201 Schedule

The class schedule is subject to change and will be updated every Friday. Check this page regularly to see what is expected for the upcoming week.

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).

 

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

 

—SPRING BREAK—

WEEK 10: Oral History Project

Tues 3/20

Due today:

  • Read “Ready Player One” Chapters 0028-0039 (pgs 267-372), watch 2-3 1980s flicks mentioned in “Ready Player One” and complete Prep Work for Project 3

In class:

  • Introduction to Project 3: Oral History

Thurs 3/22

Due today:

  • Oral History Readings/Videos

In class:

  • Discussion of Oral History Readings/Videos

WEEK 11: Oral History Project

Tues 3/27

Work on Oral History Project

Thurs 3/29

Work on Oral History Project

WEEK 12: Oral History Project

Tues 4/3

Work on Oral History Project

Thurs 4/5

Work on Oral History Project

WEEK 13: Oral History Project

Tues 4/10

Oral History Group Critiques

Thurs 4/12

Oral History Group Presentations

WEEK 14: Oral History Project

Tues 4/17

Due this week: Character Design revised posters should be printed no later than this week for the DTC Showcase next week

Oral History Project Revisions

Thurs 4/19

Oral History Project Revisions

WEEK 15: Oral History Project

Tues 4/24

Due today: 

  • Bring your 18 x 24 revised Project 2 Poster/Character Design, printed at BCU no later than this date (write your first and last name on the back)

Thurs 4/26: DTC SHOWCASE

Attend DTC Showcase if possible

FINALS WEEK (Optional)

9:10am section 02: TBA

10:35am section 03: TBA

2:50pm section 05: TBA

– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1: Course Introduction

Tues 1/9

In class:

  • Course Introduction

Thurs 1/11

Due today:

  • Read Chapters 0000-0005 (pgs 1-60) of “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
  • Read About and About > What pages on Media Archaeology Lab’s website, then peruse other parts of the site, especially items under Catalog and Projects
  • Bring your example of a personal technological artifact to share (see First Week Response Sheet)

In class:

  • Discussion: “Ready Player One” and student technology examples
  • Hand out “photomontage” and “collage” entries from Grove Art Online (search for Grove Art Online in WSU Library’s SearchIT to find this online resource)

WEEK 2: Copyright, creative commons, public domain

Tues 1/16

Due today:

  • Read Chapters 0006-0016 (pgs 61-166) of “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
  • Read “photomontage” and “collage” entries from Grove Art Online (to access the database directly, search for Grove Art Online in WSU Library’s SearchIT)

In class:

Thurs 1/18

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 3: Designing your collage and Photoshop

Tues 1/23

Due today:

  • Bring thumbdrive, properly formatted, labeled with your last name and DTC201, with public domain and creative commons-licensed images (include citation checklist with active links saved as Microsoft Word document)
  • Read The Elements of Design

In class:

  • Discuss The Elements of Design as it relates to collage project
  • Check public domain and creative commons-licensed images

Thurs 1/25

Due today:

In class:

  • Continue checking public domain and creative commons-licensed images
  • Work on additional Photoshop tutorials, which are due next week

WEEK 4: Refining Photoshop skills

Tues 1/30: Work day (instructor is ill)

Due today: All Photoshop Tutorials

In class:

  • Use this time to finish tutorials and work on your Project 1 Dystopian Collage

Thurs 2/1: Work day (instructor is ill)

In class:

  • Use this time to finish tutorials and work on your Project 1 Dystopian Collage

WEEK 5: Dystopian Collage is due for critique

Tues 2/6

Due today:

  • Dystopian Collage for critique

In class:

  • Small group meetings, then group presentations: Choose one person’s work to show to the class. Have improvements been made since last time? All group members should have something to say about the work.
  • Finish checking citations and image research
  • Photoshop help, continue checking images and citations
  • Saving as a PSD, saving as a JPG (high res, low res)

Thurs 2/8: Class cancelled again due to illness

Today:

  • Project 1 Test made available as take-home: Complete via blackboard before class starts on Tuesday, 2/13
  • Work on finishing Dystopian Collage: final due date extended until Tuesday, 2/13
  • You can go to the Creativity Suite, 4th Floor Avery Hall from 10am – 6pm today if you need Photoshop help (Jeff and Andrese will be the students on staff who have familiarity with Photoshop)

WEEK 6: Introduction to Character Design

Tues 2/13

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Project 2: Character Design
  • Discussion: Character Profiles
  • If time allows: Internet Arcade

Thurs 2/15

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Project 2: Character Design
  • Introduction to Illustrator workspace

 

WEEK 7 : Drawing Characters in Illustrator

Tues 2/20 (morning classes have field trip to BCU: Bustad Hall Room 123)

Due today:

  • Bring a written Character Profile (1 page, printed), with all required and some optional details
  • Read Hierarchy and Diagram (pgs 115-126, 198-213) from Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (type in your WSU network ID and password to access)

In class:

  • Work on Illustrator tutorials and Character Design

Thurs 2/22 (afternoon classes have field trip to BCU: Bustad Hall Room 123)

Due today: First Illustrator tutorial

In class:

  • Work on Illustrator tutorials and Character Design

WEEK 8: Poster Design

(Midterm grades due this week)

Tues 2/27: Work day (optional attendance)

Due today: Finish Illustrator tutorials

In class:

  • This is a work day. Attendance is optional. Kristin will not be in the classroom in the morning due to a doctor’s appointment, but she will be there (SPARK 208-210) from 2:50pm to 5:00pm. Any class can drop in during that time for questions.

Thurs 3/1

Due today:

  • Character Design for critique

In class:

  • Group critiques
  • Typography best practices
  • Review of Hierarchy and Diagram for poster design
  • Exporting as high res JPG and PDF from Illustrator

WEEK 9: Character Design is Due

Special Announcement: VR Symposium at CDSC this week!

Tues 3/6

Due today:

  • Group critique write-up (2 printed copies: one for me, one for your group member)

In class:

  • Saving as JPG and PDF
  • Group presentations: Choose one person’s work to show to the class. Have improvements been made since last time? All group members should have something to say about the work.

Thurs 3/8

Due today:

In class:

  • Project 2 Test (made available on blackboard from 8am to midnight today)