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Course : Metals III

Course Number
Art 3823
Section Number
170
Semester
Fall 2019
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center, C120
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Attachments
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Advance Metals is arranged to continuously develop and explore design, concept, and technical skills (free standing structure, one semester project, etc.) Students will be given information to begin each project. Individual research and problem solving will be necessary to complete the projects.  In addition to the projects, students will be required to complete several assignments that relate to further career development.

Course Description/Activities

Students will be assigned three major projects and several other projects including research, drawings, and presentation (critiques) throughout the semester. Class sessions will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and individual/ group discussions along with work sessions. The students are required to keep a sketch book/ notebook. Students will be asked to share sketches to discuss his/her ideas. The sketchbooks will be collected and graded as a part of the final grade (5pts).

 

Students must supply required materials for the course. Average materials and tools cost ranges $100-$250 for the semester.

 

Text Books

            The Complete Metalsmith, by Tim McCreight ISBN: 978-1-929565-06-1 (Required)

 

Grading

1.     Each project is worth 10 + 10 =20 points (20 x 4=80 pts.) of the final grade.

2.     Projects are graded based on the following criteria:       

                                               i.     Project execution (craftsmanship, structural strength, etc.) 10pts

                                              ii.     Technical challenge and Creativity of design 10pts

 

Points and letter grade.

10–9.7=A+. 9.6–9.3=A.  9.2–9.0=A. - 8.98.7=B+.  8.6–8.4=B. 8.3–8.0=B-.

7.9–7.7=C+. 6–7.3=C. 7.2–7.0= C-. 6.9–6.7=D+. 6.6–6.4=D. 6.3–6.0=D–. 0=F

3.     Development of the idea, technique, and knowledge of the subject. 5pts.          

4.     Participation and presentation during critiques, group discussions, cleaning, etc. 5pts.

5.     Class commitment and effort. 5pts.

6.     Sketchbook. 5pts. 

7.     Total points 100 pts (100%)

 

Final grading system follows the university policy.         

            A=90%– above  Excellent

            B=80–89%        Good

            D=60–69%        Passing

            F=59– below     Failure (no credit)

Attendance and Lateness Policy

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

  • Students arriving after class begins will be considered late, and ten minutes after 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.

Faculty members have the discretion to make exceptions to this policy based on individual circumstances.

Additional Attendance and Due Dates Policy.

Late arrival or early departure without excuse will be considered as one third of an absence. Students must come to class on time with required materials. If students come to class without the required materials, students will get an absence and the instructor may ask them to leave the class. It is students’ responsibility to obtain the information they missed in class. Late projects or missing a critique will also result in a lowering of students’ project grade up to 20 points. (Please read the Class Attendance Policy in the student hand book)

*In order to retain an excused absence, students are responsible for providing the instructor with official written documents such as a doctor’s note, funeral announcement, or letter from the Dean of the Students or another instructor, etc.

Late projects assignment or missing a critique may result in a lowering of your project grade up to 20points.

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