The aim of ART394 Graphic Print Design is to expand on foundational knowledge and skills in graphic design to create more content-driven, professional projects that will culminate in a final printed portfolio. Students will explore the various types of print mediums used in graphic design to include packaging design, environmental design, branding (clothing, stickers, mugs, etc.), publication design and screen printing. Students will learn to identify and select various quality types of paper and work with multiple printing processes. Critical thinking, creative problem-solving and experimentation will be emphasized in this advanced-level course. Additionally, students will visualize projects using current software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
This course is designed as a studio course in which students will complete a number of challenging assignments while learning the basic principles and standards within the graphic design industry. At the completion of this course, students will:
Introduction to course
Start Project 1
IDEAS FOR INFOGRAPHICS
Bring 3 ideas to next class
Review Infographic Ideas
Discuss Infographic formats
Thumbnail concept for next class
TYPES OF GRAPHS
Begin building Infographic
Digital Critique of Infographic
Proof Project 1
Introduce Epson p600 Printing
Project 1 Due at 6:00pm on Monday
Critique on Tuesday
Meet at WALLER for printing information
Meet with Archives in the library for historical and graphic research
Review Thumbnails and concepts
Digital Critique of Concept Mock-ups
Work in Class
AIGA PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Review Finals, send to printer
Introduce Project 3
Research and Thumbnails due next class
Bring 5 examples of appealing packaging to next class
Review Thumbails and concepts
Discuss packaging ideas and templates
Begin designing and prototyping
Concept brief and 3 Sketches with pattern due
Work in Class
Demonstrate photo booth
EXTENDED SPRING BREAK
EXTENDED SPRING BREAK
Review progress with packaging design
Work in class
Packaging Design Due
Upload to Instagram
Introduce Project 4: Merchandise Design
Thumbnail concepts for next class
Review Thumbnails, begin sourcing Project 4
Final concept due next class, order materials
Review designs before sending to Print
Introduce Project 5: Gig Poster
Thumbnails Due next class
Designer's Statement Guide
Project 5 Due
ASSESSMENT 5:GIG POSTER
Introduce Project 6
5 Thumbnails and Concept Brief Due
In class Lab Project 6
In class Lab Project 6
Review Portfolio Progress
FINAL 8:00am - 10:00am
All Projects Due
All files must be properly labeled: Project Number_YOUR LAST NAME
No Projects are accepted after deadline. You have remote access from any computer anywhere to the dropbox through:
Instagram Aspect ratios and Print sizes
Instagram Aspect ratios and Print sizes
Consider each project as a creative or conceptual puzzle to be solved. Graphic design is arrangement, organization and communication, which often require experimentation and revision to find the best choice for the particular idea. Being a creative person is an active process, so revising projects and making many iterations and exploring all of the possibilities around an idea are encouraged and ideal.
These projects are all exercises in creativity, focus on creative problem solving and technical understanding of the tools.
Projects begin with thumbnail drawings in a sketchbook (or ipad, other) to develop concepts, and then these concept drawings are presented to small groups to brain storm ideas in order to optimize the concept and image.
Computer Labs on Campus can be found at:
CLICK HERE FOR COMPUTER LABS ON CAMPUS
There is no text for this class, notes and reading material will be uploaded to this site and students will be informed when assignments are on the site. You will be required to back-up your projects with an external harddrive of USB stick. Additionally, you will need a sketchbook no smaller that 5 x 7 and no larger than 11 x 14 and a pencil or pen each class to work out ideas. We will use your free www.lynda.com/linkedin-learning subscription for at home tutorials, the link can be found on your student homepage on the Bloomu site or HERE
You will also need to purchase a 25 dollar print coupon from either Jodi Fetterolf in the Art Office or at the University Bookstore. Please purchase the coupon and turn it into to Professor Dunlap before February 6th.
Attendance is mandatory and crucial to be successful. Please make sure to look over the academic calendar to schedule any appointments or travel arrangements during breaks or outside of class meeting times. Students enrolled in studio courses are expected to attend all class sessions, as interaction and class participation are important aspects of the total learning process and should be valued as such. Students are responsible for all material presented in class and should contact the instructor for any information they may have missed. Additionally, there will be no makeup critiques, lectures, demos, or exams for unexcused absences.
