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* Revised Schedule – Reflecting Snow Days and Changes *

SUNY • WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE # Art 220
AAB 403, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595

•           Course: ART 220 Typography, Section 11218
•           Instructor: Alethea Maguire-Cruz, Adjunct Professor
•           Email: alethea.maguire-cruz@sunywcc.edu
•           Semester: Spring 2014 (Jan 22nd – May 14th)
•           Hours: Wednesdays, 8:00 -11:00 a.m.
•           Location: AAB 403 – Valhalla

Syllabus Schedule Revised:

Quizzes (*I, II and III from textbook: Typography Referenced)

Quiz I              Review: Pages ( 4 – 121 )                                                             Mar. 12th
Quiz II            Review: Pages ( 122 – 233 )                                                          Apr. 2nd
Quiz III           Review: Pages ( 235 – 319 )                                                          May 7th  

Topic Outline (Schedule / Lectures / Quizzes / Readings / Critiques / Deadlines)

Week 1. Jan. 22nd   
First Class Postponed – Due to Snowstorm Delay (Valhalla Courses Cancelled: 8-11 am January 22nd)

Week 2. Jan. 29th                     
Introduction: Syllabus
Tutorial: Mapping and Hand-Drafting Letterforms
Begin Exercise 1 – Stages of a Hand Drafted and Digitally Rendered Letterform
– Step 1. Geometry of Letterform
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: pg.’s 4 – 121
Exercise I – Due: Feb. 12th

Week 3. Feb. 5h           
Third Class Postponed – Due to Snowstorm Delay (All Campus Courses Cancelled: Day and Night)

Week 4. Feb. 12th         
*Critique: Exercise I – Letterform – Hand Drafted & Digital Redraft
Lecture: History of Typography (+other resources)
Review: Typographer’s Glossary (Review of Appendix Pages: 320 – 327 + other resources)
Continue Exercise 1: Letterform: Digital Redraft / Step 2. Continuity of Letterform
Software Tutorial: InDesign: Digitally Rendering Type – Step 2. Continuity of Letterform
Begin Exercise II: Printer’s Mark/Colophon – The Alchemy of Type
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: continue pg.’s 4 – 121
Exercise I – Due: Feb. 12th
Exercise II – Due: Feb. 26th

Week 5. Feb. 19th        
Tutorial: Assembling, Elaborating and Revealing: Typographic Shape and Symbolism
Lecture & Tutorial: The Anatomy of Type (And How to Use It)
Rough Sketches – Typographic Geometry, Zeitgeist and The Sound of Language
Software Tutorial: InDesign: Digitally Rendering Type – Continued – Continuity of Letterform
Continue Exercise II: Printer’s Mark/Colophon – The Alchemy of Type
Begin Project I: Design Your Own Original Display Font/Typeface (upper & lowercase: full character alphabet: any language)
WRITING: Statement
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: continue pg.’s 4 – 121
Exercise II – Due: Feb. 26h
Project I – Due: Mar. 12th

Week 6. Feb. 26th
*Critique: Exercise II – Printer’s Mark/Colophon – The Alchemy of Type
Review: The Anatomy of Type (Appendix Pages: 328 – 335 + other resources)
Continue Project I: Design Your Own Original Display Font/Typeface (upper & lowercase: full character alphabet: any language)
WRITING: Statement
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: continue pg.’s 4 – 121
Project I – Due: Mar. 12th

Week 7. Mar. 5th                                  
Software Tutorial: Illustrator: Baselines, Tracing (Pen/Path) Tools, Mastering Direct Select + InDesign: Final Typeface Layout & Print Presentation (+ WRITING: Statement)
Review: Type-Specific Resources (Appendix Pages: 344 – 393)
Continue Project I: Design Your Own Original Display Font/Typeface (upper & lowercase: full character alphabet: any language)
WRITING: Statement
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: continue pg.’s 4 – 121
Project I – Due: Mar. 12th

Week 8. Mar. 12th                                                                                           
– Midterm Grade Available –
Quiz 1 – Pages 4 – 121
*Critique: Project I – Design Your Own Original Display Font/Typeface (upper & lowercase: full character alphabet: any language) + Writing (incorporated into design)
Software Tutorial: Photoshop: Page Architecture: Spatial Dimension and Digital Perspective Drawing
Begin (Midterm) Project II: Dystopian Novel (figure-ground-depth) Book Cover with your Original Display Font (in use) + your Printer’s Mark/Colophon (enlisted on the spine)
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: continue pg.’s 122 – 233
Project II – Due: Apr. 2nd

Week 9. Mar. 19th – Spring Break • NO CLASS TODAY –
Continue (Midterm) Project II: Dystopian Novel (figure-ground-depth) Book Cover with your Original Display Font (in use) + your Printer’s Mark/Colophon (enlisted on the spine)
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: continue pg.’s 122 – 233
Project II – Due: Apr. 2nd

Week 10. Mar. 26th
Lecture: De Stijl, Suprematist/Constructivist and Bauhaus Book Jackets + Renegade Rebel Typographers
Continue (Midterm) Project II: Dystopian Novel (figure-ground-depth) Book Cover with your Original Display Font (in use) + your Printer’s Mark/Colophon (enlisted on the spine)
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: continue pg.’s 122 – 233
Project II – Due: Apr. 2nd

Week 11. Apr. 2nd
Quiz II – Pages 122 – 233
*Critique: (Midterm) Project II – Dystopian Novel (figure-ground-depth) Book Cover
Tutorial: Comps w/ Your Own Typeface + Press-Type + Word-Image Collage + Montage + Frottage
Begin (Final) Project III: Mise-en-Scène / 75 Cell Roto-Type-Animation / Motion Graphic Sequence & Exercise III: Animation Stills (experiments with word-image collage & press-type)
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio
Text Readings: pg.’s 235 – 319
Exercise III – Due: April 23rd
Project III – (Final) Due: May 7th

Monday, March 31 last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade –

Week 12. Apr. 9th                                                                                                       
Lecture: Typographic Animation Sequences (observing past & present masters)
Tutorial: Animation Stills or Cells – Planning the Story
Review: Animator’s Tool Kit on Class Blog (+ other resources)
Continue (Final) Project III: Mise-en-Scène / 75 Cell Roto-Type-Animation / Motion Graphic Sequence & Exercise III: Animation Stills (experiments with word-image collage & press-type)
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio (C o m p l e t e : for Exam Week Review)
Text Readings: pg.’s 235 – 319
Exercise III – Due: April 23rd
Project III – (Final) Due: May 7th

Week 13. Apr. 16th
Tutorial: Storyboarding & Light Box Registration – Pacing the Action
Tutorial: Soft Still/Cell Animation Transitions – Preparing the Sequence
Continue (Final) Project III: Mise-en-Scène / 75 Cell Roto-Type-Animation / Motion Graphic Sequence & Exercise III: Animation Stills (experiments with word-image collage & press-type)
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio (C o m p l e t e : for Exam Week Review)
Text Readings: pg.’s 235 – 319
Exercise III – Due: April 23rd
Project III – (Final) Due: May 7th

Week 14. Apr. 23rd                                                                                                                              
*Critique: Exercise III: Animation Stills (experiments with word-image collage & press-type)
Tutorial: Scanning, Aligning and Sequencing Animation Cells (Stills) According to Registration
Tutorial: Skipped Frames: Filling in Any Remaining Jump-Gaps
Continue (Final) Project III: Mise-en-Scène / 75 Cell Roto-Type-Animation / Motion Graphic Sequence & Exercise III: Animation Stills (experiments with word-image collage & press-type)
O n g o i n g : Maintaining Online Electronic Portfolio (C o m p l e t e : for Exam Week Review)
Text Readings: pg.’s 235 – 319
Project III – (Final) Due: May 7th

Week 15. April 30th                                                                                                     
Tutorial: Finishing, Playing the Animation, Editing Motion Speed, Saving the Animation for Presentation
Finish: (Final) Project III: Mise-en-Scène / 75 Cell (5 Second) Roto-Type-Animation Sequence
F i n i s h : Online Electronic Portfolio (C o m p l e t e : for Exam Week Final Review)
Text Readings: pg.’s 235 – 319
Project III – (Final) Due: May 7th

Week 16. May 7th
Quiz III – Pages 235 – 319
*Critique: (Final) Project III: Mise-en-Scène / 75 Cell (5 Second) Roto-Type-Animation Sequence
F i n i s h : Online Electronic Portfolio (C o m p l e t e : for Exam Week Final Review)
WRITING: Comments: Targeting Thoughts of Constructive Criticism (in approximately 150 characters or less (+ choose to accept or reject comments sent to each other’s online portfolio sites)

Week 17.May 14th  – Exam Week – Animation Festival –
*Critique Online Portfolio + WRITING: Comments: Targeting Thoughts of Constructive Criticism (in approximately 150 characters or less)  + ‘Collaborative Panel Review Discussion’