Digital Media Workshop

Time: Wednesday, 1 - 5:20, H-UL-Lab A
Instructor: Lisa Link, lisa.link@umb.edu
Office: McCormak 407
Phone: 287-5730
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11:45 - 12:30, please call/email ahead

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Overview

The theme of this workshop is digital public art. In the first part of the semester we will create art works that respond to public spaces & surrounding communities using Photoshop and Illustrator. In the second part of the semester we will go completely digital with the larger public in mind and create artist web sites using Dreaweaver & if time/interest allows, Flash.

Goals

  • Create two conceptual digital printed art works that respond
    to public places with strong consideration of audience.
  • Use the web as an artistic medium by participating in
    and creating an artist web site.
  • Learn about contemporary artists using digital media.
  • Develop a systematic approach to creating and documenting
    digital artwork through journals/sketchbooks.
  • Support & constructively critique classmates in discussions.


Class Structure

Each class will begin with a presentation, usually a survey of contemporary artists working publicly and/or digitally. Afterwards, you will present your progress on your projects in small groups or to the entire class. During the web site portion of the semester there will be longer technical demonstrations. Readings are assigned throughout the semester and you will also give a brief presentation on the artist of your choice. In each class, you will have studio work time and a chance for individual review. You will need to work on projects outside of class in order to finish them.


Grading

Projects must be handed in on time or the grade for that project will be lowered. Under departmental guidelines, an incomplete can only be granted if there is a serious conflict. In the event of such circumstances, please contact the instructor immediately in person or by phone. Students must assume responsibility for preparing all incomplete paperwork for faculty signature.

Attendance/discussion/attitude

10%

Digital artist report

5%

Participate in artist web site

5%

Re-Visualizing UMmass

20%

Digital Transformation Series

30%

Web Site

30%


Attendance

Students are expected to arrive on time and attend every class. If a student misses more than 2 classes, the grade will drop. Arriving late often is disruptive to class and will adversely affect the grade.