GRDSN 221: Design Process VI
Course Syllabus

Instructor: Greg Stiles

Phone: 509-533-3708
Office: Applied Visual Arts- Bldg. 19, Rm. 221
Mailing Address: MS 3190
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA 99224-5288

Email: gregs@spokanefalls.edu

Prerequisites:

GRDSN 223 or permission of instructor

Course Description:

Working with real-world design problems, students in this course apply their expertise in developing design solutions for various media. Emphasis is on organizing information, typography and imagery to create clear, creative design solutions. Through problem-solving activities, students develop an increased awareness of graphic design principles and skills.

This course is a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, group activities, and supervised studio projects. Students research contemporary design projects, brainstorm, create thumbnail sketches, develop roughs and finalize their comprehensive designs. Guest designers address the critical thinking process as it relates to real world projects.

Course Outline

Book(s): Graphic Design Solutions - Robin Landa

Teaching / Learning Strategies:
Activities include but are not limited to:

 

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is crucial to your progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class.
The attendance policy is as follows:


4 Credit Course:  More than 8 absences = 0.0

Two late attendances = one absence.

Make-up Policy:

For an absence to be excused a student will need to communicate to their instructor via email prior to an absence.

Students need to complete any work missed by the next class period, or by instructor arrangement.

If the above criteria are not met the absence will be applied to the attendance policy.

Grading / Evaluation Policy:

Depending on the course, the instructor will supply a point based grading system or a scoring rubric to set “a standard of performance” to communicate the expectations of quality around specific exercises or projects.

In order to receive a grade for the course, all projects / exercises must be completed and received on the server by the end of the quarter. In order to receive a passing grade, at least one project has to meet the final design due date.

Some courses are in sequence. If you receive a failing grade in a course, you may have to come back the following year to complete the SFCC Graphic Design A.A.S. degree.

Note: This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and the faculty may make appropriate changes. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.

Student Holidays for Reasons of Faith or Conscience (SSB 5173)
SCC/SFCC students are entitled to two days of excused absences per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious organization.  Students’ grades will not be adversely impacted by authorized absences under this policy, although students in courses with required community clinical and /or practicum experiences must fulfill these requirements to meet the licensure requirements of the program. All absences under this policy must be submitted to the Chief Academic Officer in writing at least two weeks prior to the desired absence, containing a precise explanation of how the requested holiday is related to a reason of faith, conscience or an organized activity conducted by a religious organization.  If deemed in alignment with the policy, the student will receive a document with date(s) of the approved absences (must be full days).  The student is solely responsible for ensuring the documentation authorizing the absence is provided to each of the instructors whose classes or assignments are affected by the absence.  The instructor(s) will determine, within two days after receiving the notification, what adjustments, if any, will need to be made for the student to make up assignments or tests missed during the absence(s), and the instructor may require that the student submit the assignment or take the test before or after the regularly scheduled date.  If the student fails to notify the instructor of an authorized absence under this policy, the instructor is not obligated to make accommodations.

Revised 3/2014

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