
D = 60- 69% (600 - 699)
F = 59% and below (599 points and below)
The instructor is the final arbiter of all grades for the class.
Grade Requirements for Major:
You are required to finish with a “C” grade or better if this class is required for your Major, or is a prerequisite for a class required by your major. If you do not, you must take this class again and cannot advance to the next required class.
Incomplete Grade: An Incomplete Grade (I) can only be issued for an undergraduate student who has met the following criteria: The student has successfully completed all course requirements to date but is faced with unexpected circumstances during the final weeks of the semester resulting in the inability to complete course requirements by the end of the semester. The student must have, in the instructor’s estimation, the ability to complete missed course requirements outside of class and by the end of the eighth week of the following semester. The instructor must agree to evaluate the student’s work and replace the Incomplete grade before the end of the following semester. An agreement specifying work to be completed and a due date must be signed by both instructor and student and approved by the Department Chair. In the event that an instructor is no longer employed by the College, a program Coordinator, Director, or the Department Chair can evaluate the work and assign the course grade.
SuggestedTexts and Supplies/Materials:
Photoshop Bible by Deke McClelland, Illustrator CS Bible by Ted Alspach – both available through Amazon. Any Photoshop or Illustrator book will work or use the applications help files or online sources.
Storage devices: flash or thumb drives,CD‘s, DVD’s.
Presentation materials: (TBA) and a sketchbook (provided by student)
Prints (provided by the department)
All students are assigned a @loop.colum,edu email when they first register. This is the only email that instructors use to contact you about assignments, scheduling, or other classroom issues. It is your responsibility to check this email regularly for information. You can access you @loop.colum.edu email via a link at the bottom of the left hand column of the Oasis portal. (http://oasis.colum.edu) We recommend that you either check that email daily or forward it to an email account that you do check daily.
Backup and Archival Policy:
Students are responsible for maintaining their own backup copies of all digital works. The Interactive Arts and Media department provides each registered student with server storage space as a courtesy and convenience, but does not guarantee access to that server space nor does it guarantee the safety of those digital files. Maintain your own electronic backup of your important files.
Additionally, as part of this class, you may be asked to provide all class work, documentation, proposals, and projects in electronic form on a CD or DVD-ROM on the last day of class. Your instructor will inform you if this is required, and of the specifics of the requirement.
Academic Honesty and Conduct:
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any inappropriate use of materials or plagiarism will not be tolerated. (See Academic Integrity Policies on pg. 18 of the Columbia Catalog.)
In line with Columbia’s Student Code of Conduct, students are reminded that Columbia expects students to treat each other, faculty, and staff with respect. Harassment of any kind is forbidden, as is exposing students or faculty to material and images that might be considered offensive.
All work submitted in this course for academic credit must be your own original work, the original work of the group of students cooperating in a project, and/or adhere to all relevant copyright and intellectual property ownership laws. You are all responsible for your own work, and while consultation and discussion of course topics with other students is encouraged, submitting another student’s work as one’s own - in whole or in part - will result in a zero for that assignment for all students involved. Additional penalty for violation of this policy could be extended to include failure of the class or other disciplinary action at the discretion of the instructor, the department, or Columbia College Chicago.
For more information on the use of copyright material please consult the following sources –
Copyright and Fair Use - http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
The U.S. Copyright Office - http://www.copyright.gov/
Digital Millennium Copyright Act - http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
Fair Use of Online Video - http://tinyurl.com/5gw89s (American University)
Students are expected to attend every session and arrive on time, prepared for the class at the indicated start time. It is the Interactive Arts and Media departmental policy that a student automatically fails the class upon their third unexcused absence. (You are out on the third strike.) Two late arrivals (after the beginning of class) equal one absence. Lateness of more than one-half hour is the equivalent of an unexcused absence. Students leaving class early are considered late for the amount of time missed. Students who do not get to class before mid-class break, or do not return after the break, will be marked as absent for that session. Medical and other emergency leave of absences follow a different policy. Please contact your instructor if such a situation arises.
Students are expected to maintain communication with their instructor regarding their presence in class. Maintaining communication with the instructor allows that instructor the option of marking an absence as excused, rather than unexcused, at his or her discretion. All communication regarding an absence or lateness should occur before the session in question. Contact information for the instructor is at the top of this syllabus.
An absent student is still responsible for turning in all required assignments on time, unless a prior arrangement is made with the instructor. The instructor may, at his or her discretion, require make-up work or assignments in the place of missed class work.
Class Blog Policy: http://didspring10.tumblr.com/
As part of this class, you will be expected to create and maintain a class portfolio blog. This website should feature all of your in-class and homework assignments. It is your responsibility to maintain working links to all of these projects. These links will be used for grading the projects and a missing link will be considered the same as a missing assignment. You are responsible for insuring that a blog posting appears properly after submission. You are also solely responsible for the content of your class blog. (See the information on Academic Honesty and Copyrights in a preceding section.)
Students with Disabilities
Columbia College Chicago seeks to maintain a supportive academic environment for students with disabilities. Students who self-identify as having a disability should present their documentation to the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office. After the documentation has been reviewed by the SSD office, a Columbia College accommodation letter will be provided to the student. Students are encouraged to present their Columbia accommodation letters to each instructor at the beginning of the semester so that accommodations can be arranged in a timely manner by the College, the department, or the faculty member, as appropriate. Accommodations will begin at the time the letter is presented. Students with disabilities who do not have accommodation letters should visit the office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Room 304 of the 623 S. Wabash building (312-369-8296).
Everyone is invited to visit Columbia College’s Writing Center. Students may drop in or have a standing weekly appointment. Writing consultants can help a student develop a paper idea, organize a paper, or revise a paper.
IAM OPEN LAB HOURS:
Computer Labs: 916 South Wabash,
For lab hours and software inventory, see http://iam.colum.edu/facilities/studios.aspx
NOTE: This syllabus is subject to change as the course proceeds. You will be notified of any and all changes.
A copy of this syllabus is available electronically in the section for this class in the Oasis online portal. (http://oasis.colum.edu)