COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT DIVISION OF FINE ARTS FACULTY SYLLABUS Spring 2008 COURSE NUMBER: ARTS 2348.S35 COURSE TITLE: Digital Art I COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to creating art on the computer; includes techniques with pencils, charcoal, crayons, pastels, watercolor, oils, and collage. Emphasis is placed on combining traditional art techniques with the computer. No previous computer experience necessary. COURSE CREDIT HOURS: 3 LECTURE HOURS: 2 LAB HOURS: 4 PREREQUISITE: ARTS 1316 College Repeat Policy: A student may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade, including “W”. COURSE DELIVERY METHOD: Lecture – 2 hours per week Presentations of digital art examples produced by students and by professionals with discussions of techniques involved. Demonstrations of skills exercises. Group and individual critiques of finished prints. Laboratory – 4 hours per week Individual computer art assignments completed by students. INSTRUCTOR’S INFORMATION: INSTRUCTOR’S NAME: Rex Reece OFFICE NUMBER: A246 OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. CONTACT INFORMATION: Office phone: 972.881.5804 e-mail: [email protected] Emergencies: call the Fine Arts Office, 972.881.5107 CLASS INFORMATION: CLASS MEETING TIMES: Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. CLASS MEETING LOCATION: A261 TEXTBOOK: Creating Digital Art with Corel Painter. Second Edition. Rex Reece. 2007. SUPPLIES: Flash drive or CD-RW and specialty printer papers. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Demonstrate proficiency in computer imaging skills using Corel Painter. 2. Develop the ability to evaluate critically one’s own artwork and the work of others. 3. Develop the cognitive and technical skills necessary to translate an idea into visual communication. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 1. Complete all exercises and compositional assignments. 2. Participate in class critiques. 3. Attend all scheduled classes. NOTE: A general rule applying to all college art courses is that the student should expect to spend the same number of hours on course work outside of class each week as the number of hours scheduled in class. METHOD OF EVALUATION: Grades will be assigned to each individual finished digital art print as follows: A = Successfully completed the finished composition. B = Completed the composition, but lacking in some area such as compositional balance, etc. C = Completed the composition, but lacking in several areas. D = Unsuccessful in completing the project. F = Failed to attempt the project. ATTENDANCE POLICY: See the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to withdraw. Attendance is mandatory because: a. Observing the demonstrations is crucial to understanding the assignments. b. Students who produce their art projects during scheduled classes have the opportunity for individual help from the professor. c. Working during scheduled classes provides the discipline needed to complete the assignments on time. d. Class attendance is directly correlated with successful achievement in college. NOTE: IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO WITHDRAW FROM CLASSES AT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE. DATES TO REMEMBER: Mon Jan 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – All Campuses Closed Mon Mar 17 – 23 Spring Break – All Campuses Closed Fri Apr 11 Last Day to Withdraw Mon May 5 – 10 Final Exam Week Thu May 8 Graduation at UTD 7:00 p.m. Fri May 9 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Final Exam RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS: please refer to the current Collin Student Handbook ADA STATEMENT: It is the policy of Collin County Community college to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who are students with disabilities. This College will adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the ACCESS office, SCC-G200 or 972.881.5898 (V/TTD: 972-881-5950) in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations. ACADEMIC ETHICS: The College District may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts, or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission as one’s own work material that is not one’s own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve, but is not limited to, one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, use of annotated texts or teacher’s editions, and/or falsifying academic records. Plagiarism is the use of an author’s words or ideas as if they were one’s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation. Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination, illicitly obtaining examination questions in advance, copying computer or Internet files, using someone else’s work for assignments as if it were one’s own, or any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course. Collusion is intentionally aiding or attempting to aid another in an act of scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to, providing a paper or project to another student; providing an inappropriate level of assistance; communicating answers to a classmate during an examination; removing tests or answer sheets from a test site, and allowing a classmate to copy answers. TENTATIVE COURSE CALENDAR Each of the 15 classes will consist of a demonstration of one or more skills exercises at the beginning of the class; then students will produce portfolio pieces based on those exercises. Individual prints will be critiqued as they are completed. The final exam will consist of a critique of all work produced during the semester.