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Design fundamentals syllabus (pbsc)

  1. 1. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course Template Date - July 2013 1 General Class and Course Information Course Number: ART1201C Course Title: Design Fundamentals Term/Dates: Fall 2016 8/23/2016- 12/19/2016 Reference Number: 217009 CreditHours: 3 Clock Hours: 64 Days: R Time: 6:30-10:00 PM Room: BB-117 Course Description:DesignFundamentalsisanexplorationof visual elementsandthe numerousprinciplescommonto the visual arts.This course hasno pre-requisitesandisopentonon-artmajors.We will investigatethe principlesand elementsof designaswell asanapplicationof formal ideasthatare the buildingblocksfromwhichall 2dimensional visual communicationisconstructed.Studentswill deal withvariousmaterialsandexecute assignmentsrelatedtokey visual conceptsdiscussed.Nospecial drawingskillisrequired,butstudentsmustbe willingtocultivate afluencyin variousmediaandthiswill certainlybe achallenge,althoughnotbeyondthe reachof abeginningstudent.If astudent wishestocontinue aninvestigationof artinpainting,drawing,printmaking,graphicdesign,etc,completionof Design Fundamentalswill provide acomprehensive andindispensable base of knowledge forthisexploration. Professor’s Information Name: Jacquesde Beaufort Office Location: AA 107 Telephone:561-207-5374 Email: Faculty WebPage: Office Hours: tba Information on REQUIRED Textbooks: Course Learning Outcomes:As a resultof taking this course, the student will be able to: PRIMARY OBJECTIVESUponcompletionof thiscourse,the studentwillbe able to: 1. Identifyanddefine the PrinciplesandElementsof design. 2. Identifyexamplesthe PrinciplesandElementsof designfoundinnature andthe man-made world. 3. Identifyexamplesof PrinciplesandVisual Elementsinworksof art and media. 4. Demonstrate sufficienttechnical skilltoproduce amulti-stepvaluescale andabalancedmulti-stepcolorwheel inpaint. 5. Produce a varietyof compositional arrangementsinvariousmediumsdemonstratingprinciplesof designsuchas unity,balance,rhythm,repetition,andvariety. 6. Demonstrate anabilitytounderstandthe conceptual requirementsof eachassignedprojectanda willingness/abilitytoadhere tostandardguidelines. 7. Demonstrate sufficienttechnical skilltoproduce finishedpresentationsinkeepingwithprofessionalindustry and gallerystandards. 8. Demonstrate anabilitytocompose designelementswithasufficientdegreeof originalityandcreativityrather than copyingexamplesdirectly. 9. Performaestheticjudgmentduringclasscritiquesinordertoidentifythe usesof the PrinciplesandEleme ntsin a work of art. 10. Performaestheticjudgmentduringclasscritiquesinordertoidentifytechniquesandmediainworksof art. 11. Performaestheticjudgmentduringclasscritiquesinordertoevaluate aestheticpresentationinaworkof art.
  2. 2. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 2 Full Course Outline - Clickon the followinglink: Course Outlines andenterthe course number(nospace betweenthe prefix andthe number). Class Information COURSE DESCRIPTION The core assignments and lectures will cover the following outline of content: Processes and Purposes Subject Matter, Meaning Medium, Context Point, Line, Shape, Mass and Volume, Texture and Value Line Vocabulary of Line Physical, Expressive, and Spatial Characteristics of Line Shape Vocabulary of Shape Figure and Ground Texture Vocabulary of Texture Actual, Simulated, Abstract, Invented Texture and Composition Value Vocabulary of Value Value Relationships Expressive Value Value and Composition Color Vocabulary of Color Color Characteristics Additive, Subtractive Color Mixing Optical Mixing Process Neutrals Physical Properties Hue, Value, Intensity Color Relationships Complements, Triads, Tetrads, Analogous, Monochromatic, Warm, Cool, Plastic, Simultaneous Contrast, Emotion, Psychology Color and Harmony Color and Variety Time and Motion Dimensions of Time Form Vocabulary of form
  3. 3. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 3 Design Principles Directional Force, Size, Scale, and Proportion Balance and Contrast Symmetrical, Radial Repetition, Unity and Variety, Emphasis and Subordination Postmodern Approaches Postmodern Attitudes and Strategies Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation: Academicdishonestywill notbe tolerated.Anystudentwhocommitsacademicdishonestywill receiveagrade of zero for the assignmentortest.A secondinstance of cheatingwill culminate inastudentbeinggivenanFor failure forthe class.Instructors may alsopursue disciplinaryactioninaccordance withthe StudentHandbook.Academicdishonesty includesthe followingactions,aswell asothersimilarconductaimedatmakingfalse representationwithrespecttothe student’sacademicperformance: (1)cheatingonan exam, (2)collaboratingwithothersonworkto be presented,if contrarytothe statedrulesof the course, (3)submitting,if contrarytothe rulesof the course,workpreviouslysubmittedinanothercourse, knowinglyandintentionally assistinganotherstudentinanyof the above actions,includingassistance inan arrangementwherebywork,classroomperformance,examination,orotheractivityissubmittedorperformedbya personotherthanthe studentunderwhose name the workissubmittedorperformed Academicdishonestyincludesthe followingactions,aswell asothersimilarconductaimedatmakingfalse representationwithrespecttothe student’sacademicperformance: (4)cheatingonan exam, (5)collaboratingwithothersonworkto be presented,if contrarytothe statedrulesof the course, (6)submitting,if contrarytothe rulesof the course,workpreviouslysubmittedinanothercourse, (7)knowinglyandintentionallyassistinganotherstudentinanyof the above actions,includingassistance inan arrangementwherebywork,classroomperformance,examination,orotheractivityissubmittedorperformedbya personotherthat the studentunderwhose name the workissubmittedorperformed, (8)plagiarism. Please refertothe PalmBeachCommunityCollege StudentHandbookforfurtherinformation. . Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade: METHODS OF INSTRUCTION 1. Lectures. 2. Slide, film, and video presentation. 3. Class discussions/critiques. 4. art assignments 6. Guest lectures and field trips. Assignments will be given as class progresses,and will respond to the lecture content listed above. A separate materials lis tis attached, and all materials will be necessary,and broughtwith the studentfor each class meeting.Each assign mentwill require students to demonstrate an understanding ofcore concepts discussed,and will usuallyrequire time beyond class lab hours for completion.Art projects are the primary assignmenttype, but written exercises mayalso be required,but to a l esser extent. Additionally, a class discussion/critique following the completion ofeach assignmentwill require students to articu late the vocabulary of terms and ideas covered.
  4. 4. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 4 METHODS OF EVALUATION (your grade will be based on the following): Design Project 1 (Line and Rhythm) 100 points Design Project 2 (Color Wheel) 100 points Design Project 3 (Value Scales) 100 points Design Project 4 (Scale and Repetition #1,2) 100 points Design Project 5 (TBA)100 points Design Project 6 (TBA)100 points Design Project 7 (Final Project TBA)100 points Design Project 8 (Group Project) 100 points TOTAL: 800 points To determine your final grade, I add all the pointsyou have earned and then divide this number by the total number of points possible. GRADING PROCEDURES Each assignmentwill have a specificsetof stated objectivesthat must be fulfilleduponcompletion. Three primary factors determine the grade on any givenproject: C-P-O=Concept/Professionalism/Originality 1.Concept:Were the stated objectivesof the projectrealized?Did the studentutilizedesignelementsand principlestocreate cohesiveandunifiedcomposition?Didthe student demonstrate anabilitytounderstandthe conceptual requirementsof eachassignedproject anda willingness/abilitytoadhere tostandardguidelines? 2. Professionalism:Didthe studentuse assignedmaterials/techniquestobestadvantage?Wasthe project finishedcompletelyandthoroughlyinthe time given?Didthe student demonstrate sufficienttechnical skillto produce finishedpresentationsinkeepingwith professional industryandgallerystandards? 3. Originality:Are the designsinnovativeandoriginal,orsimplyrote copiesof the examplesgiven?Didthe studentdemonstrate anability tocompose designelementswithasufficientdegreeof originalityand creativity? GRADING SCALE A=90-100 B=80-89 C=70-79 D=60-69 F=59 and below A: work of outstandingqualityindicatingafull,aswell asasuccessful resolution. Moreover,thiswork challengesandeventranscendsthe limitsof the problem(s) andlearningobjectivesasdefined. "A"workisnot merelycompetent,itisdaring.
  5. 5. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 5 B: workexhibitinginsightintoandunderstandingof objectivesandthe ideasexpressed,butwithoutafull and/orpolishedresolutionof them. C: work givesevidence of onlypartial understandingand/orexhibitsverylittlerefinement. D: work showingalmostnounderstandingorevidenceof anefforttotry to understandgivenobjectives. F: work that appearsmindless (withoutdirection,understandingand/oranyevidence of caring). PLEASE COMPLETE ALL GIVENASSIGNMENTS Failure tocomplete anassignmentwill resultina0 grade beinggiven,whichisfarworse thanan F of 59%. It is much preferredto handinprojectslate thanto not handthemin at all. Most assignmentsare worth 100 points. To determine your final grade, I addall the pointsyou have earned andthen dividethis number by the total number of pointspossible. Grading: Letter Grade Points Percentage (ifapplicable) A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F below 59 P N S U Class Policies Attendance: Professorsare requiredto take attendance. 1. Attendance will be takenineachandeveryclass. 2. Absencesare usuallydetrimentaltoa student’sgrade. 3. “Incomplete”gradesare assignedonlyincaseswhere severe illnessoremergencyhaspreventedthe student’sbeing presentatthe final examination. 4. Late arrivalsor earlydeparturescountas1/3 of an absence.Earlydeparturesinexcessof 30minwill be countedas unexcusedabsences. 5. Excusedabsencesdue toextenuatingcircumstancesorfamilyemergenciesmustbe verified.Ane-mailthe day of/before yourabsence explainingyourcircumstancesisusuallysufficient. 6. More than 3 unexcusedabsenceswill resultinafailing(F) grade.Forexample,thismeansthateven3unexcused absencesand1 tardywill resultinafailinggrade. 7. Familyandpersonal vacationsDONOT COUNT ASEXCUSED ABSENCES.Iwill NOTadministermake-uptestsforthese absences.
