dsgd105_spring2010 syllabus

dsgd105_spring2010 syllabus - san jose state university /...

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san jose state university / spring 2010 / dsgd 105 intermediate graphic design 1/27/10 P. 1 connie hwang assistant professor graphic design course objectives The goal of this course is to further the understanding of the basic objectives, principles, and methods used in Graphic Design. The projects are designed to provide a range of opportunities for creative problem solving within practical constraints. Four projects will be assigned combining form and message, with emphasis on the development of visual concepts and intermediate design theory (i.e., the elements, principles, and attributes of design). course structure This course will include lectures, discussions, critiques, presentations and creative work. Participation in discussion and critique is vital to the success of the class. Assignments will include reading, researching, planning, and developing excellent work. course outcome The course provides the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design. The students will acquire fresh knowledge that is in tune with the latest design developments in contemporary media, theory, and industry practice. recommended text The Art of Looking Sideways, Alan Fletcher, Phaidon Press, 2001 Problem Solved, Michael Johnson, Phaidon Press, 2004 prerequisites Proof of prerequisite is required for admission to DSGD 105, and consists of your Fall `09 DSGD 104 portfolio review evaluation sheet. evaluation Each class exercise will be graded upon completion and assigned a letter grade according to the University policy, A through F. Late projects are subject to an F unless prior arrangements have been made (health, family emergency, etc.). Class participation (20%): Willingness to participate in class activities are mandatory and graded. Excused absences include religious holidays, a verifiable death in the immediate family or with a doctor’s note. Work ethic (30%): Studio members are responsible for the participation of others. It is vital that all members share an appreciation of the design matters, and able to give constructive assessments during critiques and work towards prompt and consistent completion of the projects. Project performance (50%): Ideas have to take shapes. Each project is closely evaluated throughout its creative process, from discovery, exploration, refinement, to implementation. The highest standard of quality visual work is expected. A 90-100 Superior work, all criteria have been surpassed in a distinguished manner B 80-89 Very good work, all criteria have been surpassed C 70-79 Adequate, average work D 60-69 Meeting the above criteria E 50-59 Barely meeting t he above criteria F 0-49 Failure to meet all of the above criteria Note: Projects cannot be re-done for re-evaluation. syllabus
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