The goals of this class are:

0) PRODUCE PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS THAT REFLECT YOUR PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE IN A SPECIFIC AREA, REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR CONCENTRATION IN YOUR MAJORS.

1) Document your progress in your majors
2) Keep a backup of your projects for future reference and department assessment
3) Make sure that you have learned what you are supposed to learn in your specific areas.

You will be provided server space with WordPress for the development of your academic Senior Portfolio. Please be aware that these sites are public and open to anyone to see. If you feel your content may be offensive for others please place a disclaimer warning your users of possible conflictive content.

We care about your work, the quality of these works, your passion, and how you have progressed up until this finishing point in your undergraduate education. 

In your general portfolio, we want to be able to evaluate your knowledge in

1) Drawing (and or) Illustration (and or) 2D Design (and or) Graphic Design
2) 3D Modelling and Printing (and or) 3D Animation (etc.)
3) Digital Media ( Canvas, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. )
4) Interactive Media
5) Time based art ( Animation / Video / Sound etc.)
6) The projects you did in ART 211 Art and Technology, showing us that you have a general understanding of the history and evolution of New Media

Categorize the menu on your portfolio
as follows

MAIN TAB: SENIOR PROJECT:
here you will document all the steps for your senior project production stages. Make sure you save information relevant to the production throughout all the creation of your project.

SUB TABS
1) PRE-PRODUCTION
2) PRODUCTION
3) POST- PRODUCTION
4) STATEMENT (minimum 3 pages, upload a PDF file for archival purposes)
5) LINKS/ REFERENCES


DIGITAL ARTS / ANIMATION

2D => drawing, painting, illustration, design, graphic design…

3D => analog (sculpture/installation) and digital (3D animation, 3D printing, 3D Modeling)

IMAGING => photography, image manipulation, special effects

TIME => video, audio

OTHER => performance, installation, happenings, land art, etc…


NEW MEDIA

AUDIO => Samples from MUS 108, 109 & 301, any other audio you consider relevant

TIME => any video, film, videoart, and animation samples

IMAGING => digital photography, illustration, compositing

CODING => any examples that you coded in any language

WRITING => writing interactive media, online audiences, creative writing, etc.

OTHER => any relevant content for your portfolio, performance, installation, etc.


FILM

NARRATIVE => all your fiction works

DOCUMENTARY => all your documentary projects

EXPERIMENTAL => all your experimental projects (include videoart here)

PRODUCING => all your producing work, give proper credit to all involved

IMAGING => still photography, compositing, illustration

ANIMATION => any animation projects you have created (2D&3D)

AUDIO => any audio, music, sound effects you have created

VFX => visual effects, advanced editing and post production

OTHER => any relevant content for your portfolio, performance, installation, etc.


COMMON TABS FOR ALL MAJORS

HOME => Welcoming page, you can upload a picture and post a PROFESSIONAL head shot, as well as an image of one of BEST works

Statement => professional statement (YOUR GENERAL statement as a creator, different from the Project statement)

BIO/ABOUT => 1 paragraph bio (with a different head shot)

CV=> RESUME MAXIMUM 1 PAGE

CONTACT

The Statement is your PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT (think of it as the Artist’s Statement, with the focus on getting a job, presenting your strengths, turning your weaknesses into strengths, and letting us know who inspires you in your work). You CANNOT write this before having your portfolio categorized, there is no way you can write something in the void, it MUST refer to the works you are presenting.

The BIO is a 1 paragraph short description of who you are

The CV is your RESUME: you can start working on this one now, and you can upload a PDF file, as well as a READABLE SCREEN SHOT of it in case the PDF doesn’t work. MAXIMUM ONE PAGE, more than 1 page is not a good idea…

Select for each one of the portfolio areas representative examples of your work ( min 3, max 5 in each category ) and if you have more in one category than another make sure you explain why.

For each project you are going to provide the following information:

(SOME EXAMPLES)

TITLE: My yellow aura
MEDIA: Digital Illustration
SOFTWARE: Adobe Illustrator
SPECIFICATIONS: 800X600px, RGB, 72DPI
CLASS: ART 207 Digital Illustration
PROFESSOR: Doug Sutherland
SEMESTER / TERM: SP 15
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: if you have it posted on another blog, create a link to the page where you published it originally.

TITLE: Video Wings
MEDIA: Video Mapping Installation
SOFTWARE: MadMapper
SPECIFICATIONS: 10ft x 6ft x 1ft
CLASS: ART 463 Installation and Multimedia Art
PROFESSOR: Santiago Echeverry
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 15
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: if you have it posted on another blog, create a link to the page where you published it originally.

