Course Information, SPRING 2013

Art 49498 BFA Thesis; Thursday, 9-11:50 am, room 119 [ug]

Course Description

Advanced design seminar in which students develop a sustained individual project in a major area of concentration (print, Internet, multimedia). This semester-long project is designed to encourage extended development and the synthesis of communication skills and related design disciplines. The final requirement for BFA graduation, the thesis project will be presented in an exhibition and in written presentation to faculty.Prereq: completion of all major requirements for the BFA. 6 cr./6 hr.

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Art B2210 Working Critique 1; Wednesday, 2-4:50, room TBA [g]

Course Description

This digital and interdisciplinary studio course for MFA students focuses on weekly individual and group critiques of student work. In addition to research, discussion, and art practice in digital and new media, first year students will propose and develop a thesis project under the advisement of a faculty member.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

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Art 49540 Design for the Web 2, Wednesday, 9-11:50 am, room 122 [ug]

Workshop on interface design, information structuring and interactivity for screen design for the World Wide Web. Existing web sites are reviewed from the perspective of design, utility and interactivity. This course provides experience in the design of HTML documents, incorporation of images, development of a logical information structure, and the prototype testing of this structure. Prereq.: Art 39540; 3 hrs./3 cr.

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Art 39540 Design for the Web I

This course builds on a solid foundation in Web design to encompass advanced CSS, scripting and interactivity, audio, video and animation over the Web. Prereq.: Art 29500 and 29526; 3 hrs/wk; 3 cr.

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Art 39510 Electronic Design I

Design for print media with focus on page layout, integration of text and graphic illustration, and corporate identity systems. Use of the computer as a design and production tool, with an introduction to vector and raster-based software for design and illustration. Prereq.: Art 29500 and 29510, or permission of the instructor. 3 lect., 2 lab hours/wk; 3cr.

EDM Lab Rules


EDM Lab Accounts are ONLY for students currently enrolled in an EDM class, or for B.F.A. students (even if not currently enrolled in an EDM class). The only exception: if a student can show proof of having taken at least five 300-level EDM classes (or higher). Technical Assistance

Art Department Faculty and Staff must complete this form to request technical support from Skiter.

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Lab Rules

As our program grows and our labs become increasingly full, we must all pull together to keep them running efficiently. If everyone follows a few basic rules in the lab, it will be a much cleaner, more trouble-free workspace for all.


This has been an ongoing problem, and there is no reason why it should be. Remember, it is all too easy to accidentally spill a soda on a keyboard. Eating is permitted in the lobby lounge.


This includes paper scraps, shopping bags, food packaging, etc. Buildings and Grounds takes care of the floors, and that's it. If you leave your trash, it is up to your fellow students to clean up after you. You don't want to clean up after someone else - please don't ask others to do so.



Problem reports are available in the lab, outside of CG123.

This is the fastest way to ensure that your problem is attended to, as each machine is checked daily, and those with outstanding problem reports are checked first. Not only will your question be answered here, your problem report form will be posted with an update on the bulletin board outside lab office.

Basic Troubleshooting.

Each machine is checked daily, and those with outstanding problem reports are checked.

Lab Schedule & Hours.

The lab is open M-Th, 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. It is open regular hours on days when the College is open but there are no classes.

Academic Integrity Policy

The CCNY policy on academic integrity will be followed in this course. The document can be found through the CCNY website by clicking on “Current Students” then “Academic Services” then “Policy on Academic Integrity.” All students must read the details regarding plagiarism and cheating in order to be familiar with the rules of the college. Cases where academic integrity is compromised will be prosecuted according to these rules. In addition, the Policy of Academic Integrity can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

Statement on Academic IntegrityThe CUNY Policy on Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writings as your own. The following are some examples of plagiarism, but by no means is it an exhaustive list:

  1. Copying another person’s actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotes attributing the words to their source.
  2. Presenting another person’s ideas or theories in your own words without acknowledging the source.
  3. Using information that is not common knowledge without acknowledging the source.
  4. Failing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments.
  5. Internet plagiarism includes submitting downloaded term papers or parts of term papers, paraphrasing or copying information from the internet without citing the source, and “cutting and pasting” from various sources without proper attribution. The City College Faculty Senate has approved a procedure for addressing violations of academic integrity.