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ARTC 400 Collaborative Multimedia Development
Bowling Green State University-School of Art
Syllabus - Spring 2004

ARTC 400 Collaborative Multimedia Development Professor Bonnie Mitchell
Section 003 (3) credits Phone: 372-6055
Tues./Thurs. 2:30AM - 4:50 PM Office: 109 Fine Arts Center
Room 1030 Fine Arts Center Office Hours: Tuesday 11-2 pm
Lab Hours: will be posted on doore-mail: bonniem@creativity.bgsu.edu

Prerequisites: ARTC 331 Interactive Multimedia or ARTC 413 if doing 3D work or Music Technology I or II.

Materials: Materials: You will be responsible for the storage and backup of all material you will be working on. You will need CD-Rs, a DVD-R, miniDisks, miniDV tapes and/or multiple zips depending on the project.

Course Description and Objectives: This course is designed for art and music students who already have experience working with interface design, multimedia, digital audio, and/or 3D animation and video. Students will be using their knowledge of HTML, Flash, JavaScript, Macromedia Director, Digital audio and/or Maya and working on large-scale multimedia projects for non-profit organizations or Bowling Green State University. The course is designed to give real-world experience to students by granting maximum responsibility for the development of a professional product that will be published and seen by the public. The students may work in groups or independently to produce the multimedia project. Some projects may involve multiple media (video, printouts, audio, etc) others may be primarily a single media. All projects will involve the use of creative art/audio skills as well as technical knowledge of multimedia development. The students select a project and team member(s) on the first week of classes and then make weekly progress on the project. The students are expected to work independently and in teams throughout the week and meet once a week with the class/teacher for critique.

Requirements: Each student is expected to show significant progress on a weekly basis. The student is responsible for the completion of the project, therefore the scope of the project must be carefully planned. There is a tendency to discuss the design for many weeks shortcutting the time needed to complete the project. Therefore design ideas must be worked out in the first two weeks of class and production must begin in the third.

Attendance: We meet once a week for one half to 1 hour. Attendance at these meetings is mandatory.
1 absence = no penalty
2 absences = grade lowered one grade value
3 absences = grade lowered two grade value
4 absences = grade lowered three grade values
5 absences = fail the course
Excused absences
(accompanied by a doctors note)
4 or more = recommend dropping the course
We will meet as an entire group three times during the semester (the first day of class, Thursday, March 8 and our scheduled Final Exam time.) You must also set up a regular schedule and meet with your team member for an additional 2-3 hours per week. Independent workers are excluded from this requirement. You must inform the instructor as to when you will be meeting with your team member.

Grading: Grades will be based on attendance at the weekly meetings, significant weekly progress on the project, and the final outcome of the project. All projects are expected to be completed by the end of the semester. Projects are expected to be of professional quality.

Project Usage: The projects created in this course may be published and viewable by the public. The School of Art may use the projects for the purpose of promoting the organization, student, department, and/or the university in general. These materials may also be used by the Art department for instructional purposes in future courses. The projects will not be used in any way for financial profit.

Student Concerns: 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).

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