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Experimental Animation- Syllabus

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computer imaging syllabus university of texas at dallas spring 2004 steve galgas- instructor teacher@galgas.com

who is the instructor?
steve galgas e-mail: teacher@galgas.com

what is computer imaging?
computer manipulated imagery cannot be avoided in today's world. nearly any packaging, advertising, or entertainment has been touched by some computer manipulation program, such as Adobe Photoshop. the computer has been seamlessly integrated into the artist and designer's toolkit, alongside the pen, pencil, and paintbrush. digital imaging allows for a realism and flexibility in image editing that was unheard of in the years before desktop publishing.

why is this class important?
Photoshop is an essential tool for today's artists, and today's design industry assumes that all new workers have had experience using this digital tool. while many entering this class will have had previous experience with Photoshop, it is a deep, robust program with something new for everyone to learn- novices and professionals alike. STUDENTS HOME

how will this class be taught?
this class will be taught with a combination of lecture, demonstration, and graded projects. students will be given up to five major assignments in the course of the semester. there will be some time to work in class, although students may need to continue working outside of class in order to make assignment deadlines. LINKS

assignments
you will have up to five major projects in this class (not nessarily in order): 1) INTRODUCTORY PHOTO MONTAGE PROJECT 2) PHOTO RETOUCHING AND OPTIMIZATION PROJECT 3) GRAPHIC DESIGN PROJECT 4) ILLUSTRATION PROJECT 5) INTRODUCTION TO WEB GRAPHICS PROJECT

please pay special attention to the policies below
late assignments will be accepted up to two weeks after the due date, but will be dropped a half a letter grade each half week, regardless of excuse. work must be completed by the beginning of the class during which it is due unless otherwise noted. the late policy goes into effect at the start of class. all major assignments must be completed to receive a passing grade. expect technical problems. computers crash and lose information, particularly when shared in a learning environment. be sure to back up your work frequently. i will not accept computer difficulties as an excuse for late work. You will receive at least one extra credit opportunity during the semester to boost a project's grade by one letter.

attendance
if you arrive late, it is your responsibility to inform me of your attendance. as i may be in the middle of instruction upon your arrival, it is your responsibility to make sure i write your name down in my book at the next convenient moment. do not leave early without permission please make good use of class time. you will be given as much lab time as possible. come prepared with materials to work in class. if you are working primarily at home on a project, please be prepared to work in the class rooms as well. please do not use this time to surf the internet or respond to e-mail. and do not use class time to catch up on work from other classes. please set this time aside for this this class alone and nothing else. please do not schedule your job during class hours.

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