TITLE: Funny Rabbit
MEDIA: Rotoscopy Animation
SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop
SPECIFICATIONS: 600x300px, 10fps,  0’45”, mute
CLASS: ART 238 Animation I
PROFESSOR: Dana Corrigan
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 16
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: if you have it posted on another blog, create a link to the page where you published it originally.

TITLE: My fluffy pillow
MEDIA: Video Art
SOFTWARE: Premiere
SPECIFICATIONS: 1920×1080, 1’00”
CLASS: ART 211 Art and Technology
PROFESSOR: Blanka Roundtree
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 16
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: FOR VIDEOS AND ANIMATIONS:: publish them on YouTube or Vimeo and use the link of the file here

TITLE: Self Portrait
MEDIA: Pencil drawing on paper
SOFTWARE: N/A
SPECIFICATIONS: 24″x48″, graphite
CLASS: ART 1014 Drawing I
PROFESSOR: Tracy Midulla
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 15
INSTITUTION: Baltimore City Community College
LINK: N/A

Write ONE descriptive paragraph per project explaining what it is, how was it made, and any meaningful information you think can make us understand better your creative process. After this you can give us a short general feedback on the class and what you learned, so we can benefit from your comments, besides your actual projects, to see how can we improve the courses we offer and will offer in the future.

NB: We are not looking for EXCELLENCE in oyour previous projects, BUT WE REALLY ARE LOOKING FOR SUPERIOR, OUTSTANDING, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY in your Senior Projects! 

I suggest you group the projects and list them chronologically, from the oldest project to the newest, so we can see your evolution, and provide some meaningful feedback.

If you have the progression of one specific project, upload up to three images that show us how that project grew in time, but have in mind that the three images will count as one project at the end. You could also create a collage of images that will allow us to see the evolution in one image.

If you think that it is important, you can do the same process for 3D animations / Animations / Videos / Audio Clips, by posting screen shots of the way you created them in each application. Remember MAXIMUM 3 (three) evolution process images, per project, ONLY if you consider it is going to enhance our perception of that project.

Please make sure you upload good quality images to your sites, but have in mind that we will examine your works on computer screens over the web, so please OPTIMIZE the files you are uploading: Make sure your JPG photos are no bigger than 1200px on any side at 72DPI (this is not printed media, and at the end your portfolio will be archived electronically).

All videos should be housed on YouTube or Vimeo, as well as correctly compressed for HTML5 as MP4, OGV and WEBM. Make sure you provide the full link to the project, and EMBED the videos on your site, as well as provide THREE (3) screen grabs of your project (select the 3 best frames of your videos, optimize them and post them). Additionally you MUST upload an MP4 file at 1080P to your sites, to guarantee we will have access to your time based media in case your external accounts get closed. You can post a screen grab video of interactive projects, as well as still frames, and portions of the code.

We are giving you sufficient time to upload your projects, we want to make sure they will be uploaded and ready to be presented

by MIDNIGHT, OF A SPECIFIED DATE

so that we can review your sites with sufficient time and meet collectively to provide correct feedback. The meeting with the faculty will be announced once all your sites and your projects are are ready to be presented, it will surely happen before or during exams week.

STATEMENTS

Please review every single one of your posts on your site, in each category, including your Senior Project. Try to use a critical eye when looking at your works and in 4 paragraphs you will tell us the following:

Header: your name, major, current semester and expected graduating semester, the URL of your sites (this does not count as a paragraph)

• What are your weaknesses (areas where you feel you need more training and what has prevented you from getting that training)
• What are your strengths (be authentic about your own work)
• What aspects of your education brought you to the level where you are right now (which classes and professors gave you the best formation or the best tools to realize where you are right now)
• Where do you see yourselves after you graduate and what do you expect to get out of your majors to be where you want to be in the future.

Please notice that this statement MUST be different from your Junior Review statements, showing us that there are differences between what you have learned as a Junior and as a Graduating Senior.

Stick to ONE PARAGRAPH MAXIMUM per subject, please! And do not copy/paste the questions: Integrate the questions into your answers, make it sound like paragraphs that are actually connected.

Shortly after you publish your statements, we will determine meeting times for our personal feedback, these could happen as a Google Hangouts or Skype video conferences if necessary.

IMPORTANT

Whether this is class is graded or with a PASS or FAIL status, it does not mean that plagiarism will not be sanctioned: we expect you to present your OWN personal work, without a hint of plagiarism. This is your chance to shine as individuals, prove it and DO NOT PLAGIARIZE.

The Integrity Policies are a general guideline for all classes.

Regarding attendance: we will agree on meeting times, and after those meeting times have been agreed upon, you WILL BE EXPECTED to show up or these will count as absences! Our time is equally as precious as yours!

We reserve the right to modify this syllabus for any reason at any time.