Syllabus ARTC 3310

Instructor: Kim Turner Young
Office: 1026 FAC (by MCaP)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00PM-5:00PM

Section: 1003
Semester: Fall 2013
Lab: 244 Wolfe Center
Time: TR 6:00PM - 8:20PM


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 interactive online art. Students are encouraged to pursue areas of interest and explore new ideas throughout the course.

In this class you will:


Digital storage: Firewire or USB External Drive (formatted for both Mac and PC) or Flash Drive. You will be expected to back up your data after every class at a minimum.

There are plenty of online resources for this class, so a physical textbook is not necessary. Check the Resources page for relevant online resources. If you do choose to purchase a book, make sure it includes the newest version of HTML, CSS and Javascript. (HTML5, CSS3).


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. Some in-class work time will be provided, but the majority of assignments will be completed outside of class. You are expected to work on projects for this class during the in-class work time.


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.

  • 1-2 absences = no penalty
  • 3 absences = overall final grade lowered 1/2 letter grade
  • 4 absences = overall final grade lowered 1 letter grade
  • 5 absences = fail the course; dropping the course strongly recommended

Being 15 minutes or more late to class three times (unexcused) 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.
  • There are three projects, and each project is worth 30% of your grade (90% total).


  • 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 or revised Final Projects will be accepted!

Grades / Evaluation

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

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

C (79-70)
Average - Met all the project requirement

D (69-60)
Did not meet all the requirements

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

Digital Arts Department Rules

  • No food or drink in the lab.
  • No cell phones, or beepers on during class. ALWAYS remember to turn off (or silence) your cellphone before class.
  • No sleeping during class.
  • No student is permitted to disconnect, reconnect, or reconfigure any workstation without the permission of a digital arts

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.


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).