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DTC 201 Schedule Spring 2019 T/Th

Class Syllabus:

This is the schedule for the Spring 2019 Tuesday/Thursday section of DTC 201 that meets from: 10:35 – 11:50am in Spark 223.

The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the class.  All changes will be reflected here and a message will be sent out to the entire class through Blackboard’s email system.

Week & DatesClass PrepIn ClassDue
Week 1 –

Jan. 8, 10
Before class on January 10th review:

DTC 201 Syllabus 

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The Great War Begins

Components of An Artwork

What is Modern Art?

Art Forever Changed by World War I

Form & Content
Modernism & WWI

Unit #1 – Dada Photomontage

Week 2 –

Jan. 15, 17

Review before class on 1/15:

Dada Movement

Photography Composition Rules
Dada & Composition Guidelines

Photoshop Overview
Week 3 –

Jan. 22, 24
Review Photoshop Tutorials:

Photoshop Basics

Changing an Image Size

Working with Layers

Making Selections

Combine Images

Workday in lab  

Workday in lab
Week 4 –

Jan. 29, 31

Workday in lab

Rough Draft Critiques

Due Thursday Jan. 31 before class starts – Rough Draft of Photomontage

Due by the end of the day on Thursday Jan 31 – Peer Reviews of Photomontage Rough Drafts
Week 5 –

Feb. 5, 7

Test Review
Unit 1 Test
Due Tuesday Feb. 5th – Test Review (Class Participation)

Thursday Feb. 7th – Unit #1 Test

Due Friday Feb. 8th by the end of the day – Photomontages

Unit #2 – Futurism Image

Week 6 –

Feb. 12, 14
Review before class on Feb. 12:

The Principles of Design

Defining Futurism

Khan Academy Futurism Chapter
Principles of Design & Introducing Futurism

Illustrator Overview
Week 7 –

Feb. 19, 21

Review before class on Feb. 19th:

Illustrator Overview

Create and Edit Shapes

Changing Color & Strokes

Adding Text to Your Designs

Organizing Content with Layers

Create with Drawing Tools
Workday in lab
Workday in lab

Week 8 –

Feb. 26, 28
Rough Draft Critique


Test Review

Rough Cut/Check-In due by the end of class on Thursday February 28th
Week 9 –

March 5, 7

Unit #2 Test

No Class on Thursday March 7th Lab will be open for use
Unit #2 Test in class on Tuesday March 5th

Due by the end of the day on Friday March 8th – Futurism Images
March 11-15 No ClassSpring Break

Unit #3 – Soviet Montage

Week 10 –

March 19 & 21
Review before class on March 21th:

The Theory of Film & Video Editing

Soviet Montage Theory

Copyright Basics

Bound by Law
No Class on Tuesday March 19th

Soviet Montage Overview & Copyright Overview

Week 11 –  

March 26 & 28
Review before class on March 26th:

Understanding Pixels and Resolution

Editing Basics in Premiere

Trimming Clips
Premiere Overview


Week 12 –

April 2, 4


Rough Cut Critiques
Due before class on Thursday April 4th – Rough Cuts of Soviet Montage sequences

Due by the end of the day on Thursday April 4th on Blackboard – Peer Reviews of Soviet Montage sequences
Week 13 –

April 9, 11
 Unit #3 Test Review

Unit #3 Test
Due in class on Tuesday April 9 – Test Review (Class Participation)

Unit #3 Test in class on Thursday April 11th

Due by the end of the day on Friday April 12th – Soviet Montage sequence

Unit #4 – Portfolio

Week 14 –

April 16, 18
Before class on April 16th review:

The Digital Divide

Internet World Stats

DTC 201 template site
Access & accessibility in digital environments

Practice Essay & Online Portfolios
Week 15 –

April 21 & 25

Workday in lab  

Workday in lab
FinalsDue by 11:59pm on Wednesday May 1.

Digital portfolios due by the end of the day on Wednesday May 1.