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UTD Course Syllabus DESIGN/Tady Tuesday -T

Course Information
Fall 2007 Arts 3363.001 Design Tuesday 2:30 – 5:15 p.m. Room 1.116


Professor Contact Information

Lorraine Tady Office: AS2.114 Phone: TBA

Email: Please specify in subject header of email UTD/Your Section/Your Name
In general, let’s talk about issues before they become problems. Face-to-face/ in-person discussions (before or after class or
by appt.) are preferred over lengthy phone or email correspondence.

Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, Restrictions 3 hrs of lower-division studio art coursework.

Course Description
ARTS 3363 Design (3 semester hours) Explores concepts and techniques in design including color theory,
composition, and 2D and 3D design. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division studio art coursework. May be repeated for
credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum).

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes

1.Students will explore the subject of color in visual art and design, developing a broader understanding of the history and
meaning of color in culture, various artistic practices, and contemporary visual arenas.
2. Students will practice creative problem solving using various mediums, building skill and understanding with regards to
color theme and manipulation, and striving towards personal interpretation and vision.
3. Students will work with the design elements and the visual language, engaging with verbal analysis and studio practice.

Required Textbooks and Materials

No required textbooks. Recommended sources:
Joseph Albers The Interaction of Color
Johannes Itten The Art of Color and Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus
Albert Munsell (A Grammar of Color), Wilhelm Ostwald (The Color Primer), Goethe (Farbenlehre),
Hermann Hemholtz, Adolf Holzel, Lothar Lang, Isaac Newton, M.E. Chevreal,
Leatrice Eiseman and Lawrence Herbert The Pantone Book of Color Harry N Abrams, Inc., NY, 1990
Color Aid
Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater Key to the Meaning of Colors
The Spiritual in Art:Abstract Painting 1890-1985 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Abbeville Press, NY, 1986)
Kandinsky Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Hans Hoffman Search for the Real
Alexander Theroux The Primary Colors: Three Essays (Henry Holt and Company, NY, 1994)
Ludwig Wittgenstein Remarks on Color
Arthur Schopenhauer, poet Rimbaud, and poet Billy Collins
K. Kieslowski Blue, White, Red film trilogy; Woody Allen’s Interiors
John Gage Color and Meaning: Art, Science, Symbolism University of California Press, LA, 1999)
John Gage Color and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction (Thames and Hudson, 1993)
Marcia Hall Color and Meaning: Practice and Meaning in Renaissance Painting
Rupprecht Matthaei, Editor. Goethe’s Color Theory (Von Nostrand Rheinhold Company, NY, 1970)
Charles Riley Color Codes: Modern Theories of color in philosophy, painting, architecture, literature, and psychology
Design Basics by David A. Lauer and Stephen Pentak (Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Belmont, CA, 2002)

Required Supplies
Bring items for each class. Keep receipts. You may need to replenish items during the semester. (Do not purchase
items prior to first day of class discussion.)

Design3363/Tady “KIT” – pick up your pre-assembled kit at a discount purchase at Asel Art, S/W corner of I75 and
Beltline, (3 doors down from McDonald’s facing the highway, phone 972-690-6320 (not to be confused with 2D Design

Below are both recommended and required materials

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Atlas Project:
Personal snapshot or digital camera/camera phone and capability for storage and retrival of images (CD, personal harddrive
or negatives) and a physical result such as a print or grocery store developed and printed pictures.

Color Dictionary:
Found and assembled color notes, scotch tape, paper assembled into fold out page book using drawing paper or sketchbook
(spiral is best); Discuss dis-assemble/assemble qualities for critique

Color Theory Equivalents, Itten Free Study:

Color Aid paper Standard Set, 4.5”x6”, 220 colors, $47.50 OR Full Set, 2”x3”, 314 colors, $32.00
Ruler 12” or 18”, cork back works best, but not necessary
Pentel or Bic #2 0.7 mm mechanical pencil
Cheap, clear triangle, not too small, such as a 30/60/90, 8” OR 45/45/90, 8”
Exacto pen with blade
Rubber cement, such as 4 oz. with brush
Spiral bound sketchbook 9x12 or larger
Strathmore Drawing Pad (Series 400) 18x24” or similar smooth surface type – top bound, cream
Foam core, matte board/illustration board, 9x12 or larger

For Gouache projects, Itten Free Study:

