Digital Art Syllabus Fall 2018 / Spring 2019   Course Description: This course is designed for Visual Arts students interested in learning how to make digital art. Students will explore the various uses of the Adobe Creative Cloud programs Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. This class will allow students to create a personal digital art portfolio, as well as develop a basic understanding of graphic design skills. All artwork made for class will be shared on students’ personal website created for this course.   Required Materials:
  • Google Drive
  • Wix
  Course Outline: Unit 1: Photoshop Unit 2: Illustrator Unit 3: Illustrator & Photoshop Unit 4: InDesign Unit 5: Infographic Unit 6: Website   Course Assessment: Classwork: 20% Homework: 20% Participation: 20% Projects: 40%   Grading Policies:  
  • Attendance and Participation:
  Participation points are factored by the number of days in the week divided by 100. Absences with a signed doctor or parent (with phone number) note will be excused. 5 days = 20 points/day 4 days = 25 points/day 3 days = 33 points/day 2 days = 50 points/day Every day you are expected to be prepared for all class activities, both in terms of having the necessary materials, and your focus and participation. You will lose 5 daily participation points if you are late without a pass, or if you are not fully participating.  
  • Late Policy for Projects and Homework:
  Projects and homework must be turned in by the end of the day on their due date. After the due date, they will receive a 10% deduction for each day that they are late.     Classroom Expectations:
  • Respect your classroom, classmates, and teacher:
  • In order to grow as artists, we all have to feel comfortable taking risks, and we can only feel comfortable in a safe environment where no one will be disrespected for their efforts. Inappropriate language and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Take good care of all of the technology, still-life props, books, and other materials in the classroom.
  • All recycling and trash must be separated and placed in the correct bins.
  • Always clean up after yourself.
  • GAHS Rules:
You will lose 5 daily participation points for each offense.
  • Follow Dress Code.
  • No cell phones.
  • No food, beverages, or gum .
  • Open Door Policy:
Students and parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to speak to the teacher about any questions or concerns that may come up throughout the year. All students should feel comfortable in this class and should be able to have a positive experience and their teacher is here to help in any way possible.   Consequences: If a violation of the class expectations occurs, we will take the following steps in an effort to correct that behavior:  
  1. Warning
  2. Individual Student-Teacher Conference
  3. Detention/Parent Phone Call
  4. Revoke Field Trips, Guest Artist Visits, etc.
  5. Removal from Major
  Depending on the severity of the violation, certain steps may be skipped (for example, if you put a classmate’s physical or emotional safety at risk, you will receive a detention/parent phone call without having had a warning).   CDOS Standards: Standard 1: Career Development Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions. Standard 2: Integrated Learning Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings. Standard 3a: Universal Foundation Skills Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for suc- cess in the workplace. Standard 3b: Career Majors Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
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