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Graphic Design and Printmaking 1-2

GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINTMAKING SYLLABUS

Lakewood High School

 

Instructor: Mr. Schmidt

Room: 707

 

Course Description

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Graphic Design and Printmaking at Lakewood High School. I am looking forward to an exciting and productive school year with you. The purpose of our visual arts program is to provide students an opportunity to express their creativity visually, and gain an understanding of the elements of art and the principles of design. All Visual Arts courses incorporate the five components of the California State Framework for the Visual Arts: Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections, Relationships and Applications.

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Learning Outcomes

 

In order to achieve and maintain a safe and enjoyable creative environment (“the design studio”) each student will be responsible for themselves, their materials, and their actions. Mutual respect for each student designer, as well as care for the schools’ materials is expected and required at all times.

 

To successfully complete this course, students must:  

  • Show up to class, on time! In your seat when the bell rings.

  • Pass course quizzes

  • Cooperate with other students and Mr. Schmidt to increase learning potential

  • Complete all assignments to the best of your ability. Always work to increase your skill.

  • Do your own work.

  • Work for the entire period until told to clean up.

  • Take part in class discussions and critiques of student work presented in class.

 

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A desire to learn and create every day. You must be present to learn.

Additional Resources (Not Required)
  • It may be helpful if students have a portable USB storage device so they will be able to download completed projects from the computers to take home!









 

Course Topics

Explanation of Assignments

 
  1. Projects: Each project will be evaluated on the student’s performance in creativity, craftsmanship, technique and following directions. The final grade for each project will be determined by the instructor’s assessment of the project.

  2. Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exams: Quizzes and short tests will be given as needed to review important concepts and techniques covered in class. A semester final exam including a performance evaluation of technical skills will be given each semester.

  3. Written Assignments: Periodically, classroom reading and assignments from text, videos, and supplemental materials will be required, in order to introduce or reinforce information on techniques, historical or cultural background, or career information.

  4. Attendance and Participation: The expectation is that all students must attend class each day on time, and adhere to all expected behaviors.

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

General Rules:

 
  • Students are to handle all class equipment, (including computers, equipment, etc.) with care.

  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the classroom at any time.

  • Class lab time is expected to be spent working on assignments.

  • Not following any or all of these rules may lead to restricted use of classroom equipment and losing the privilege of printing t-shirts.

 

Grading Policies:

Graphic Design projects will be graded on their: quality, creativeness, relevance to the assignment, and ability to communicate an idea or message. Quizzes will be multiple-choice. The photographer PowerPoint report will be presented in class.

 

Grading Scale:

Grading Scale Percentage Letter Grade  100-90 A,  89-80 B,  79-70 C,  69-60 D,  59 and below F

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Mr. Schmidt

  • Extension 3147

 

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Student Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: __________

 

Parent Signature:   ___________________________________________ Date: __________

 

Introduction to DMAC

INTRO TO DMAC SYLLABUS

Lakewood High School

 

Instructor: Mr. Schmidt

Room: 707

 

Course Description

This course is an introductory study in media arts through an emphasis of two/three dimensional design and representation through video, photography and other digital media. The class is structured around completion of digital media arts applications that synthesize and demonstrate learning from the course of study, and that incorporate themes and topics explored in other fine art courses.

 

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Learning Outcomes

 

Students will learn the history of media and how media has evolved with technology. Students will learn to evaluate websites, social media and responsibility, the principles of design, the production process, and the elements of lighting and photography. Students will create and edit various media such as print, photography and video. Students will learn to critique their own work and that of their peers. Students will learn how various media are connected to other art forms, subject areas and careers.

 

To successfully complete this course, students must:  

  • Show up to class, on time! In your seat when the bell rings.

  • Pass course quizzes

  • Cooperate with other students and Mr. Schmidt to increase learning potential

  • Complete all assignments to the best of your ability. Always work to increase your skill.

  • Do your own work.

  • Work for the entire period until told to clean up.

  • Take part in class discussions and critiques of student work presented in class.

 

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A desire to learn and create every day. You must be present to learn.

Additional Resources (Not Required)

  • It may be helpful if students have a portable USB storage device so they will be able to download completed projects from the computers to take home!









 

Course Topics

Explanation of Assignments

 

  1. Projects: Each project will be evaluated on the student’s performance in creativity, craftsmanship, technique and following directions. The final grade for each project will be determined by the instructor’s assessment of the project.

  2. Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exams: Quizzes and short tests will be given as needed to review important concepts and techniques covered in class. A semester final exam including a performance evaluation of technical skills will be given each semester.

  3. Written Assignments: Periodically, classroom reading and assignments from text, videos, and supplemental materials will be required, in order to introduce or reinforce information on techniques, historical or cultural background, or career information.

  4. Attendance and Participation: The expectation is that all students must attend class each day on time, and adhere to all expected behaviors.

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

General Rules:

 

  • Students are to handle all class equipment, (including computers, equipment, etc.) with care.

  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the classroom at any time.

  • Class lab time is expected to be spent working on assignments.

  • Not following any or all of these rules may lead to restricted use of classroom equipment and losing the privilege of printing t-shirts.

 

Grading Policies:

Graphic Design projects will be graded on their: quality, creativeness, relevance to the assignment, and ability to communicate an idea or message. Quizzes will be multiple-choice. The photographer PowerPoint report will be presented in class.

 

Grading Scale:

Grading Scale Percentage Letter Grade  100-90 A,  89-80 B,  79-70 C,  69-60 D,  59 and below F

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Mr. Schmidt

  • Extension 3147


 

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Student Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: __________

 

Parent Signature:   ___________________________________________ Date: __________