PRINT DESIGN (Art 342) Syllabus

FALL 2017
Print Design
(Art 342) (3 credits) 
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 2:10–4:55 PM, 147 SLOAN
Course Description: An introduction to processes and problems in designing for print media. This graphic design course specifically builds upon skills developed in ART221: Typography. 
Department of Visual and Performing Arts , Lock Haven University

Professor: Emily Burns
Email: ecb307@lockhaven.edu
Phone: (570) 484-3017
Office Location: 332 Sloan
Office Hours: Thursday 1:00–2:00pm 

Note: The syllabus is subject to change throughout the course of the semester. 

Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.
Optional Resources: Lynda.com online software courses, Adobe Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)

Materials List:
Sketchbook (at least 9 x 12 inches)
Graphite pencils
High quality plastic eraser
X-Acto Knife and at leaast 10 blades

Optional materials:
Cutting Surface (any size)
Metal Ruler (approx 18 inches)
Tracing Paper

Attendance:
Attendance and participation during studio time are mandatory. The studio environment offers a unique opportunity for focused work time, sharing ideas, reflecting on your process, building community with your peers, applying skills, and giving and receiving feedback. Arriving for class after the official start time or leaving class before dismissal constitutes a tardy. The accumulation of 3 tardies is equal to an absence in the calculation of attendance. Tardiness over 20 minutes equals and abscence.

There are no excused absences without proper documentation. If missing a class, you are still responsible for completing all course requirements, and turning in all any assignments or materials on time, as well as keeping up with all activities of the course. It is expected that you get any information about assignments and missed lessons from fellow classmates.

3 tardies = 1 absence

3 absences = 1/2 Letter grade off final grade

4 absences = 1 letter grade off final grade

5 absences = failing grade for the course

Coming to class without required working materials / tools / projects for that day, or without sufficient preparatory work to successfully utilize class time may result in a lowered participation/process grade, and can be recorded as an absence for that class period at the faculty members discretion.


Grading Policy:
The Final Grade for the semester will be based on the development, execution, and review of 4 projects. Most projects will be graded according to the following 5 criteria:

(10 pts) Process: All work, including any exercises, at every stage of its process, must be presented on time, complete and properly formatted. Ongoing projects should show progress both during class time and between classes. Students are expected to participate meaningfully in critiques, discussions, and in-class exercises and to maintain a positive and inclusive classroom environment.

(10 pts) Craft: Cleanliness, precision, attention-to-detail, and a dedication to reworking a project until the final product meets your intentional, planned goals for its outcome.

(10 pts) Communication: Does the project convey the required information successfully?

(10 pts) Application of Design Principles: Does your work show an understanding and application of concepts and processes presented during the class?

(10 pts) Critique
(5 pts)Written Critique: Clear articulation of observations and evaluation of peer work in writing.
(5 pts) Oral Critique: Clear verbal articulation of observations and evaluation of peer work in writing.This includes meaningful participation in oral critiques. 

Each criterion is graded on a scale of 1-10, with Critique being divided evenly between the written and oral components (5 pts each). A few projects or exercises may not align perfectly with the above criteria. In each case, the criteria will be listed on the assignment sheet for that project.

Late work: Late work will not be accepted. 

Evaluation:
NOTE: Creative work is a qualitative enterprise, not a quantitative one. There is no singular “correct” solution for each project. Satisfactory work that sufficiently covers every point of the project begins evaluation as a high C/low B. To rise above that grade, your work needs to exhibit exceptional attributes.

A (Excellent) Indicates exceptional achievement.

B (Good) Indicates extensive achievement.

C (Satisfactory) Indicates acceptable achievement.

D (Poor) Indicates only minimal achievement.

E (Failure) Indicates inadequate achievement.

Grading scale

A 93-100

A- 90-92

B+ 87-89

B 83-86

B- 80-82

C+ 77-79

C 73-76

C- 70-72

D+ 67-69

D 60-66

E 0-59


Classroom atmosphere
A respectful, civil, and quiet atmostphere is required for the duration of class time. All cell phones MUST be turned off. Discruptive behavior interrupts other students and is unacceptable at Lock Haven University.

