Syllabus

01. Course Description

West Virginia Wesleyan College // School of Fine Arts & Humanities Department of Art Spring Term 2017  //  Video Art  //  ART255 Mon/Wed 3-5:30pm Professor: Ellen Mueller // Office: McCuskey Room 105 Office Hours: Tue/Thu, 4-6pm & by appointment Email: mueller_e@wvwc.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION This course focuses on the basics of planning, shooting, and producing video art projects. […]

02. Online Policy

You must check e-mail, this website, and our learning management system (Canvas/Blackboard/etc) on a regular basis to take this course. Assignments will be dispersed via these channels and it is your responsibility to stay informed. When you submit a file, you must put your last name into the file-name. Example: Mueller-first-draft.jpg

03. Email Correspondence

  Here’s a funny (and accurate) article about emailing profs. You must check e-mail on a regular basis to take this course. Assignments will be dispersed via email. Allow at least 24 hours for a response during the work week, and at least 48 hours for emails sent on the weekend. Never delete an email […]

04. Attendance Policy

This class relies on interaction with peers and the instructor, which cannot be duplicated outside of class. Students who miss class are putting both themselves and their classmates at a disadvantage. Students are responsible adults and if they miss a class, it is assumed they had good reason to do so. Therefore, I do not […]

05. Grading Policy

  You are expected to put a minimum of 5 hours outside of class each week into your work. If there is no evidence of dedicated work outside of class, your grade will suffer. Work must be ready for class (whatever that entails for the medium we are currently working in). If your work does not fit […]

06. Late Work Policy

All assignments must be submitted on time. There are no exceptions. Hard-copy/physical assignments are always due at the start of class I do not accept late assignments, so you cannot hand in the assignment after class has started (even just a minute or two!), or at the end of class.  If you will not be able […]

07. Textbooks & Supplies

SUPPLIES: You will need to have a device that shoots video. Art & Design majors are required to provide their DSLR camera. Non-majors are also encouraged to invest in a new or used DSLR camera or rent/borrow one for the semester. There are some DSLR cameras available for check-out through the library, although there are a […]

08. Critique

We will have in-depth critiques, and we will meet often to briefly critique work during class. During these critiques, you will familiarize yourself with the ways of looking, thinking and talking about art. We will examine the formal and conceptual attributes of each student’s work in addition to different approaches to critiquing. The purpose of […]

09. Studio Maintenance

Students are expected to help maintain the studio spaces as clean, safe places to work. Please remember to return materials used in class to storage, and to wipe off any work surfaces (tables, stools, keyboards, mice, easels, counters, sinks, etc.). Remember to throw away all trash and to recycle all recyclables. Keeping the studio neat […]

10. Special Policies

  1.) Cell phones must be turned off during class. Texting or answering a call in the classroom is disrespectful to your classmates and to the instructor. You will lose attendance points if your phone rings, if you are texting, or if you are talking on the phone. 2.) No open laptops unless we are researching as […]

11. Accommodations

West Virginia Wesleyan College ensures that no qualified person shall, by reason of a disability, be denied access to, excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of any program or activity operated by the College or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs or activities. The College shall make reasonable accommodations to […]

12. Academic Dishonesty

Your professionalism in this class is recognized by, among other things, your understanding of copyright and fair use in your own work. Just as respecting others’ copyright is important, so is understanding when it is not only legal but appropriate to use others’ material without permission or payment. To clarify, consult CAA’s http://www.collegeart.org/fair-use/best-practices. “Academic Dishonesty” […]

13. About Your Prof

Feel free to check out my work at EllenMueller.com  

14. Mental Health Statement

As a student, you may experience a range of challenges that can interfere with learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, substance use, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may diminish your academic performance and/or reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. WVWC counseling services […]