Schedule: 442/490

11:00–12:30 M/W

We’ll meet in S216. Another graphic design class is in S215. I am also teaching a section of ART481 at this time, thus the 11 am start time on days we meet in person. If you need to use a computer, please use the S201 lab. You are more than welcome to work elsewhere during work sessions: attendance will not be taken on those days. (But you are still on the hook to get the work done!!!)


Subject to change as life happens. Check back often for updates.


M 9/11 Introduction to class. Explanation of syllabus, schedule, & requirements. Overview of critique process. Sign up for critique slots.

W 9/13 Work session. (481 Critique)


M 9/18 Mandatory Individual Preliminary Critiques, Session One.

W 9/20 Work session. (481 Critique)


M 9/25 Mandatory Individual Preliminary Critiques, Session Two.

W 9/27 Group Critique: Poster/Advertising Concepts. Every member of the class must present a poster concept, printed full size in color. Vote on finalists. Discussion of exhibition needs & duties.


M 10/2 Work session. (481 Critique)

W 10/4 Group Critique: Poster/Advertising Concepts. Finalists must present refined concepts, printed full size in color. Vote on winner. Assignment of exhibition duties & contributions. Discussion of physical portfolio options.


M 10/9 Work session. (481 Critique)

W 10/11 Instructor away at AIGA Eye on Design Conference in Minneapolis. Work session.


M 10/16 Resume/letterhead/cover letter/business card workshop. Digital portfolio/website introduction.

W 10/18 Mandatory individual midterm critiques.


M 10/23 Mandatory individual midterm critiques.

W 10/25 Work session. (481 Critique)


M 10/30 Work session.

W 11/1 Mandatory group critique. Bring what you’ve worked on and be prepared to discuss what you still need to do. Besides your reworked projects, you must share your resume, letterhead, and business card. ALSO discuss digital portfolio and websites. Have something to show. Discuss display case options.


M 11/6 Work session.

W 11/8 Work session.


M 11/13 Work session.

W 11/15 Mandatory individual final critiques


M 11/20 Mandatory individual final critiques

W 11/22 Thanksgiving break! 


M 11/27 TBA dependent on show schedule

W 11/29 Work session. (481 Critique)


M 12/4 TBA dependent on show schedule

W 12/6 TBA dependent on show schedule


TBA! Meet in to hang show.

TBA! Senior Design Exhibition Reception. Look sharp, relax, and enjoy your achievement! Arrive a few minutes early. And stay to clean-up after reception.


M 12/11 Digital portfolio due by 5 p.m. on Monday, 12/11.