Schedule: 442/490

8:00–10:10 M/W

S216 only. ART336 is in S215. If you need to use a computer, please use the S201 lab.

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

Critique signup forms & schedules will be posted in S216.


Week 1.

M 1/30 Introduction to class. Explanation of syllabus, schedule, & requirements. Overview of critique process. Sign up for critique slots.

W 2/1 Mandatory Individual Preliminary Critiques, Session One.


Week 2.

M 2/6 Mandatory Individual Preliminary Critiques, Session Two.

W 2/8 Mandatory Individual Preliminary Critiques, Session Three.


Week 3.

M 2/13 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.

W 2/15 Casual critiques/work session.


Week 4.

M 2/20 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.

W 2/22 Casual critiques/work session.


Week 5.

M 2/27 Resume/letterhead/cover letter/business card workshop.

W 3/1 Digital portfolio/website introduction and workshop.


Week 6.

M 3/6 Mandatory individual midterm critiques

W 3/8 Mandatory individual midterm critiques


Week 7.

M 3/13 Mandatory individual midterm critiques

W 3/15 Work session/Instructor hosting gallery director candidate visit this morning (so I’m not available during class time)


Spring Break: March 20 & 22


Week 8.

M 3/27 Casual critiques/work session.

W 3/29 Mandatory small group critiques on your project revisions. Bring what you’ve worked on and be prepared to discuss what you still need to do.


Week 9.

M 4/3 Mandatory small group critiques on resume/letterhead/business cards.

W 4/5 Casual critiques/work session.


Week 10.

M 4/10 Mandatory small group critiques on digital portfolio and websites. Have something to show. Further discussion about PDF portfolio format. Discuss display case.

W 4/12 Casual critiques/work session.

Friday, 4/14: MANDATORY Fox River Ad Club Portfolio Review. 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Greene’s Pour House, Neenah. Click here for more information.


Week 11.

M 4/17 No class today: instructor out of town. Enjoy what remains of your Easter eggs.

W 4/19 Install show preview in first floor display case. Each student must have one piece to display (space limited). Presentation board distributed. Fill out Student Opinion Surveys.


Week 12.

M 4/24 Mandatory individual final critiques

W 4/26 Mandatory individual final critiques


Week 13.

M 5/1 Mandatory individual final critiques

W 5/3 Work session with individual critiques/assistance as needed


Week 14.

M 5/8 8:00 a.m. Meet in Priebe to hang show. Digital portfolio due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5/9.


Thursday 5/11 

6 – 7:30 p.m. Senior Design Exhibition Reception. Look sharp, relax, and enjoy your achievement! Arrive a few minutes early. And stay to clean-up after reception.


Saturday 5/13  

Meet to take down show: 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th.  This is mandatory.