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Scene Painting

Course Details

Course Number
3513
Section Number
3513
Semester
Spring 2018
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
scene shop
Days & Times

TR 1:00 - 1:50pm

Professor
Eric Koger (view Profile)

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you should be able to show growth in:

1.     Safe and proper handling of painting materials and supplies

2.     An understanding of color theory

3.     A firm understanding of the scenic charge and scenic artists roles

4.     A basic knowledge of faux painting techniques

Course Expectations

                  To succeed in this course you will need to ensure the following requirements are met, daily.

1.     Daily participation in all activities. Foundational information is given and explained in class and then built upon over the semester. Absences will cause many issues as you move forward in this course.

2.     Completion of the assigned projects on the due date. Incomplete assignments will be graded as such and could be grounds for major point loss. Late assignments will not be accepted.

3.     Keep track of your grades using the last page of this syllabus. If I return an assignment on a day you are absent, it is your responsibility to seek out the missing items and grade.

4.     Providing a gallon of paint for class use is a requirement to use ANY paint materials from the shop. If you fail to bring a gallon of paint, you will need to provide all of your own paint for all projects.

5.     Several projects will require you to provide muslin to paint upon. If you do not have muslin, you cannot accomplish the project.

6.     Owning a set of scenic brushes as specified above is required. In addition, taking care of them on a daily basis is mandatory. Point deductions will be made, if you lack brushes or brush misuse is assessed.

7.     Ensuring proper cleaning of paint materials, the shop, the paint room, the sinks, MSU owned brushes, etc. is essential. Point deductions will be made, if negligent cleaning is assessed.

8.     Check D2L for correspondences and class materials. If I need to cancel class, D2L will be used to inform you of the situation.

Grading Standards

Makeup policy: Late assignments will NOT be accepted. All assignments will be formally collected during the class period in which they are due. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up. Presentations must also be presented the day they are DUE and cannot be made up.

Withdrawals: It is the responsibility of the student to properly withdraw.

Point value/grade distribution: 100-90%=A, 89-80%=B, 79-70%=C, 69-60%=D, 59-0%=F

See Point Breakdown on page 2 of this syllabus.

Final Exam 05/10/2018 1-3pm
Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Makeup policy: Late assignments will NOT be accepted. All assignments will be formally collected during the class period in which they are due. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up. Presentations must also be presented the day they are DUE and cannot be made up.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

It is strongly encouraged that you attend all class periods. You are responsible for any information that you miss due to absenteeism.

Unavoidable absence – Jury duty, death in the family, etc. You must send notification by email to the instructor explaining the situation prior to missing the class. Be sure to include your name, class period (day/time) and your situation.

Late assignments will not be accepted. Projects missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up. Presentations must also be presented the day they are DUE.

Other Policies

Lab Hours

You are required to assist in painting the scenery for Urinetown. Only 15 hours are required, 3 hours /week for the next 5-6 weeks. However, there may be opportunity to bank extra-credit hours to offset performing poorly on a project. If you opt to not finish a project or turn in an obviously underworked product, extra credit hours do not count at all.

 

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones must be silenced when the class time begins. In addition cell phones need to be put away out of sight and not looked at until the class is over.

 

Conduct Statement

Classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor’s removing the disruptive student(s) from the class.

 

Academic Dishonesty Statement

Plagiarism is (1) the use of source material of other persons (either published or unpublished, including the Internet) without following the accepted techniques of giving credit or (2) the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given. If a student in the class is caught plagiarizing, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The Student Creed developed and adopted by the MSU Student Government reinforces the discouragement of plagiarism and other unethical behaviors. The first statement of the Creed reads, “As an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.” Plagiarism is lying, cheating, and stealing.

 

Student Privacy Statement

Federal law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the instructor will not discuss a student’s academic progress or other matters with his/her parents.

 

Disability Support Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the

Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.