Following is an overview of topics and activities anticipated for each class session. This information is subject to change, you will be of changes prior to each week’s class.

Oct 01 / Session 1: Class Overview & Introductions

  • Introductions, class overview, syllabus review and discussion.
  • Distribution & Review of Assignment #1 Brief. Finished project due start of class, Tuesday October 6th.

Oct 06 / Session 2: Assignment #1 Critiques

  • Student presentation and group critique of Assignment #1.
  • Lecture: Historical overview of propaganda art symbolism & various protest art movements
  • Distribution & Review of Assignment #2 Brief and deadlines

Oct 08 / Session 3: Assignment #2, Rnd 1:  Individual Reviews

  • Individual reviews of selected topic, manifesto concepts and discussion of research collected

Oct 13 / Session 4:  Assignment #2, Rnd 1: Group Critique 

  • Student presentation of Topic, manifesto & poster concept versions with group critique
  • comments & direction provided for design development & refinement of Poster

Oct 15 / Session 5:  Assignment #2, Rnd 1: Group Critique 

  • Student presentation and group critique of Poster variations
  • comments & direction provided for design development & refinement of Poster

Oct 20 / Session 6: Assignment #2, Rnd 1 Final & Rnd 2 Group Critique

  • Final student presentation of poster & group critique
  • Student presentation of initial design versions of S, M, & L items

Oct 22 / Session 7:  Assignment #2, Rnd 2: Final & Rnd 3 Group Critique

  • Final student presentation of Round 2: S, M, & L design refinement and group critique
  • Student presentation of XL-XXL design

Oct 27 / Session 8: Assignment #2, Rnd 3:  Individual Reviews

  • Individual reviews of handbook design approach & content outline
  • Breakout Print Lab pre-press production workshop

Oct 29 / Session 9:  Assignment #2, Rnd 3:  Individual Reviews

  • Individual reviews of handbook design in progress
  • Breakout Print Lab pre-press production workshop

Nov 03 / Session 10:  Assignment #2, Rnd 3: Final Group Critique

  • Student digital presentation handbook and group critique
  • Distribution & Review of Assignment #3 Brief and deadlines

Nov 05 / Session 11: Assignment #3, Rnd 1:  Individual Reviews

  • Individual reviews of concepts and discussion of research collected

Nov 10 / Session 12:  Assignment #3, Rnd 1: Group Critique

  • Student presentation of initial design versions to class for group critique
  • Break-out support tutorials: pattern making & 3d tools

Nov 12 / Session 13: Assignment #3, Rnd 1: Individual Reviews

  • Individual reviews of design variations
  • Break-out small group reviews
  • Break-out support tutorials: pattern making & 3d tools

Nov 17 / Session 14:  Assignment #3, Rnd 1: Final Group Critique

  • Student presentation of Round 1 final designs for group critique

Nov 19 / Session 15: Assignment #3, Rnd 2: Individual Reviews

  • Individual reviews of design variations
  • Break-out small group reviews

Nov 24 / Session 16:  Assignment #3, Rnd 2: Final Group Critique

  • Student presentation of final project work and group critique
  • Distribution & Review of Assignment #4 Brief and deadlines

Nov 26 / HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving / no class

Dec 01 / Session 17:  Assignment #4, Class Discussion

  • Break-out group discussion of films’ metaphors & symbolism
  • Students submit book jacket’s copywriting for edit & review

Dec 03 / Session 18: Assignment #4, Group Critiques

  • Break-out student presentations of design versions and group critique

Dec 08  / Session 19:  Assignment #4, Group Critiques

  • Break-out student presentations of design versions and group critique

Dec 10  / Session 20:  LAST CLASS / Final Critiques Assignment 4

  • Student presentation of Final design to entire class and group critique
  • Final wrap-up; project submissions and uploads

Dec 18  / Quarter Ends