Joellyn Rock
Assistant Professor
UMD Art & Design
office: Voss Kovach 25C
phone: 218-726-8042

Spring office hours:
Monday 1–3pm
Tuesday 1–2pm
note new office in VK 25C

SPRING 2011 Syllabus

Art 2016
provides an introduction to digital art studio practice with a focus on digital imaging and cross-media experimentation. Course builds on skills, techniques, and critique of digital art concepts such as image compositing, appropriation, collage, and remixing. Creative projects include development of a serial approach to visual imagery. Readings and presentations discuss current trends in digital culture and key works by digital artists.

Digital Studio is a learning laboratory for digital artmaking processes from brainstorming through digital output. Students are encouraged to mix media, taking clues from a rich tradition of avant-garde experiments and current trends in digital art. All projects incorporate digital tools in some stage of their process, though the final format may integrate traditional techniques and materials. The class establishes a collaborative learning environment, wherein all participants will take turns sharing their expertise and discoveries in a laboratory of emerging technologies.

•Students will be able to demonstrate an introductory knowledge of historical and theoretical themes present in contemporary digital art.
•Students will be able to demonstrate skill and innovation with digital art tools and experimental mixed-media processes.
•Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to analyze, interpret, critique and evaluate digital artworks

2-D Digital Studio I
ART 2016 : sec 001    
8:00AM – 9:55AM MW
Voss-Kovach Hall 131
final exam > 10AM Wed May 11

2-D Digital Studio I
ART 2016 : sec 002    
10:00AM –11:55AM MW
Voss-Kovach Hall 131
final exam > 8AM Fri May 13

Graded on Assignments:
20% Mosaic Project (print)
10% Digital Art Research (presentation)
20% To Sleep, Perchance (mixedmedia)
30% Digital Narrative (individual / team)
20% Tactile / Digital Remix (mixedmedia)

Attendance Policy:
Attendance and engaged participation in all in class activities is required. Students are allowed 3 missed classes for personal needs. Final grade will go down for additional missed classes.

technology help

• storyboard kit
• digital mosaic printing and mounting supplies
• alternative printing papers and supplies
• 1 cotton pillowcase
• concept / sketch book
• profolio for roughs + print work
• cd-r or dvd for digital portfolio

Digital Studio Texts :

Digital Art (World of Art)
by Christiane Paul
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500203679

Current Digital Software book / Photoshop CS5

Resources + Links

Digital Art Blog:

Multimedia Hub in Library 260

Shoot Studio
in Voss Kovach Hall

Digital Art Links

Photoshop Tutorials

Avatars + Virtual Worlds

Remix Culture

Storyboarding Links

Tactile / Digital Links

Augmented Reality

ART 2016
Spring 2011
Mon Class
Wed Class
Readings + Lectures
Jan 18 - 21 MLK HOLIDAY Intros + Digital Sketching Digital Art: Intro + Chapter 1
Jan 24 - 28 Project 1 : Mosaic Project 1 : Photography Digital Art: Chapter 2
Jan 31 - Feb 4 Project 1 : Screen Crit Project 1 : Screen Crit Digital Art: Chapter 3
Feb 7 - 11 Project 1 : DUE for Grading Digital Art Topics Digital Art Blog > POST
Feb 14 - 18 Digital Art Presentations Digital Art Presentations Digital Art Blog > COMMENTS
Feb 21 - 25 Project 2 : To Sleep, Perchance Project 2 : To Sleep... Remix Culture / Copyright
Feb 28 - Mar 4 Project 2 : To Sleep... Submissions to Student Show Tweed Museum Collection
March 7 - 11 Project 2 : To Sleep... DUE Intro to Narrative / Art Sale Info < Portfolios DUE for grading
March 14 - 18 SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK Fairy Tales
March 21 - 25 Project 3 : Digital Narrative Project 3 : Storyboarding Storyboarding Links
Mar 28 - Apr 1 Project 3 : Powerpoint Project 3 : Prep Visual Plan Narrative Links
April 4 - 8 Project 3 : PITCH DUE Project 3 : NarrativeTeams < Portfolios DUE for grading
April 11 - 15 Project 3 : NarrativeTeams Prep for Art Sale Art Sale > SAT April 16
April 18 - 22 Project 3 : NarrativeTeams Project 3 : Digital Narrative DUE < Narratives DUE for grading
April 25 - 29 Project 4 : Tactile Digital Remix Tactile Digital Demos Tactile / Digital Links
May 2 - 6 Project 4 : Tactile Digital Remix Project 4 : Tactile Digital Remix Wearable Art Links
May 9 -13 Project 4 : Tactile Digital Remix Project 4 : Tactile Digital Remix < Portfolios DUE for grading

May ...

final exam for sec 1
10AM Wed May 11

final exam for sec 2
8AM Fri May 13


Students with disabilities:
It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities.  If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements – such as time limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos – please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations.   Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at for more information.

Student Academic Integrity Policy

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders."


Art&Design Happenings

UMD School of Fine Arts

Department of Art & Design

Don't Miss the
Visual Lecture Series
Lectures are 6pm in Montague 70
See Tweed Museum Website for schedule>>

Annual Student Exhibition
Digital Entries DUE March 4, 2011

UMD Art&Design Annual Student Exhibition
April 9-May 8, 2011

Student Exhibit Reception + ART SALE

April 16, 2011

Student Conduct Code

The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code. Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities."