Introduction to Digital Media - Print and Web (FA 332.01)

Fall 2017 / FA Bldg. Room 7086

Mon/Wed/Fri … 10:10AM - 11:50AM

Instructor: Jamin Kuhn

Office: 7027 (Tue/Thu ... 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)


Course Objectives

- learn to see digitally, with attention to color, texture, composition and other 2D principles

- learn about printing digital images

- Practices that challenge your understanding of what art can be (experimentation)

- Evidence of critical thought and individual expression seen in projects

- Participation in individual/group critique sessions and the exchange of constructive feedback

Classtime will involve viewing and discussing artwork and artists who work digitally, application demos and technical instruction, work time for projects, and the ongoing critique of student work.

Time spent outside of class (homework) will include independent research and work time for projects (reading assignments may also be assigned). While we will be improving our knowledge of digital equipment and editing software, your theoretical and conceptual development in art making is just as important.

Our remaining schedule will be maintained and accessed through the course website. The internet will also serve as a helpful resource for troubleshooting in the Adobe suite, and will help expose us to the world of digital art.


You are allowed 3 unexcused absences throughout the semester. All additional absences will negatively affect your grade. Arriving to class late and leaving class early will also affect your attendance and final grade.

Excused absences include illnesses and emergencies. Please email me prior to your absence.


- USB external hard drive or thumbdrive for the storage and backup of files

- Access to a digital camera (limited supply in fine arts)

- 1 pack of 8.5”x11” (minimum size), 50 sheets (shared with classmate?) Epson Premium Luster (recommended). Please have this by September 6th

The first three weeks we will be using the required eBook below:

Adobe Photoshop CS6/CC Illustrated, 1st Edition

(You will have this available in pdf format)


Participation 20%

Projects         60%

Final Project 20%

A = 93-100%, A- = 90-92%,

B+ = 87-89%, B = 83-86%, B- = 80-82%,

C+ = 77-79%, C = 73-76%, C- = 70-72%,

D+ = 67-69%, D = 63-66%, D- = 60-62%,

F = 0-59%


It’s important that you not only attend class, but actively participate during in-class exercises, projects, discussions, peer interaction/collaboration and critiques.


Your projects will only receive full credit when turned in on the due date and discussed during critique. Points will be reduced from projects for each day they are late.

Successful projects will prove excellent use of materials along with creative and fully investigated concepts, while displaying heightened motivation and interest.

Unsuccessful projects will be rushed, unthoughtful, and poorly executed, showing little to no signs of interest or progression.


This is a shared classroom. You can and should save your work to these computers, however you should also BACK UP ALL OF YOUR WORK. This lab will be available to you outside of class in order to work on projects (times and access TBA).

Turning in work

All Projects will be collected onto the instructor computer “Hill” on our class account/login (fa33201). There are 2 ways to accomplish this:

Over the network:

Go/Network/Hill/Connect as “fa33201”/fa33201/Desktop/Project folder

From a classroom computer, select “Go” on the top menu from the desktop, and then “Network”, then select the computer “Hill”. Click “Connect as” and login to our class account. Select the folder “fa33201” and then “Desktop”. Copy your project into the appropriate project folder and then “Disconnect”.

With a thumbdrive:

You can also login into our class account directly onto “Hill” manually to copy your files with an external hard drive.

Academic Honesty

WSU is committed to principles of truth and academic honesty. Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, and fabrication in the process of academic work, and can result in suspension or dismissal from the university. In this class, academic dishonesty will result in failure of the course and will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct. See for more information.

Students with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. Please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC) during the first two weeks of every semester to seek information or to qualify for accommodations. All accommodations MUST be approved through the DRC (Admin Annex Bldg, Rooms 205). Call 509 335 3417 to make an appointment with a disability counselor.

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