201 Schedule

The class schedule is subject to change and will be updated every Monday. Check this page regularly to see what is expected for the upcoming week. Scroll to bottom to see schedule for weeks that have passed.

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Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the SPARK computer lab (Mon-Fri, 7:30-11:00pm) and in the Avery Computer Lab in Avery Hall in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm).

WEEK 5

Tues 9/19

Due today:

  • Group critique write-up (2 copies)

In class:

  • Work on finishing Project 1: Dystopian Collage

Thurs 9/21

Due today by end of class:

WEEK 6

Tues 9/26

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Project 2: Sprite Design
  • Watch 1980s game footage

Thurs 9/28

Due today:

  • Read Hierarchy and Diagram from Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton
  • Typography reading: TBA

In class:

  • Introduction to Illustrator workspace

WEEK 7 

Tues 10/3

Due this week: Illustrator tutorials

In class:

  • Work on Illustrator tutorials and Sprite Design

Thurs 10/5

In class:

  • Work on Illustrator tutorials and Sprite Design

WEEK 8

(Midterm grades due this week)

Tues 10/10

In class:

  • Work on Illustrator tutorials and Sprite Design

Thurs 10/12

Due today:

  • Sprite Design for critique

In class:

  • Group critiques

WEEK 9

Tues 10/17

Due today:

  • Group critique write-up

In class:

  • Project 2 Test

Thurs 10/9

Due today by end of class:

  • Project 2: Sprite Design (see project page for details about what to hand in)

In class:

  • Quick introduction to large format printing

WEEK 10

Tues 10/24

Due today:

  • Files ready for large format printing
  • Read Ready Player One , Chapters 0028-0039 (pgs 267-372)

In class:

  • Large format printing day

Thurs 10/26

In class:

  • Large format printing continued
  • Print critique for Projects 1 and 2

WEEK 11

Tues 10/31

Due today:

  • Web Design reading: TBA

In class:

  • Introduction to Web Portfolios: Layouts, Templates, File Prep
  • W3schools HTMLCSS and Javascript demos

Thurs 11/2

Due today:

In class:

  • Get set up with WSU Crimson pages

WEEK 12

Tues 11/7

Due today:

  • Have your wordpress template chosen

In class:

  • Work on your web portfolio

Thurs 11/9

Due today:

  • Web portfolio for critique

In class:

  • Group critiques

WEEK 13

Tues 11/14

Due today:

  • Group critique write-up

In class:

  • Look ahead to Project 4: Oral History (What is a podcast? What is an oral history?)
  • Work on finishing Web Portfolios

Thurs 11/16

Due today by end of class:

  • Project 3: Web Portfolios

Over break:

  • Work on recording interviews for Project 4: Oral History
  • Oral History readings: TBA

—Thanksgiving Break—

WEEK 14

Tues 11/28

Due today:

In class:

  • Discuss reading
  • Editing Audio Files
  • Using creative commons-licensed sounds to supplement your oral history

Thurs 11/30

Due today:

  • Audio editing tutorials: TBA

In class:

  • Uploading your file to your Web Portfolio
  • Work on editing audio files

WEEK 15

Tues 12/5

Due today:

  • Oral History for critique

In class:

  • Group critiques

Thurs 12/7

Due today:

  • Critique write-up posted to blogroll on Web Portfolio

In class:

  • Work on Oral History podcasts

FINALS WEEK

9:10am section: Tues, 12/12, 10:10am-12:10pm

10:35am section: Fri, 12/15, 10:10am-12:10pm

To do before the finals time assigned to your section:

  • Post Project 4: Oral History to your Web Portfolio
  • Post Reflection Essay on your blogroll (see Reflection Essay description)

 

– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

 

WEEK 1

Tues 8/22

In class:

  • Course Introduction
  • In-Class Activity: Technology of Music Artifacts

Thurs 8/24

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 2

Tues 8/29

Due this week:

In class:

Thurs 8/31

Due today:

  • Thumbdrives labeled with names and DTC 201, format for MAC and PC

In class:

WEEK 3

Tues 9/5

Due today:

  • Meet in CDSC, 4th floor of Holland Library Meet in Spark 208
  • Bring thumbdrive with creative commons-licensed images (include citation checklist)
  • Bring something to scan that you want to use for your collage

In class:

  • Additional Photoshop basics
  • Help with Photoshop and online image searches

Thurs 9/7

Due today:

  • Meet in CDSC, 4th floor of Holland Library
  • Bring something to scan that you want to use for your collage
  • Bring laptops to work in Photoshop if you wish

In class:

  • Class visit to Center for Digital Scholarship & Curation (CDSC) to use flatbed scanners

WEEK 4

Tues 9/12

Due this week: Photoshop Tutorials

In class:

  • Work on Photoshop tutorials and your collage

Thurs 9/14

Due today:

In class:

  • Group critiques