The definition of disruptive behavior is at the reasonable discretion of the faculty member teaching the class, and determination of whether a specific behavior is disruptive resides within the authority of the faculty member. Examples of disruptive behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Showing disrespect for and displaying poor manners toward any faculty member or other students.
-Disruptive or inappropriate use of technology and electronic devices in the classroom, such as cell phones, computers, pagers, and MP3 players.
-Persistent speaking without being recognized or interrupting other speakers.
-Entering class late or leaving early without an excuse or the faculty member’s permission.
-Threats, harassment, or personal insults of any kind directed toward any faculty member and other students.

Faculty have the discretion to impose sanctions for disruptive behavior in their classrooms. Some of the sanctions may include:
- A formal written apology
- Dismissal from the class
- A referral to Student Affairs for resolution of the situation, which acould result in dismissal from the University


ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
PREAMBLE
Lock Haven University endeavors to promote an appreciation of the values of fairness and intellectual honesty and to establish a climate of academic freedom within which students learn. Any breach of trust may undermine academic freedom and diminish the integrity of the University’s mission. The University has established means of discouraging academic dishonesty and has established procedures to protect every student’s right to fair treatment and due process.

Instructors share the expectation that students demonstrate their mastery of subject matter in an honorable and straightforward manner. Violations of ethical norms are very serious.

Lock Haven University forbids academic dishonesty. Students who commit acts of academic dishonesty shall be subject to the sanctions outlined in the Academic Honesty Policy, which may be found in the University Catalog (online) and in the Student Handbook. This policy applies to all students registered at Lock Haven University during or after their enrollment. 

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR
Students and faculty share responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment in the classroom. Civility and respect create a safe and productive atmosphere in which students can achieve. Disruptive behavior hinders the educational process and is unacceptable at Lock Haven University.

The definition of disruptive behavior is at the reasonable discretion of the faculty member teaching the class, and determination of whether a specific behavior is disruptive resides within the authority of the faculty member. Examples of disruptive behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:

Showing disrespect for and displaying poor manners toward any faculty member or other students. 
-Disruptive or inappropriate use of technology and electronic devices in the classroom, such as cell phones, computers, pagers, and MP3 players.
-Persistent speaking without being recognized or interrupting other speakers.
-Persistently entering class late or leaving early without an excuse or the faculty member’s permission.
-Threats, harassment, or personal insults of any kind directed toward any faculty member and other students. 

A faculty member has the discretion to impose sanctions for disruptive behavior in their classrooms. Some of the sanctions may include: a formal apology, dismissal from the class in which the disruptive behavior occurs, and/or referral to Student Affairs for resolution of the situation, which action could result in dismissal from the University. 

DISABILITY SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
No qualified student with a disability shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any academic, research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, other extracurricular or other post-secondary program or activity offered or sponsored by this University. 

Office of Disability Services for Students
The Office for Disability Services assists with a variety of academic needs. The office also assists students with reasonable accommodations. Students with learning, visual, hearing, and mobility impairments and other disabilities have used the office for the following: course selection, registration assistance, counseling, liaison with state rehabilitation agencies, obtaining books on tape, note taker and reader service, test accommodations, and advocacy.

Students in need of disability services are urged to make their needs known early since some services require considerable advance planning and coordination. Students must be registered with the Office for Disability Services for Students to request and receive accommodations. If you are a student with a documented disability who believes that you will need accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor at the beginning of the semester and to contact the Office of Disability Services (Ulmer Hall 114 and 137, 570-484-2665/2454).

EMERGENCIES
If you are experiencing an EMERGENCY situation at any time 24 hours a day:
CALL PUBLIC SAFETY/LAW ENFORCEMENT 570-484-2278
or
CALL 711 FROM ANY CAMPUS PHONE OR 911 FROM HOME PHONE OR CELL PHONE IF OFF CAMPUS 

TITLE IX REPORTING OBLIGATIONS OF FACULTY MEMBERS
Lock Haven University and its faculty are committed to assuring a safe and productive educational environment for all students. In order to meet this commitment and to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, the University requires faculty members to report incidents of sexual violence shared by students to the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The only exceptions to the faculty member’s reporting obligation are when incidents of sexual violence are communicated by a student during a classroom discussion, in a writing assignment for a class, or as part of a University-approved research project. Faculty members are obligated to report sexual violence or any other abuse of a student who was, or is, a child (a person under 18 years of age) when the abuse allegedly occurred to the person designated in the University protection of minors policy. Information regarding the reporting of sexual violence and resources that are available to victims of sexual violence is set forth at http://www.lhup.edu/About/title_ix/.