Advanced Digital Imaging

Fall 2003

Tuesday, Thursday 11:30 am-1:45 pm


Dr. Dena Elisabeth Eber       

Phone:  372-8526                                                          Office: 123


Office Hours 2-3:30pm, Tues/Thurs or by appointment


PREQUISITES                                             NUMBER OF CREDITS: 3

ARTC 321



In advanced imaging you will crystallize your artistic focus within the broad definition of digital imaging. As with intermediate imaging, the art is the emphasis and the tools (the computer, peripherals, and software) are secondary.  We will cover some specific details within advanced digital imaging, however, we will not spend a lot of time with techniques. In order to make the art, command of the software and comfort level with the computer are necessary. I assume all students have an advanced level of sensitivity to figuring out what they need to on the computer, technical experience (NT, MAC, software, hardware), and artistic maturity.


Part of the course will be about defining digital imaging in a very broad way and figuring out where each student sits in this broad continuum. 



Subject to changes, additions, and subtractions.


The primary goals of this class are to crystallize your artistic voice and to continue the process of creativity with the digital imaging medium.  You will each focus on different areas that will include, but not be limited to:

* Digital cameras

* 2 D paint programs

* Image manipulation

* Advanced printing

      * Alternative display

* Various input devices

* Misc. topics time permitting


With these methods as background, the primary focus of the course will be for you to develop a strong direction.  We will also discuss:

* The broader definition of imaging and digital photography

* Digital art, digital imaging, and art theory and history

* Individual expression and creativity


You will also have various reading and writing assignments that will help you find your voice, facilitate your creative process, and help with the content of your art.



Blank journal                                                                                                   Due 8/28

Folder for handouts                                                                                           Due 8/28

Secondary back up (zip, CDs or DVD-R disk)                                                        Due 8/28

Money for prints

In lab prints                    Put aside money for printing because you will bursar prints as needed.  Your will use the various printers at FLAAR, which you will bursar when you print.


You will keep a sketchbook all semester.  You will turn it in one week before the end of class.



Slides                            $2.00                                                             Dates will vary


You will be graded on an equal balance of the following:


Class participation (asking questions, participation in discussions, making comments, participation in group projects, participating in critiques)

Minor assignments

Midterm (X 2)


Final (X 3)


Misc. Projects (my discretion, totaled to equal one grade)                         



Up to 24 hours late is one letter grade down, 24 to 48 hours late is lowered two letter grades.  I will not accept late assignments after two days and you will receive an “F” for that project.



Absences      Only 3 excused absences allowed, no unexcused absences permitted.  Your final grade will go down one letter each time you exceed this.


Late            Three late = one unexcused absence.  Role is taken at the beginning of class, it is your responsibility to make sure I mark you present if you wander in late.  This must be done during the class period.


Leaving       Leaving class early without clearing it with me = absent.



Critiques      Attendance at Midterm and Final critiques is mandatory.  Unexcused absence from either will lower your grade by one half.



You are accountable for material covered in class, including handouts.  IF ANYTHING IS NOT CLEAR, ASK!  It is your responsibility to get missed material.  I will happily clarify items you do not understand, but I will not repeat demonstrations for absentee's. 



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).




Advanced Imaging

Fall 2003


Aug 26 (T)      Intro, syllabus, fill out info form on-line, check accounts, SIGGRAPH slides give Ex 1a/b (initial focus, another artist, bring work on disk), MAC Desktop, monitor meeting.  Give Journal assignment.

Aug 28 (Th)    Ex1a due, (show work to class), give Ex 2 (story telling) (duane michaels, others), Journal due, folder due, disk due, (review scanning)

Sept 2   (T)    No Class, Eurographics

Sept 4   (Th)  No Class, Eurographics

Sept 9   (T)      Ex 1b due (initial focus, another artist,), presentation Story Artist, work time

Sept 11 (Th)    Show cameras, hopefully film scanner, Give Ex 3, printing, Some PS

Sept 16 (T)      Printing VCT, Ex 2 due, crit part I

Sept 18 (Th)    Crit part II

Sept 23  (T)     Ex3, prints due (short crit), Give MT, work time

Sept 25  (Th) No Class, Rosh Hashanah

Sept 30  (T)     Presentation, technique, painter and PS, (maybe adv tech)

Oct  02  (Th)   Presentation, technique, painter and PS, (maybe adv tech)

Oct  07 (T)      Presentation, input, idea (maybe adv tech)

Oct  09 (Th)   No Class, Fall Break

Oct  14 (T)      Ex 4 about presentation(s) due, In Process Crit

Oct  16 (Th)    Midterm Due (part I)

Oct  21 (T)      Midterm Due (part II), Give Final,

Oct  23 (Th)    final direction due, indiv meetings, work time

Oct  28 (T)      indiv meetings, work time

Oct  30 (Th)    Presentation: input, output, idea

Nov 04 (T)      Technical lecture, presentation, or work time  

Nov 06 (Th)    Presentation: input, output, idea, (maybe adv tech), give EX5 - technique and Reading.

Nov 11 (T)     No Class, Veterans' Day

Nov 13 (Th)    final checkpoint - crit

Nov 18 (T)      final checkpoint, - crit

Nov 20 (Th)    give essay assignment, EX 5 due (Both parts, a class discussion), slide prep lecture

Nov 24 (T)      Presentation demo (?), work time

Nov 27 (Th)   No Class,Thanksgiving

Dec 02 (T)       Slide run due, essay due, work time, Final Journal due, Final Feedback

Dec 04 (Th)     work time

Dec 09 (T)       FINAL PROJECT DUE, Final crit part A

Dec 11 (Th)     Final crit part b