If circumstances occur that cause excessive absences, the student will need to meet with the professor outside of class to discuss the situation. It will be the responsibility of the student to withdraw from class if it becomes necessary. Failure to do so could result in a poor academic standing and financial obligations.
Students are allowed three absences without penalty. After three absences, students will receive one final letter grade reduction for each additional absence. Student will not receive a passing grade after a total of Five absences. In addition, Students need to arrive to class on time and stay the whole class. Students arriving late or leaving early three times will equal an absence. Being an hour or more late or leaving an hour or more before class ends will result in an absence.
For each project you will be sent a Google form that details the individual requirements for that project (EXAMPLE ASSESSMENT HERE), and you will answer either "yes" or "no" questions regarding the tasks and knowledge you are expected to learn and be able to implement at each interval. For each question you earn a "1" for "yes" and "0" for "No" answers. Accurate self-assessment is a key factor in working successfully, so be honest with your answers. I will be there to help with answering those questions if needed, and will potentially ask you for justification for your assessment if I see a discrepancy. Your assessment involves four criteria: Technical, Formal, Professional/Craftsmanship, and Critical Thinking. These criteria are explained further above:
(1) Technical proficiency - use of software applications
(2) Formal - Use of accepted practices and a visible understanding of concepts and principles
(3) Craftsmanship, presentation, deadlines and participation in critique
(4) Concept, critical thinking and revision
You can earn 5 points per criteria for each project, for a total pf 20 possible points per project. You will know when the project is assigned exactly what is expected of you for that project. Each overall rating is given a grade equivalent based on the standard 90%, 80%, 70%, 60% grading percentages.
Art majors at the sophomore, junior, and senior level are required to participate in the departmental annual review. Specific details including portfolio requirements and review dates will be provided during the semester. Non-participation will lower your final grade by 1/3.
Any student who is eligible for classroom accommodations is invited to meet with me to discuss their concerns and to present their disclosure forms from the Office of Accommodative Services. Our University provides reasonable accommodations to students who have documented disabilities. If you have a documented disability that requires academic accommodations and are not registered with the Accommodative Services Office, please contact this office in the Warren Student Services Center, Room 043 as soon as possible to establish your eligibility. If you feel you need extra help to improve your academic performance in this or any of your courses, please consider requesting a tutor in University Tutorial Services (UTS). UTS offers peer tutoring at no charge to Bloomsburg University students. The UTS office is located in Warren Student Services Center, Room 13.
The Bloomsburg University Writing Center offers free support for graduate and undergraduate writers at any point in the writing process. Think of our consultants as your personal trainers for writing. They will not write any part of your paper, but they can help you get started and then keep going; they can read what you have written and ask questions to help you think about what your readers might need; they can work with you on grammar, mechanics, or format; and they can help you develop strategies for proofreading and editing.
The Bloomsburg University Writing Center (BUWC) opens on the first day of the semester.
Hours are Mon. through Thurs. from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Bakeless 206. There are also night hours on Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Schweiker Room, Andruss Library. You can drop in or request an appointment through email: email@example.com. Visit their website (bloomu.edu/writingcenter) for more information.
Disclaimer: This online syllabus is subject to change throughout the semester, students will be notified when changes are made
Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language, visual elements, and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work without credit to the author. All work submitted for this class must have been made for this course and not used for assignments in other courses. Found images or downloaded images that have copyright protection are prohibited.
The Bloomsburg University Writing Center (BUWC) offers free support for undergraduate and graduate writers at any stage of the writing process. You set the agenda for the appointment - whether you are concerned about getting started, or about clarity, grammar, organization, citations or any other aspect of writing or the English language. Appointments are highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit their website (bloomu.edu/writingcenter) for hours and additional information.
The timeline for this course may need to be adjusted for severe weather events or other unforeseen circumstances.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY at 2:00PM
As of 6:00pm March 15, 2020 all classes will be online for the remainder of the semester
Stay informed - please check your email regularly so you are aware of changes
We will use the software platform Zoom - please download it (you'll have free access, so don't pay anything)
and watch the 45 minute www.lynda.com tutorial on how to use it
I will work out a test run with everyone before classes meet to ensure as smooth a transition as possible, so we can get back on it next week - we will meet at the normally scheduled time and it will be live via zoom
Continue to work on projects, if you have questions, please email me and I can answer either directly or post here
Sorry we can't sign out graphics tablets - we only have 20 and there are over 70 students enrolled in graphic design courses
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