336 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.

(lecture) = Avery 102

(lab) = Avery 105

Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the Avery Computer Lab in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm). You may also work on weekday evenings until 11:00pm in the SPARK 210 PC lab and in the Dimensions Lab in Holland Library.

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WEEK 3

Tues 1/28

Due today:

  •  Bring a draft of your poster design in Illustrator to test print in Avery 103

In class:

  • Work on Project 1: Poster Remix files
  • Print a draft of your poster on the 11×17 color printer in Avery 103
  • Assign: Come prepared to work next class

Thurs 1/30

In class:

  • Quiz in Blackboard
  • Work on Project 1: Poster Remix files
  • Print another draft of your poster on the 11×17 color printer in Avery 103
  • Assign: 1) Project 1: Poster Remix due (see What You Will Hand In section), 2) Read excerpts from Fire Season by Patrick Coleman (PDF and print copies will be provided), 3) Read Formstorming and Rules and Randomness chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 4

Tues 2/4 (Patrick Coleman at Neill Public Library 5:30-6:30pm)

Due today at beginning of class:

  1. Project 1: Poster Remix due (see What You Will Hand In section)
  2. Read excerpts from Fire Season by Patrick Coleman (PDF and print copies will be provided)
  3. Read Formstorming and Rules and Randomness chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Discuss “Fire Season” by Patrick Coleman alongside readings on Formstorming and Rules and Randomness
  • Assign: Prepare questions for Patrick Coleman (You will hand in on paper)

Wed 2/7 (Patrick Coleman at WSU Art Museum 3:00-5:00pm)

Thurs 2/6 (meet in WSU Museum of Art from 3:00-4:00pm)

Due today:

  • Bring your questions for Patrick Coleman printed or written on paper

In class:

  • Section 1 (1:25-2:40pm): Discuss Project 1: Poster Remix
  • Section 2 (2:50-4:05pm): Meet in WSU Museum of Art for Patrick Coleman reading
  • Assign: Read Color and Framing chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 5

Tues 2/11

Due today:

  • Read Color and Framing chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Lecture and discussion on color
  • Assign: 1) Color Hunt activity, which is your introductory activity for Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams (due 2/18), 2) Read Layers, Transparency, and Pattern chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

Thurs 2/13

Due today:

  • Read Layers, Transparency, and Pattern chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Discuss readings
  • Lecture: Image editing in Photoshop, Combining Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Assign: 1) Color Hunt activity, your introductory activity for Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams, 2) Read Diagram and Grid chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 6

— Mon 2/17: No classes President’s Day —

Tues 2/18

Due today:

  1. Color Hunt activity, your introductory activity for Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams
  2. Read Diagram and Grid chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Discuss readings
  • Introduce Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams
  • Illustrator techniques for Project 2
  • Assign: 1) Read Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams, 2) Continue collecting color photos as needed

Thurs 2/20

Due today:

  1. Read Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams
  2. Bring additional color photos if needed

In class:

  • Quiz in Blackboard
  • Work on Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams

WEEK 7 

Tues 2/25

Due today:

  • Come prepared to work on Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams

Thurs 2/27

Due today at beginning of class

  • Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams due (see What You Will Hand In section)

In class:

  • Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams critique

WEEK 8

–Midterm grades due this Wednesday, 3/4–

Tues 3/3

In class:

  • Watch Helvetica documentary
  • Assign: Bring Helvetica activity

Thurs 3/5

Due today:

  • Helvetica activity

In class:

  • Continue watching Helvetica documentary
  • Assign: Read Thinking with Type

WEEK 9

Tues 3/10

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Type Anatomy activity, which will introduce Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster
  • Assign: Meet in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) in Holland-Terrell for next class. Make sure to bring a camera or camera phone to take reference images

Thurs 3/12 (MASC Visit?)

Due today:

In class:

  • Type Anatomy activity (take reference images)
  • Assign: 1) Type Anatomy activity, 2) Read Modularity and Hierarchy from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”, 3) Look into the history of some of your favorite typefaces

— Spring Break —

WEEK 10

Tues 3/24

Due today:

  1. Type Anatomy activity
  2. Read Modularity and Hierarchy from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  3. Look into the history of some of your favorite typefaces

In class:

  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster

Thurs 3/26

Due:

  • Come prepared to work on Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster in Illustrator

In class:

  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster

WEEK 11

Tues 3/31

Due at beginning of class:

In class:

  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster

Thurs 4/2

Due:

In class:

  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster

WEEK 12

Tues 4/7

Due today:

  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster

In class:

  • Critique
  • Assign: Read Gestalt Principles and Time and Motion from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

Thurs 4/9

Due:

  • Read Gestalt Principles and Time and Motion from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Project 4: TBA

WEEK 13

Tues 4/14

Project 4

Thurs 4/16

Project 4

WEEK 14

Tues 4/21

Project 4

Thurs 4/23

Project 4 due next week

WEEK 15

Tues 4/28

Project 4

Thurs 4/30 (DTC2020 Showcase: 4:00-5:30pm, Cub Junior Ballroom)

Project 4 Critique

FINALS WEEK

Optional: You may submit revised work for one of our major projects this semester by Monday of final weeks. You must schedule a meeting with your instructor at least two weeks before Final Week if you wish to resubmit work.

  • Revisions must be submitted no later than 11:59PM on Monday, 5/4

– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 1/14

In class:

  • Course Introduction
  • Assign: 1) Read DTC336 Syllabus, 2) Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie or online) and 3) read poems by Joan Retallack, K. Silem Mohammad and Collier Nogues
  • Note: Purchase of print book is required, but you may access the electronic version for now via the library subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central using your WSU network ID and password. To find this resource, search for “Graphic Design: The New Basics” via WSU Library SearchIt page and then click on EBOOK option. Note that the online version is edition 1 and the copy for purchase is edition 2. Page numbers and chapters differ slightly between editions. A print copy of the older edition is also on 2-hr reserve at Holland-Terrell.

Thurs 1/16

Due today:

  1. Read DTC336 Syllabus
  2. Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie or online)
  3. Read poems by Joan Retallack, K. Silem Mohammad and Collier Nogues

In class:

WEEK 2

—Mon 1/20: No classes MLK Day—

Tues 1/21

Due today:

  1. Read Project 1: Poster Remix assignment
  2. Read Point, Line, Plane and Rhythm and Balance chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  3. Complete Poster Collage activity

In class:

  • More on Project 1: Poster Remix
  • Discussion of assigned readings
  • Display/discuss Poster Collage activity
  • Assign: In “Graphic Design: The New Basics,” read Back to the Bauhaus and Beyond the Basics (introductions to book), Scale and Texture chapters and pg 106 from Gestalt Principles chapter

Thurs 1/23

Due today:

  • In “Graphic Design: The New Basics,” read Back to the Bauhaus and Beyond the Basics (introductions to book), Scale and Texture chapters and pg 106 from Gestalt Principles chapter

In class:

  • Illustrator requirements for Project 1: Poster Remix
  • Assign: Bring a draft of your poster design as an Illustrator file to test print in Avery 103