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Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
ARTC-1313-001 Digital Publishing I
Prerequisites: ARTC 1325 and ARTC 1327
The fundamentals of using digital layout as a primary publishing tool and the basic concepts and terminology associated with typography and page layout.
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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 4 lab)
On Campus Course
No Textbook Required.
Flexible Typesetting from A Book Apart
HTML5 for Beginners from A Book Apart
Lessons in Typography by Jim Krause (good examples of expressive typography)
Sources for Typography:
losttype.com: These are great fonts, but this shouldn't be your only source
designcuts.com: Really affordable type bundles with a wide variety of styles
fontsquirrel.com: Many free fonts that are well-made, but you must mine through them
The League of Moveable Type
Instructional Website: www.thedesignlab.us
Storage device 2 gb or higher (thumb-drive, external hard drive, or cloud storage)
You may be required to purchase a domain name (usually less than $20)
Students will be required to print projects throughout the semester
You will need the basic art supplies that allow you to sketch, concept, and create mockups. These items include but are not limited to:
bone folder (for scoring)
other miscellaneous items that will depend on your company and materials, like hole punch, scissors or other supplies
In the case of projects involving physical mockups, such as packaging or branding, you may need to acquire items which are appropriate to your concept, or make them if possible, so there will be something spent here, likely. This includes items like papers, boxes, t-shirts, or wood and digital expenses like typography, stock imagery if necessary.
YOU MUST BUY AT LEAST ONE FONT; you need to move beyond the ones available on your computers.
Develop layout procedures from thumbnails to rough comps to final product and printing; emphasis on design principles for the creation of advertising and publishing materials, and techniques for efficient planning and documenting of projects.
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These expectations will be enforced, in your grade and by whether you are granted continued allowance into the classroom.
On respecting classmates:
An environment of mutual respect among one another (student to student, between student and instructor) is crucial and anything outside of this WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
If you engage in these actions in class, I will call you out in class. Any other actions that are noticed will be addressed and added to the list.
Make it easy: don't be a jerk, don't be a know-it-all, don't be profane, do your work. Win for everyone.
On naming conventions:
You will be told in class how to name your files or folder which you turn in. There is a specific naming convention that is expected, as this makes it easier to grade more efficiently and ensures your projects don't get lost in the cracks. You will be penalized for not naming your files correctly, according to the following schedule:
First time: Loss of 10 points
Second time: Loss of 20 points
Three or more times: Project will not be accepted, and you will receive a zero.
Projects - 60%
Final Portfolio - 10%
Activity - 30%
• All projects are due when class starts on the day they are specified to be submitted by the instructor.
• LATE PROJECTS and EXERCISES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Instructor will evaluate circumstances with each student to determine the consequences of LATE work submissions.
• Instructor reserves the right to decline the acceptance of any and all late work.
• LATE PROJECTS will receive a 0 (zero) and will not be eligible for a "REDO" option.
• All LATE exercises and projects must still be present and completed in the Final Portfolio.
• Instructor reserves the right to decline the acceptance of any class work or projects that are significantly incomplete.
• Students are responsible for staying informed of their grades and status in the class.
Each project will be scored from 0 -100 points. The criteria for grading is listed below, with the available point values listed for each. These criteria will be discussed during class, before the first project is graded:
Point Value Definitions:
0: Fails to meet requirements | 10: Meets minimal requirements | 20: Clearly understands and accomplishes goal. Well above average.
THIS IS A STUDIO COURSE. YOUR ATTENDANCE AND PROMPT ARRIVAL TO CLASS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR LEARNING AND EVALUATION.
Zoom meeting room:
If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed, including new assignments and due dates, and to make arrangements to obtain the materials dispersed (if applicable) and/or catch up on instruction.
Students will be allowed 2 unexcused absences without penalty. After the second unexcused absence, 1 letter grade will be deducted from the total class grade for each additional absence. 6 absences will result in automatic failure of the course. A breakdown of penalties for absence is presented below:
Up to 2 Absences: No penalty
3 Absences: Loss of 1 letter grade
4 Absences: Loss of 2 letter grades
5 Absences: Loss of 3 letter grades
6 Absences: Failure of course
Any exceptions to the above policy will be made at the discretion of the instructor. For an absence to be excused, instructor may require appropriate documentation of the reason for absence.
3 tardies = no penalty
4 or more tardies = 1 percentage point removed from final Activity grade per tardy after 3.
INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISALLOW LATE ENTRANCE INTO THE CLASSROOM. In such cases grades for Attendance, Activity, Quizzes, and Exercises for that day will be lost.
• Students will be responsible for signing their own name on the attendance sheet in class or scanning in, whichever method is used.
• Instructor is not responsible for student's failure to sign in class attendance sheet.
• Failure by student to sign the attendance sheet will result in an absence.
• Students may request a review of their own attendance record with the instructor outside of class time.
Note: Dates are tentative and may change according to the progress of the class as a whole. Changes in the schedule will be announced during class and reflected on the syllabus on the official ACTX.edu site and on the instructional website: ( http://thedesignlab.us ).
Lecture/Lab - Project 1 Assigned
Lecture/Lab - Project 2 Assigned
Day 15 (M):
Day 17 (M):
Lecture/Lab - Project 3 Assigned
Day 19 (M):
Project 4 Assigned, Lecture/Lab
Project 4 Critique, Final Assigned
Redoes Due by Noon
Project-specific information will be provided in class and through the supplemental online course guide: ( www.thedesignlab.us ). Course materials for demos and projects will be provided in class, gathered by students as instructed, or through the instructional website.
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