Class Schedule

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

All Dates are subject to change. Please be responsible for knowing changes by attending all classes and by consulting the posting of this schedule on this blog.


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1/20 - week 1: Introduction
Class Introductions and Overview
Slideshow: Perspectives in Media Art
Tutorial: Intro to Photoshop
Studio Activity: Found Image Composition
Assignment due 2/3: Art Field Trip!

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1/27 - week 2: Digital Image
Discussion: Intellectual Property, Free Culture
Slideshow discussion: Collage, Appropriation, Sorting
Tutorial: Sharing and storing media with Uthink
Tutorial: Photoshop 2
Assignment due 2/10: Project #1 - Mini Book

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2/3 - week 3: Digital Image
Tutorial: Photo Printing at the Digital Service Bureau
*Discussion of Field Trips
Visiting Artist: Aaron Anderson
Studio Time for Books

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2/10 - week 4: Digital Image
*Project #1 due
Book Swap and Discussion
Reading assigned for next week

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2/17 - week 5: Intro to Animation
Discussion of reading
Tutorial: Stopmotion & camera basics
Collaborative Activity: Paper Transformation
Assignment due 3/3: Project #2 - Animation

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2/24 - week 6: Animation
Screenings: Jan Svankmajer, William Kentridge, David Shrigley
Tutorial: Final Cut Pro basics
Studio Time

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3/3 - week 7: Animation
*Project #2 due
Tutorial: Mediamill
Field Trip Activity: West Bank Social Center
1.    Visiting Artists: Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker
2.    Screening and discussion of site-specific animation project
3.    Collaborative public projections with Minneapolis Art On Wheels

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3/10 - week 8: Experimental Video
Tutorial: camera and lighting
Collaborative Activity: 1-Minute 1-Shot Videos
Tutorial: Final Cut Pro
Assignment: Project #3 - Video - Rough cut due 3/31, Final cut due 4/7

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3/17 - week 9: No Class: Spring Break

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3/24 - week 10: No Class: Instructor out of town
*Due Today: Email progress report on video project

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3/31 - week 11: Experimental Video
*Due today: Video rough-cut
Visiting Artist: Diane Willow
Mid-semester check-ins
(one-on-one meetings with instructor)
Studio time

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4/7 - week 12: Experimental Video
*Project #3 due
Screening and discussion of student work
Reading assigned for next week

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4/14 - week 13: Sound Art
*Project #4 - In class activity
Assignment due 5/5: Final Project
(bring proposals for next week)

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4/21 - week 14: Independent Project
Visiting Artist: TBA
Slideshow: TBA
Presentation and discussion of project proposals
Studio Time

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4/28 - week 15: Independent Project
Studio time for final projects

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5/5 - week 16: Independent Project
*Final Projects Due -
Presentation and discussion of all projects

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