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  • COURSE description

    Offered: Summer/Fall Session, 1st Year
    Instructors: Jennifer E. Fairman, Assistant Professor
    Credits: 3 credits

    An introduction to digital lab setup and work-flow

    COURSE objectives

    Part One : Digital Art Lab Setup

  • Etiquette/Rules: review handout
  • Machine configurations/Software: review handout
  • Demo Log-in, restarting, quitting from applications on Mac & PC
  • Software / Hardware Identification Machine specific peripherals USB, Firewire CD-RW, Built-in vs. External CD Burners, DVD-R drives, USB Flash memory sticks
  • Departmental network configuration
  • E-mail setup: demo reading/sending e-mails using JHED/JHEM web interface sending attached document(s)
  • FTP: Demo sending/retrieving a file using JShare
  • User Group Meetings: Meeting times will be posted; generally during lunchtime Used to discuss changes, updates, on-going technical issues
  • Digital Lab Assistant position: review of duties and identify interested parties

    Part Two: Working in the Digital Art Lab

  • Operating Systems: OS X and Windows XP
  • Demo Peripheral Devices/Resources:
      a. Digital Camera: Import to Mac and PC
      b. Image manipulation in Photoshop
      c. Font management software: Font Book, Suitcase
      d. Wacom tablets
      e. Laser and color printouts
      f. Scanner: demo interface
      g. Printing: Laser and inkjet
  • File Management
      a. Naming conventions
      b. USB Flash, External drive storage (recommend buying USB flash)
      c. CD/DVD Burning: (recommend buying CD-R or CD-RW and DVD-R)


  • Department digital computer lab
  • Department library and archives
  • User Manuals, OS Tutorials, Online Documentation

    COURSE assignments


    COURSE evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty-student interface
  • Discussion of student's own work from media courses
  • Final grade


    One session coordinated with continuous tone project schedule. One session coordinated with pen and ink project schedule.

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