Palette Kit #1013 or similar (plastic palette, 9 ¾” x 13 ½”, for watercolors, large mixing area, 20 tubs/wells, lid, storage)
Sabelline brush (Round, size 4) Artificial, synthetic sabelline (at least one, students may find 2-3 helpful) OR #6 American
Painter 2300 Shader
Designer Colors Gouache, Windsor/Newton: $50
Ivory Black, Zinc White, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cobalt blue, Magenta red (14ml)
Some kind of water jar, recycled plastic with lid

Dimensional Color, Color Manifesto:

Foam core
Matte board/illustration board
(optional in addition to Gouache: Acrylic colors in basic palette and Bristle brush or synthetic brush suitable for acrylics)
(color aid paper as described above)

Natural Color vs. Computer Color

Computer access, Photoshop, and scanner capabilities helpful, as well as Gouache & drawing paper for study

If additional supplies are needed: Hobby Lobby, MJDesigns, Michaels, Sav On Office, Office Depot, Office Max, and
websites (allow 5-7 days shipping)

Assignments & Academic Calendar

Subject to change
AUG 21 First Day of class, introduction, material requirements; assign items to bring in; review projects
(Aug 23 Last day to add)

AUG 28 View Kieslowski’s “Blue” “Red” and “White” Trilogy. Project 1 – “Atlas” Found and staged snapshots ongoing
project begins (at least one roll of 36 pictures 35 mm or equivalent). See Gerhard Richter’s Atlas. Color Emotion,
Symbolism, meaning.
(Aug 31 Census day; last day to drop without a “w”)

SEPT 4 continue; Project 2 - Begin creating “Color Dictionary” ongoing collection of found color and naming.

SEPT 11 continue; view project development

SEPT 18 Review of Color principles, theories, vocabulary. Project 3 – Itten’s Free study. Project 4- begin Color Theory

SEPT 25 Limited palettes and color organization theories: Analogous, Split Complement, etc.

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Itten’s 7 Contrast Theories: Light/Dark Contrast, Contrast of Extension, Simultaneous Contrast, Warm/Cool Contrast,
Contrast of Saturation, Contrast of Hue; collection of examples and creation of designs
(Oct 1 Mid Term Grades Due)

OCT 2 continue

OCT 9 Color and Sound; Color Coding and Color Subversion; Color and psychology; Color and the Spiritual Senses;
Introduce Project 5- Color Manifesto. See Alfred Jensen paintings, Edward Tufte, Chakra diagrams, etc.
(Oct 11 Last day to drop with a WP/WF)

OCT 16 continue; view project development

OCT 23 Color and Space, Color and Architecture; Project 6 – Dimensional color study (or architectural model of interior)

OCT 30 continue; view project development

NOV 6 Natural Color Study vs. Computer color; Project 7 – Interpretation of Natural Color vs. Computer Color

NOV 13 continue; Review Projects

NOV 20 Last Day of Regular Class. Final Project Review. All projects available if necessary.

NOV 27. Final Exam/Critique during regular class time, Last meeting day. Any remaining work held by professor is
returned. No late work accepted.
(Dec 5 Grades Due by 10 a.m.; available Dec 7)

Grading Policy
i. Concepts in this studio class can only be absorbed through the “hands-on, workshop experiences” characteristic of this
ii. Attending all classes and participating in class studio and discussion activities is the best path to successful completion
of this course.
iii. The semester grade evaluates in-class work/participation, outside assignments, and your midterm and final
iv. Projects must be completed by due dates for full credit.
v. All projects are important. Expectations rise as the course advances and your skills improve.
vi. ALL grade concerns should be discussed PRIOR to the end of the semester. If you are worried about your GPA or
scholarship, be pro-active with your concerns and meet with me periodically DURING the semester when suggestions are
effective for improving your outcome.
Success and evaluation takes into consideration the following objectives:
(1) The commitment to attend full classes regularly and to be prepared with the proper materials for projects
(2) The completion of projects in a timely manner
(3) Portfolio of assigned work thoughtfully exhibits growth or understanding of design objectives and principles; and shows
results, commitment, effort, focus, complexity, and willingness to be open to new ideas. Work shows demonstrated
awareness of problems involved, experimentation within objectives, variety in solutions and investigations. Work exhibits
good craftsmanship, care, presentation and execution.
(4) Participation in class studio and discussions, critiques, and activities; maintains a good attitude and has a good work
ethic. Respects fellow students and studio property.
(5) All projects equally weighted; items 1-4 are evident in the work and work ethic
The above criteria suggests possible grade example outcomes:
A: All objectives/projects are achieved. Exemplary commitment, effort, and results are demonstrated in all work.
Participation is excellent. The student is fully engaged in the process of learning.
B: All objectives/projects are achieved. Good results and good growth are demonstrated in work. The student makes a
strong effort. Good participation in class.
C: Many objectives are achieved, satisfactory results shown in most work. Some assignments may be late or unfinished,
due to a variety of reasons; and/or student’s habits may be influencing their ability to practice, execute and grow
skills important to the class objectives.
D: Important objectives are not achieved. Course work is late, incomplete, or missing for evaluations. Student is struggling
with class participation. Focus and commitment to the class objectives may be factors.
F: Failed course. Lack of work, attendance too low, disruptive to learning process. Student should have withdrawn by

