Due Dates

Initial Presentations Due August 28 and September 2
Self-Assessment Due September 4
Contract, Draft Due September 2
Revised contract Due September 9

PARTI Initial Presentations

Present samples of YOUR work that represent a direction that you wish to take for your BFA exhibition. Only include work that is pertinent to what you want to do. If you are unsure, bring some of your best work and the class will help you figure out some things to try.

PART II Self-Assessment

Write a VERY short summary of where you are artistically. By this I mean what area(s) of digital arts do you consider your primary medium? What do you make? Do you have a style? Do you tend to work on specific themes or types of ideas? What is distinctive about your work? This is not a summary about professional goals; rather this is about your ART.

Find work that in some way is connected to yours, whether it is style, type, content, or inspiration. Mention this work in your summary and if you wish, include pictures.

Turn in a hard copy to me and put a digital copy in the class folder

PART III Contract

As explained in class, you will be working each class period (and outside of class) on a body of work for the BFA exhibition. You will have weekly check-ins in some form (see calendar online). This contract will explicitly spell out what you will be working on during and outside of class. I will check your progress against this contract, which we will adjust depending on our conversations.

You contract will specify:
1. What you will work on (type of digital art)
2. What form it will take
3. Formal considerations, if any
4. What idea you will work on
5. Rough set of goals by week

Break this up by thinking of week 2 though week 8, midterm, week 9 through 15, and final. Keep in mind that this is very rough and will change, but it is a place for us to start our individual discussions.

Turn in a hard copy to me and put a digital copy in the class folder

I will briefly meet with each of you on September 4th and suggest revisions if necessary. Others should come to class prepared to start their project.

PART IV Revised contract

Revisions due based on instructor feedback on September 4th.

Submission Requirements

Create a folder with your last name on it in the Assignment 1 folder:
Classes->ARTC418_(1 or 2)->Assignment 1-> Your Name

Put your self assesment and contract in this folder.

No need to store presentation images/footage on the server, just bring those for the presentations.


You will be graded on your ability to complete all parts of the assignment, how well you thought through your direction and contract, and how much thought you gave to your assessment.

This assignment will be averaged with equal weight to the other assignments for one assignment grade. That will be averaged with your midterm, final, and participation grade.

Please note

Ask any questions in class or contact me by email or stop by office hours to clarify any questions you have about the assignment.