Course Title: Graphic Design 3
Teacher Name: Joanne Van Doorn
A-G/UC/CSU approved: Pending
Teacher email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Haiku/website used: YES
Teacher phone: (951) 696-1408 x811
This third pathway of the Graphic Design program uses the prior two years of Graphic Design as a foundation for students to build on. While students are introduced to a variety of new processes and techniques, students’ responsibility is to work independently and to develop personal goals and philosophies through the flexibility and creativity of projects and art mediums. Strong emphasis will be on further examining typography, design and layout in producing quality, professional print collateral, web design and /or motion graphics. Students will create a portfolio of artwork that reflects refined craftsmanship, technical skill and personal style for entrance into a college or career in the graphic arts. Students will keep an art journal that shows the processes and planning of assignments and projects including: sketches, notes, critiques, reflections and samples as well as participate in written and oral critiques, presentations and self-evaluations. Students will explore graphic art opportunities outside of school, working with the community or business sector with internship or contract possibilities. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and take exams for Adobe Certification.
COURSE CONTENT OBJECTIVES:
National Core Art Standards (Artistic Processes)
- Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.
- Presenting: Interpreting and sharing artistic work.
- Responding: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
- Connecting: Relating artistic ideas & work with personal meaning and external context.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW:
There will be a total of three projects due per semester, total of six for the year. (you may however do more). The class will consist of:
- Art/Design Journal
- Exhibit Text/Object Labels
- Gallery/Agency/Printer Report
- Graphic Artist Report
- Peer Critiques/Self-Evaluations
- Portfolio: Traditional/Digital
- Adobe Certification
MAKE-UP WORK POLICY:
- Work that is not completed on time due to an excused absence may be made up without a late penalty. Time allowed to make up projects is determined on the amount of days out.
- Any work not completed due to an unexcused absence may be made up but will receive a late penalty.
- Thumbnail sketches for a project may not be submitted after the project has been completed and are excluded from make up.
- Make up work may only be made up during each 6 week time period. Anything not submitted before that time will be exempt from makeup.
LATE WORK POLICY:
- Any project turned in late will be reduced one letter grade each week it is late.
- Homework and class work submitted after the due date will receive 50% credit. Late work will be subject to cut-offs.
Interventions/tutoring/resubmission of work:
- Students will receive assistance throughout the class period from teacher and other students while working on projects and assignments.
- The graphics lab is open daily after school (except Tuesdays) for tutoring/make up work.
- Office hours open A days in room 811
- Students may not resubmit graded work.
MVHS UNIFORM GRADING SCALE:
Plus or minus grades will be given: YES
GRADE CATEGORIES AND WEIGHTS:
Grades are based on an accumulated point system. The weights distributed below are approximations.
Project grading is determined by the following:
Criteria - following specific instructions and guidelines of a project.
Creativity - imagination and original interpretation of project.
Craftsmanship - mastery of skill, software and successful execution.
Grades for artwork will be determined on a point scale. Unit projects may take 2-4 weeks and are approximately 100 pts each. Students are required to present their projects orally.
Students are required to keep a portfolio of their works both in print (sketchbook/art journal) and digital (Haiku), of notes, handouts, thumbnail sketches, projects and written assignments. Grades are given at the teachers discretion. Homework will be given periodically throughout the year and will receive 50% credit when late.
Class Assignments & Written assignments:
Students will have assignments in preparation for projects. These will consist of web searches, thumbnail sketches, software skill exercises, and written and verbal critiques. Typed research reports may be assigned on artists, techniques, art movements and/or styles.
Tests & Quizzes:
A final exam at the end of each semester will be given; midterms and quizzes will be given to evaluate student progress throughout each semester.
ACADEMIC HONESTY STATEMENT:
Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, copying from other sources (on-line courses any internet site), homework, turning in work done by parents, projects, tests, notes, using notes without permission, forging, altering or duplicating school or teacher documents or signatures, plagiarism and text messaging regarding test data or information. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated and will be subject to consequences set forth in the MVHS student handbook.
- Be in class when the tardy bell rings.
- Bring materials to class: pen, pencil, eraser, and paper.
- Give instructor full and quiet attention while teacher is talking.
- Raise hand to speak or wait for teacherâ€™s direction.
- Soft talking is permitted while working on class projects or assignments.
- (Please do not distract other students from doing their work)
- Proper care and use of supplies and equipment is mandatory.
- (Destruction of any kind is grounds for class dismissal.
- Clean up your workstation and any area instructed by teacher.
- Wait quietly in seat for dismissal by teacher. (Do not wait by the door for bell to ring)
Students are responsible for purchasing their own sketchbook.
Format: 81/2 x11 or 9x12, Spine: spiral bound (on the side preferred)
Do not purchase glued spines, they fall apart.
Pencil and eraser for sketches, pen or pencil for notes.
The following behaviors are unacceptable:
- Insubordination, defiance
- Fighting, arguing or showing disrespect to a fellow student
- Foul, abusive or inappropriate language
- Throwing things
- Gum, food, and/or drink (water in a sealed plastic bottle is allowed)
- Laziness or sleeping
- Loud outbursts or excessive talking
- Destruction of supplies or equipment
Haiku/Website/ABI use statement:
At times students will need to access the internet for class assignments or projects. The following is not part of the course and is not permitted in class: inappropriate websites, texting, personal e-mailing, games, videos, personal social media/networking, photography and anything similar that is not considered to be educational.
If you are interested in supporting the MVHS Visual Arts Program you may do so by making a donation anytime during the school year to your son/daughters art instructor. In Graphic Design the teacher will print out a selection of student artworks which will be displayed in the classroom, at exhibits and school office throughout the school year. Your donation will be used wisely to purchase ink cartridges, printing/mounting papers and lamination film. Please provide CASH ($10 suggested donation) and a receipt will be issued when money is collected. Your participation in this matter is greatly appreciated and will enhance student experience in the MVHS Visual Arts Education.
A cover letter, along with a signature page will be given to each student at the beginning of the school year. This form will need to be signed by student and parent and returned to the teacher in acknowledgment of reading and understanding the course syllabus for the class.
If a student loses the signature page supplied by teacher they may print out a copy using the link above and submit to teacher.