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

2D Digital Studio ll >> Art 3017
In this studio art class, experienced students will develop their own way of working as a digital artist. Students are encouraged to integrate their traditional studio art practice with digital processes, mixing media, and taking clues from a rich tradition of experimental techniques. Students will research current trends in digital art and do presentations on their individual digital art focus. In the second half of the semester, students produce a series of original digital artwork, providing their own approach and focus. This course establishes a collaborative learning environment, wherein all participants will take turns sharing their expertise and discoveries in a laboratory of emerging technologies.

Digital Studio II students will use blogs:


•Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of strategic ideation and conceptual development of a series of work in digital art media.
•Students will be able to demonstrate skill and innovation using digital media, tools and processes.
•Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to analyze, interpret, and critique digital media artworks.

2-D Digital Studio II
ART 3017 : sec 001    
2:00PM – 3:55PM TTh
Library 118
final exam > 4pm Wed May 11

Digital Studio Blog:

Students in Digital Studio ll are evaluated on attendance and engaged participation in all in class activities, assignments, blog writing, digital art presentations, group critiques, and contribution to the digital studio collaborative learning environment. This studio course requires that each student invest energy in developing a unique series of digital artwork which will represent half the final grade in the course.

10% Project 1 > Wintery Remix
10% Project 2 > CopyWRONG

10% Project 3 > Digital Collaborative

10% Critical Reflection (critiques, blog)
10% Research Focus (presentation, blog)
50% Digital Focus Series of Work

Attendance Policy:
Attendance is required. Students may not skip weekly critques or presentations without expecting a reduction in their final grade.

technology help

• alternative printing papers and supplies
• art materials for final series
• $ for printing final series of work
• concept / sketch book
• profolio for roughs + print work
• cd-r or dvd for digital portfolio

Digital Studio 2 Texts:

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

Resources + Links

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

Spring 2011
Tues Class
Thurs Class
Readings + Lectures
Jan 18 - 21 Intros + Digital Culture Project 1 : Wintery Remix Digital Art Links
Jan 24 - 28 Project 1 : Wintery Remix Project 1 : Wintery Remix Remix Culture / Copyright
Jan 31 - Feb 4 Project 1 : Wintery Remix DUE Project 2 : CopyWRONG Reading : The Work of Art...
Feb 7 - 11 Project 2 : CopyWRONG Project 2 :CopyWRONG Tweed Museum Collection
Feb 14 - 18 Project 2 : CopyWRONG Project 2 : CopyWRONG DUE < Projects DUE for grading
Feb 21 - 25 Project 3 : Digital Collaborative Project 3 : Digital Collaborative Digital Art Blog > POST
Feb 28 - Mar 4 Project 3 : Digital Collaborative Digital Collaborative DUE < Student Exhibit Entries DUE
March 7 - 11 Virtual Mardi Gras !!!! Digital Focus / Brainstorm < Projects DUE for grading
March 14 - 18 SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
March 21 - 25 Project 4 : Digital Focus Project 4 : Digital Focus Digital Art Blog > POST
Mar 28 - Apr 1 Digital Focus Presentations Digital Focus Presentations Tactile / Digital Links
April 4 - 8 Project 4 : Digital Focus Project 4 : Digital Focus STUDENT BLOGS > COMMENTS
April 11 - 15 Project 4 : Digital Focus Prep for Art Sale Art Sale > SAT April 16
April 18 - 22 Project 4 : Digital Focus Project 4 : Digital Focus < Small Group Critiques
April 25 - 29 Project 4 : Guest Critique Project 4 : Guest Critique < Critique Reflection on Blog
May 2 - 6 Project 4 : Digital Focus Project 4 : Digital Focus < Small Group Critiques
May 9 -13 >>> finals week >>> finals week < Series DUE for grading
FINAL TIME Critique > 4pm Wed May 11
< Digital Portfolios DUE


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

Art&Design Happenings

UMD School of Fine Arts

Department of Art & Design

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."

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 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."