Class Calendar

Schedule

meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm

Week Date Day Topics & Milestones Reading Assignments
1 8/16 Thur Overview of course. Creative Process and the Design Process. (1) Creative Genius article
(2) Chapters 1&4
(3) The Answer Lies in the Question Article
Assign: (1) Write-up attributes you would like to work on this semester, due 9/21
(2) Creative Process Interview
2 8/21 Tue Elements of Design Due: Write-up of attributes you would like to work on.
Assign:
Notebook page, due 8/28
8/23 Thur
3 8/28 Tues Principles of Design Chapter 6 Due: Notebook page
Assign: Word Illustration
8/30 Thurs The Art of the Pencil Comp article
4 9/4 Tue Typography Chapter 3 Assign: Comment on 4 typography terms that are either new to you, or important in your opinion. Due 9/11.
9/6 Thur
5 9/11 Tue  Ethics & Graphic Design Handouts Assign: (1) Write reflections on your ideas of ethics in this field, due 9/18.
(2) Design with Type, due 9/25.
Due: Word Illustration.
9/13 Thur
6 9/18 Tue  History of Graphic Design Historical Image Timeline in textbook
Quiz on readings
Assign: History Project
Due: Creative Process Interview
9/20 Thur
7 9/25 Tue Gestalt Principles of Visual Perception Handouts on Gestalt principles. Assign: (1) Find and describe three principles, due 10/2
(2) Figure & Ground, due 10/9
Due: Design with Type
9/27 Thur
8 10/2 Tue Review for midterm Due: Writing assignment on three principles of Gestalt theory
10/4 Thur Midterm
9 10/9 Tue Visual Identities Chapter 10 Assign: Exploring an Object, due
Due: Figure & Ground
10/11 Thu
10 10/16 Tue Creative Briefs Review in Chapter 4 Creative Briefs Due: History Project Presentations
Assign: Identity Project
10/18 Thu
11 10/23 Tue Due: (1) Identity Brief
(2) Exploring an object
10/25 Thu
12 10/30 Tue Due: Thumbnails/roughs, progress critiques of mark. Quiz on Readings.
11/1 Thu
13 11/6 Tue Identity Systems and Branding  Chapter 9 Assign: Write a reflection on a personal experience with a brand. Due 11/13.
11/8 Thu
14 11/13 Tue Due: (1) Written assignment on personal experience with a brand.
(2) Mark for Identity project.
11/15 Thu
15 11/20 Tue Web Design  Chapter 14 Due: Identity project with business system
Assign: Website (brief due 11/27)
11/22 Thu THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY: No Class
16 11/27 Tue Wireframes Due: Website brief
11/29 Thu
17 12/4 Tue Website progress critique Due: Website wireframe
12/6 Thu
18 12/11 Tue Thumbnails/roughs, progress critiques of website.
12/13 Thu Last chance to turn in missing work
19 12/18 Tue Final Critique

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