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Course & Instructor Policies

Retaining Artwork: Students must retain all artwork for review at the final critique. All artwork must be cared for and
available for evaluation at each class period (portfolio). Some student work may be selected and retained by the professor
temporarily. Work will be returned to the students.

Class discussion and critiques: require mandatory participation and will be scheduled intermittently throughout the
semester. Critiques are the studio equivalents to a midterm test and a final exam. Yet unlike an exam, it is a group
discussion that requires you to be present the entire time and participate during the entire discussion. Missing a critique is

Class etiquette/citizenship: During class, it is important to be mindfully present, therefore please turn off all cell phones,
blackberry, beepers, headphones, ipods, and (any thing of that nature) as well as attention to other class projects and non-
class related conversations.

Mid-term evaluation: You will receive a mid-term evaluation (date TBA) to help you determine where you stand grade-
wise and how you can improve or continue to sustain success. There are no extra credit projects.

Attendance Policy: Concepts in this class can only be absorbed through the “hands-on, workshop experiences”
characteristic of this class. Attending all classes and participating in class studio and discussion activities is the best path to
successful completion of this course. Attend every class, on time, and do not leave class unexpectedly or early. We all have
challenges, so I have worked with a “Keep it Simple” policy as follows: For life’s unexpected upsets, you are allowed ONE
excused absence, and I don’t need an excuse or a doctor’s note. The second absence may influence your grade. The third
and each next absence automatically lowers your grade by one letter grade. A total of 5 absences will result in a failing
grade. See Missed Class/Due dates.

Excused/Unexcused: Please note these guidelines apply to all “excused” and “unexcused” absences, such as sickness,
work schedule, family commitments, and transportation problems. I am available to provide guidance with challenges and
wish to ensure your attendance and successful completion of this course.

Missed class or late work policy/appointment policy: Since the instructor cannot repeat the lecture or demo classroom
experience for you, you are responsible for attending class, and, for missed class material you should consult a fellow
student for updates. Therefore, befriend your classmates and help each other with keeping up with missed class material
and preparations for next class. I am available to help you and to provide guidance with challenges and wish to ensure your
attendance, understanding and successful completion of this course. Often I review material and assist students during class
as we work on the project (hence the “workshop”). Overall, I prefer face to face meetings and, even better, in-class
discussions (your project question may be shared by others and it is good to see your peers work and learn from each

Due dates, Late work/make-up work: etc. will be determined on a project by project basis. Each project due date will be
discussed in class. If you are absent on the date an assignment is due, it is expected that you will turn the project in on the
next class meeting day, and it will be considered “late”. Evaluation of the project will take into consideration that the
project was late and therefore that project cannot be an “A”. Overall, anything CHRONIC (things that happen more than
once) will adversely effect your grade. Anything other than “chronic” will be taken into consideration as a case in
“learning, growth or improvement” if the offense (aesthetic or practical) does not occur again.

Final Critique/Exam: See Assignment calendar. Final Exam during regular class time; critique
Tests, Papers: Grading and weight of evaluation will be outlined if assigned.
Class projects, descriptions, due dates: will be announced in class sequentially.

Note to non-majors and majors: This is a visual and hands-on learning experience, and some students may experience a
learning curve with studio art materials or new ideas. However, growth is expected due to practice, willingness to be open
to new ideas, through class participation and one on one discussion. For all students, as class progresses, expectations rise.
Strive to do your best. Attitude is important.

