All Things Media: Design (Archived: 2015 Spring)
JOUR108 | | Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
Professor: Katherine Hepworth, PhD | Office: RSJ 205 | Office hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-2pm (book here)
- Introduction Quiz
This quiz tests your knowledge of the first week of class.
- You Do You Challenge
Create a visual representation of your skills, and your interests to introduce yourself to your classmates.
- Pixels Quiz
Test your understanding of skills & concepts related to pixels.
- Type as Image Challenge
Express the meaning of one word using only vector based type.
- Vectors & Type Quiz
Test your understanding of skills & concepts related to vectors and type.
- Repurposing Challenge
Design a modern poster using one letter, one color, one archival image, and at least one clipping path. This will help you create a contemporary, engaging composition with only a few resources.
- Photos & Clipping Paths Quiz
Test your understanding of skills & concepts related to photos and clipping paths.
- Post It Challenge
Convert one of the two previous assignments into a postcard using only one extra typeface and one color. You will need to submit a printed version at the Dean's office by 5pm on Friday, as well as a digital version to Webcampus by midnight Thursday.
- Color & Print Quiz
Test your understanding of skills & concepts related to color and printing.
- Code Challenge
Create an online media profile from scratch using HTML & CSS.
- HTML & CSS Quiz
Test your knowledge of the skills and principles of HTML and CSS.
- Mood Challenge
Create a grid of eight images that visualizes a specific mood, using a combination of found stock photography and photos you take yourself.
- Grids & Photos Quiz
Test your understanding of skills & concepts related to grids and photos.
- Day in the Life Challenge
Create a poster profiling of an on-campus audience using photographs, layout and text.
- TopHat Participation
You are required to actively participate in every Tuesday lecture, and every Thursday movie screening, by using TopHat. Up to 50XP can be gained for each lecture (there are 14 Tuesday lectures and 13 Thursday movies - the first lecture participation won't be graded). The participation grade will be calculated at the end of semester.
- Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the course content, including all lectures, all readings, and the last four movies. This exam is open book, open internet, but you must not communicate with anyone else during the exam session.