Syllabus

Instructor: Bonnie Mitchell
Email: bonniem@bgsu.edu
Office: 109 Fine Arts Building
Office Hours:
Mon 4:00 - 5:30 pm & Tues 12-1:30

ARTC 3310 Section 1001/1002
Fall 2011
1030 - Fine Arts Building
MW 1:00-3:20

Objective

This course will focus on interactive multimedia, specifically Internet ART and web design. Throughout the semester, we will be creating interactive multimedia art projects by focusing on the integration of interaction and non-linear structure in an art environment. Class lectures will include demonstrations, discussions, technical exploration, aesthetic inquiry and historical information relevant to computer multimedia, hypermedia and interactive art. Students are encouraged to pursue areas of interest and explore new ideas throughout the course.

Supplies

Digital storage: Firewire External Drive (formatted for both Mac and PC) or Flash Drive highly recommended. You will be expected to back up your data a minimum of once a week.

There are plenty of online resources for this class, so a physical textbook is not necessary. Check the Resources page for many online resources. If you do choose to purchase a book, make sure it includes the newest version of HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Expectations

Each student is expected to complete all projects, exercises, in-class exercises, the required readings, and the final project. Details of the various assignments will be discussed in class. By the end of the semester, all projects should be part of your web portfolio. During class time, students are expected to engage in meaningful classroom participation.

Attendance

Attendance is mandatory. We will be covering a variety of materials throughout the semester. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility meet with a classmate or make an appointment with me to get the information.

Being 15 minutes or more late to class three times will count as one unexcused absence.

Assignments and Critiques

Turning in Projects
Projects are due in the Homework folder prior to the beginning of class.

Revised projects are due exactly one week from the critique date, I do not accept late revised projects and you will receive a zero on the revised project if it is NOT turned in on time.

Extra Credit
Extra credit may be awarded to assignments that go well beyond what we cover in class (ex. use of HTML5, CSS3, etc).

Critiques
If you miss a regular critique, the project for that critique will be lowered by one letter grade.

During critiques, I expect each student's full attention and respect. Monitors will be TURNED OFF during critiques. Critiques begin promptly at the beginning of the class.

Final Critique
Attendance at the Final critique is mandatory. Missing the final critique will result in an F for the Final Project. NO late Final Projects will be accepted!

Grades / Evaluation

A (100-90)
Excellent - Above and beyond, artistically AND technically

B (89-80)
Very Good - Beyond requirements, artistically OR technically

C (79-70)
Average - Met the basic requirements

D (69-60)
Did not meet requirements

F (59-0)
Project not turned in or completely insufficient

Digital Arts Department Rules

Student Projects

Projects created in any Digital Arts course may be used by the ART department for the purpose of promoting the student, the department and/or the university in general. These materials may also be used by the ART department for instructional purposes in future courses. Please inform the instructor if you do not want your projects used.

Accommodations

Any student who wishes to discuss accommodations on the basis of a disability, please come talk to me after class or during office hours. The goal of the Disability Services for Students Office is to help provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to BGSU students with disabilities. Students wishing to discuss their eligibility for such accommodations are encouraged to contact their office at 372-8495 (413 South Hall).

Academic Honesty

Students are expected to maintain the highest level of integrity in their academic work. From time to time, however, issues such as cheating, fabrication or plagiarism in an academic exercise arise. The original jurisdiction and penalty both vary depending on the offense and when it is discovered. Also, there are specific requirements for record-keeping and for notification of the student and academic dean. The complete policy is available in both the Student Handbook (Codes of Conduct) and the Faculty Handbook (Academic Charter).

Addendum

I reserve the right to change these rules as I see fit in order to facilitate a better learning environment.