Outside Assignments: Generally there will be an outside assignment each week AND due the following class unless
specified. Each outside assignment is designed to fall within a university norm/parameter of a 4-6 hour time commitment
per project. Some students may not need that amount of time to successfully complete each assignment and some

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assignments may not require as many hours. However, it is advised that students map out in their schedule at the beginning
of the semester when this 4-6 hour time commitment will occur (or two 2-3 hour sessions). Additionally, students must
recognize that unlike studying (which can be done virtually anywhere), the art projects require a suitable work table setting
(and time to set up, warm up your eyes, clean up, and self-critique - hence the 4-6 hour commitment.) The art studios are
open and you are welcome to work in them if they are not in use by a class. Please clean up after yourself and keep the art
studios orderly.

Classroom breaks: Generally studio classes of this length do not have scheduled class breaks due to their workshop
atmosphere. It is advised that students prepare themselves for class so that they do not have to take a break and risk missing
critical information. However, natural pauses in the class occur. The best time to take a break is after the critique and
lecture, during the time when you are allowed to work in class on an assigned project and when the professor is working
individually with students. Please do not disrupt the class when you enter or leave. Habitual frequent breaks or long
absences from class are discouraged and will effect your grade.

Technical Support If you experience any problems with your UTD account you may send an email to:
or call the UTD Computer Helpdesk at 972-883-2911.

Field Trip Policies

Off-campus Instruction and Course Activities
Off-campus, out-of-state, and foreign instruction and activities are subject to state law and University policies and
procedures regarding travel and risk-related activities. Information regarding these rules and regulations may be found at
the website address Additional information is
available from the office of the school dean. Below is a description of any travel and/or risk-related activity associated
with this course.

Student Conduct & Discipline

The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and regulations for the orderly
and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of each student and each student organization to be
knowledgeable about the rules and regulations which govern student conduct and activities. General information on student
conduct and discipline is contained in the UTD printed publication, A to Z Guide, which is provided to all registered
students each academic year.
The University of Texas at Dallas administers student discipline within the procedures of recognized and
established due process. Procedures are defined and described in the Rules and Regulations, Series 50000, Board of
Regents, The University of Texas System, and in Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities of the university’s
Handbook of Operating Procedures. Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the
Dean of Students, where staff members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules and regulations (SU 1.602,
972/883-6391) and online at
A student at the university neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of citizenship. He or she is
expected to obey federal, state, and local laws as well as the Regents’ Rules, university regulations, and administrative
rules. Students are subject to discipline for violating the standards of conduct whether such conduct takes place on or off
campus, or whether civil or criminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct.

Academic Integrity The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic honesty. Because the
value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is
imperative that a student demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work.
Scholastic Dishonesty, any student who commits an act of scholastic dishonesty is subject to discipline. Scholastic
dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials
that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to
give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.
Plagiarism, especially from the web, from portions of papers for other classes, and from any other source is
unacceptable and will be dealt with under the university’s policy on plagiarism (see general catalog for details). This
course will use the resources of, which searches the web for possible plagiarism and is over 90% effective.

Copyright Notice The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of
photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials, including music and software. Copying, displaying,
reproducing, or distributing copyrighted works may infringe the copyright owner’s rights and such infringement is subject
to appropriate disciplinary action as well as criminal penalties provided by federal law. Usage of such material is only
appropriate when that usage constitutes “fair use” under the Copyright Act. As a UT Dallas student, you are required to

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follow the institution’s copyright policy (Policy Memorandum 84-I.3-46). For more information about the fair use
exemption, see

Email Use The University of Texas at Dallas recognizes the value and efficiency of communication between faculty/staff
and students through electronic mail. At the same time, email raises some issues concerning security and the identity of
each individual in an email exchange. The university encourages all official student email correspondence be sent only to a
student’s U.T. Dallas email address and that faculty and staff consider email from students official only if it originates from
a UTD student account. This allows the university to maintain a high degree of confidence in the identity of all individual
corresponding and the security of the transmitted information. UTD furnishes each student with a free email account that is
to be used in all communication with university personnel. The Department of Information Resources at U.T. Dallas
provides a method for students to have their U.T. Dallas mail forwarded to other accounts.

