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

 

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

Due today: All Photoshop Tutorials

In class:

  • Photoshop review

Thurs 2/1

Due today:

  • Dystopian Collage for critique

In class:

  • Group critiques
  • Saving as a PSD, saving as a JPG (high res, low res)

WEEK 5: Dystopian Collage is due

Tues 2/6

Due today:

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

In class:

  • 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 2/8

Due today:

In class:

  • Project 1 Test (made available on blackboard during class time only)

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:

  • Bring your Character Profile (1 page, printed), with all required and some optional details
  • Read Hierarchy and Diagram from Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

In class:

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

WEEK 7 : Drawing Characters in Illustrator

Tues 2/20 (morning classes have field trip to BCU)

Due this week: Illustrator tutorials

In class:

  • Work on Illustrator tutorials and Character Design

Thurs 2/22 (afternoon classes have field trip to BCU)

In class:

  • Work on Illustrator tutorials and Character Design

WEEK 8: Poster Design

(Midterm grades due this week)

Tues 2/27

In class:

  • Typography best practices
  • Review of Hierarchy and Diagram for poster design

Thurs 3/1

Due today:

  • Character Design for critique

In class:

  • Group critiques
  • 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:

  • 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:

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

In class:

  • Project 2 Test (made available on blackboard during class time only)

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WEEK 10: Oral History Project / Final Project

Tues 3/20

Due today:

  • Read “Ready Player One” Chapters 0028-0039 (pgs 267-372)

In class:

  • Introduction to Project 3: Oral History and Final Project: Web Curation

Thurs 3/22

Due today:

  • Oral History Readings

In class:

  • Discussion of Oral History Readings and Web Curation

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

Group critiques

Thurs 4/5

Group presentations

WEEK 13: Oral History Project Due / Begin Final

Tues 4/10

Project 3 test and Oral History Project due

Thurs 4/12

Final Project: Web Curation

WEEK 14: Web Curation

Tues 4/17

Final Project: Web Curation

Thurs 4/19

Final Project: Web Curation

WEEK 15: Web Curation Due

Tues 4/24

Final Project Presentations: Web Curation

Thurs 4/26

Final Project Presentations: Web Curation

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: