Current course:

Bowling Green State University

Advanced Interactive Art

ARTC4330 (3 credits)

Semester: Spring 2010
Room: 1030 - Fine Arts Building
Meets: F 8:30-1:20
Instructor: Dave Schwan
Phone: 419-807-1581
Office Hours: by appointment


To gain a better understanding of interactive art as it pertains to the internet. To expand on knowledge artistic concepts like composition, color, shape, texture, value...etc. and become familiar with interface design and interface standards. To master HTML and CSS and understand how to incorporate Javascript and PHP/MySQL into interactive artworks.


Digital storage. You, and only you are in charge of backing up your work. Lost or corrupt files are not an excuse for a lacking or missing project or assignment.


Each student is expected to complete all projects, exercises, in-class exercises, and the required readings. 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 is mandatory. We will be covering a variety of materials throughout the semester, building upon each lecture. If missed, lectures will not be repeated. If you do have an excused absence, it is your responsibility meet with a classmate or make an appointment with me to get the information.

1 absences = no penalty
2 absences = overall final grade lowered one half of a letter grade
3 absences = overall final grade lowered one full letter grade
4 absences = overall final grade lowered two full letter grades
5 absences = fail the course; dropping the course strongly recommended.

Being late to class three times will count as one unexcused absence. You are considered late if you show up after attendance has been taken.

Assignments and Critiques

Turning in Projects
Projects are due on your website prior to the beginning of class.

If you miss a 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.


A = Excellent - Above and beyond, artistically AND technically
B = Very Good - Beyond requirements, artistically OR technically
C = Average - Met the basic requirements
D = Did not meet requirements
F = 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.


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).