Withdrawal from Class The administration of this institution has set deadlines for withdrawal of any college-level
courses. These dates and times are published in that semester's course catalog. Administration procedures must be followed.
It is the student's responsibility to handle withdrawal requirements from any class. In other words, I cannot drop or
withdraw any student. You must do the proper paperwork to ensure that you will not receive a final grade of "F" in a course
if you choose not to attend the class once you are enrolled.

Student Grievance Procedures Procedures for student grievances are found in Title V, Rules on Student Services and
Activities, of the university’s Handbook of Operating Procedures.
In attempting to resolve any student grievance regarding grades, evaluations, or other fulfillments of academic
responsibility, it is the obligation of the student first to make a serious effort to resolve the matter with the instructor,
supervisor, administrator, or committee with whom the grievance originates (hereafter called “the respondent”). Individual
faculty members retain primary responsibility for assigning grades and evaluations. If the matter cannot be resolved at that
level, the grievance must be submitted in writing to the respondent with a copy of the respondent’s School Dean. If the
matter is not resolved by the written response provided by the respondent, the student may submit a written appeal to the
School Dean. If the grievance is not resolved by the School Dean’s decision, the student may make a written appeal to the
Dean of Graduate or Undergraduate Education, and the deal will appoint and convene an Academic Appeals Panel. The
decision of the Academic Appeals Panel is final. The results of the academic appeals process will be distributed to all
involved parties.
Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of Students, where staff
members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules and regulations.

Incomplete Grade Policy As per university policy, incomplete grades will be granted only for work unavoidably missed at
the semester’s end and only if 70% of the course work has been completed. An incomplete grade must be resolved within
eight (8) weeks from the first day of the subsequent long semester. If the required work to complete the course and to
remove the incomplete grade is not submitted by the specified deadline, the incomplete grade is changed automatically to a
grade of F.

Disability Services The goal of Disability Services is to provide students with disabilities educational opportunities equal
to those of their non-disabled peers. Disability Services is located in room 1.610 in the Student Union. Office hours are
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. The contact information for the Office of Disability Services is:
The University of Texas at Dallas, SU 22
PO Box 830688
Richardson, Texas 75083-0688
(972) 883-2098 (voice or TTY)
If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with the Coordinator of Disability
Services. The Coordinator is available to discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that
formal, disability-related accommodations are necessary, it is very important that you be registered with Disability Services
to notify them of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. Disability Services can then plan how best to coordinate
your accommodations.
It is the student’s responsibility to notify his or her professors of the need for such an accommodation. Disability
Services provides students with letters to present to faculty members to verify that the student has a disability and needs
accommodations. Individuals requiring special accommodation should contact the professor after class or during office

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Religious Holy Days The University of Texas at Dallas will excuse a student from class or other required activities for the
travel to and observance of a religious holy day for a religion whose places of worship are exempt from property tax under
Section 11.20, Tax Code, Texas Code Annotated.
The student is encouraged to notify the instructor or activity sponsor as soon as possible regarding the absence,
preferably in advance of the assignment. The student, so excused, will be allowed to take the exam or complete the
assignment within a reasonable time after the absence: a period equal to the length of the absence, up to a maximum of one
week. A student who notifies the instructor and completes any missed exam or assignment may not be penalized for the
absence. A student who fails to complete the exam or assignment within the prescribed period may receive a failing grade
for that exam or assignment.
If a student or an instructor disagrees about the nature of the absence [i.e., for the purpose of observing a religious
holy day] or if there is similar disagreement about whether the student has been given a reasonable time to complete any
missed assignments or examinations, either the student or the instructor may request a ruling from the chief executive
officer of the institution, or his or her designee. The chief executive officer or designee must take into account the
legislative intent of TEC 51.911(b), and the student and instructor will abide by the decision of the chief executive officer
or designee.
These descriptions and timelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor.

Please read your syllabus and ask questions in the first two weeks of school. Please keep this copy and cut and return the
bottom to me as requested (by the second or third class meeting).

I, ____________________________________(Print) ___________________________________(sign),
have read and understand the syllabus for the class Design/Tady.

If I am absent, I acknowledge that I am responsible for obtaining material missed during class. The following individuals
are peers who might be mutually helpful in my absence.


(Student Copy above)


(Professor Copy)

I, ____________________________________ (Print) ___________________________________(sign),

Have read and understand the syllabus for the class Design/Tady.

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