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Course : Art Graphic Design IV - Animation

Course Number
4703
Section Number
201
Semester
Spring 2022
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center, C115F
Professor
Deanna Gibson
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, May 02, 2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Description: 3 Credit hoursAnimation

Prerequisite(s): ART 3713, Graphic Design III

Animation design through Photoshop and Adobe Animate. Use of storyboards and skills involving interface design. Special attention to concept design, creative problem solving, and pacing for time-based media.

Objective:

In this course students will:

» Demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.

» Organize research procedures to solve time-based media problems.

» Gain an understanding of animation principles and design in moving images. » Critically analyze your creative work and the work of others in critique.

» Explore formal design principles in the approach to solutions.

» Create accurate and aesthetically appealing basic animation.

Attendance, Absence, and Lateness Policy:

Attendance, Absence, and Lateness Department – Wide Policy as of Spring 2016

Students enrolled in the Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts must comply with the following department-wide

  • ● Students arriving ten minutes after class begins will be considered late, and will be counted absent.
  • ● THREE late arrivals count as a single absence.
  • ● Students may be absent from class THREE times without penalty and without providing any documentation
  • regarding the absence.
  • ● If students incur a FOURTH absence, their final course evaluation will be reduced by a full letter grade.
  • ● If students are absent or late FIVE times, whatever the reason, they will receive a FAILING GRADE, be dropped
  • from the class roll, and be asked to stop attending class.
  • ● Students are required to remain in class for the entire class session. Students will earn an absence if they leave
  • BEFORE the professor has dismissed class.
  • Faculty members have the discretion to make exceptions to this policy based on individual circumstances.


Late Work

All work is to be turned on the assigned due date. Comps and digital files must be ready to submit before class starts. Work that is late or notably incomplete will only be accepted at the instructor’s discretion. Work turned in tardy (one class period) will receive an automatic drop of a full letter grade. All other late work (one week or longer) will be recorded as a zero, unless the instructor has given permission due to a documented emergency. Projects due dates are posted on D2L & weekly assignment sheets. Due dates are not extended for missed classes or lost digital files. Meeting project mini-deadlines is recorded in the overall grade rubric and impact grade. If absent it is the student’s responsibility to get any missed assignments announcements from D2L and/or lecture notes from another student in class.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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