  6. 6. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 6 8. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTENDTHE FIRST CLASS THEY ARE ENROLLED IN WILL BE DROPPED FROMTHE COURSE. Unlesstheyhave proof of extenuatingcircumstancesand/orcall ore-mail me priortothe class meeting. 9. Our final classmeeting,is…..ourFINALCLASSMEETING,and no workwill be acceptedafterwards.Ever.Nomatter whatthe circumstances*(*unlessyouhave arrangedforan“incomplete”grade) ElectronicDevice Use and Email Policy: Cell-phones,laptops,electronicdevices, mustbe turnedoff duringclasstime NOTEXTING!!!!!!NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!! Late AssignmentPolicy: Work handedina 1-6 dayslate -10%. Work handedin7-13 dayslate -20%. Work handedin14-20 days late -30%. Work handedin21-27 days late -40% DO NOT E-MAIL ME ANYASSIGNMENTS NO WORKWILL BE ACCEPTED AFTEROUR FINALCLASSMEETING, NO EXCEPTIONS! PLEASE COMPLETE ALL GIVEN ASSIGNMENTS Failure tocomplete anassignmentwill resultina0 grade beinggiven,whichisfarworse thanan F. It ismuch betterto handin projectslate thanto not handthemin at all. Make-upExam Policy: NO MAKEUP TESTS WITHOUT VALID,VERIFIEDEXCUSE Onlyone make-upexamwillbe givenandmustbe takenwithinone week. Withdrawal Policy: STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE FIRSTCLASS WILL BE DROPPED FROMTHE COURSE. Unlesstheyhave proof of extenuatingcircumstances and/orcall me priortothe class meeting. Other: College Policies and Web Information Academic Dishonesty
  7. 7. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 7 Academic dishonesty includes thefollowingactions,as well as other similar conductaimed at makingfalserepresentation with respect to the student's academic performance: (1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaboratingwith others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course, (3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course,work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally assistinganother student in any of the above actions,includingassistancein an arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination,or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism. Pleaserefer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook ( for link to the student handbook). Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellowstudents. Behavior that is disruptiveto a positivelearningenvironment reported by the professor will resultin a warningon the firstinstance;the second instancemight resultin expulsion from the course or campus. Computer Competency Component Each student will,to the satisfaction of the professor,demonstrate a fundamental understandingof basic computer operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments. Disability Support Services Students with disabilities areadvised,in compliancewith federal and state laws,that accommodations and services areavailable through the officeof Disability SupportServices (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors and to submitappropriatedocumentation prior to receivingservices. Pleasesee the website at for web address for Disability SupportServices. Eating, Drinking and Smoking Eating and drinkingareconfined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in areas designated at each campus. Final Course Grade Appeal The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigningthefinal course grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructorsshall communicatethe gradingpolicy of the courseto their students in writing.If this policy changes duringthe term, students should be notified of any changes in writing. The method to determine final coursegrades mustbe given to students in a coursesyllabusatthe beginningof the class.Should a student have a question about a final coursegrade,pleasefollowthe procedures as outlined in the student handbook: Mid-Term Grade Reporting Within one week after the closeof the mid-term gradingperiod,mid-term grades will be made availableto all students for each class by either written notification or individual conference. Student Responsibility Policy When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subjectto its jurisdiction.Students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsiblemanner,in all areas of campus life. By enrolling,they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are responsiblefor observingall Collegepoliciesand procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalogand other College publications. Thestudent will be responsiblefor preparingfor class,participatingin class,and completingassignments on time. Palm Beach State Websites of Interest Pleasesee this web page ( for a listof web addresses for students. Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses The lastday to withdraw from a College coursewith a "W" grade in this courseis It is the responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or visita campus Registrar’s officeto withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of "W" in the class. Other Information from yourProfessor: Class website:
  8. 8. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 8 Department Contact Information Name: Dr. RobertGingras Office Location: BB 001083 Telephone:561.207.5420 Email: Job Title:Associate Dean