Electronic Imaging Course Description & Class Policies / by Jacqueline Schlossman

Instructor: Jacqueline Schlossman                 Email: info@jacquelineschlossman.com

 Office Hour: Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Room C-105                                                            

Text: (available as an Electronic Resource through the library)

-  Lisa DaNae Dayley, Photoshop CS6 Bible.

Required Supplies:

-  External HD (at least 32 GB) or sturdy USB Thumb Drive

If you purchase a new drive for this class, please make sure it will operate on a MAC platform and that you do not format it first on a PC.

-Notebook/Sketchbook and Pen

-Binder or Folder for class handouts

-Inkjet Printing Paper (at the end of the semester)


presents methods of manipulating the digitized photographic image. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop:

Manipulation of scanned artwork and photographs using retouching, color correction, masking, painting and collaging techniques to make images photo-ready for traditional darkroom printing or new electronic media applications. (Catalog Description)

As inhabitants of an image media saturated society, we are constantly viewing, producing, manipulating and distributing imagery at a phenomenal pace. As artists and designers, how do we think intelligently about the technology available to us and use it in an interesting and technically competent way? How do we interpret the ubiquitous images around us? In this class we will explore modern and contemporary art movements that engage with these issues to inspire our projects. Through lectures, demonstrations, discussions and critiques, we’ll learn to develop our own concepts and image manipulation strategies to make meaningful artwork in Photoshop.

Guidelines for Grading, Assignments and Critiques


Attendance and punctuality are mandatory. Class begins promptly. Consider the critique an oral examination, as you will be graded on attendance, preparation and participation. Attendance in all classes is non-negotiable as this

is a studio course and I evaluate you when I watch you work. Missing more than three classes (without official excuses) may result in possible failure. Late

arrival to three classes will be recorded as an absence. Please come to class prepared and ready to work. If you are absent, please consult with one of your colleagues to catch up on any missed information. You are still responsible for turning in your assignments on time. I will accept projects one week late, but the project will be marked down one full letter grade.


The official means of communication for this class is by email. Please check your QCC email account daily and make me aware of any changes to your email address. Please email me here: info@jacquelineschlossman.com

Written Responses

All assigned responses should be typed, with your name and the date on the top. Please try to write as clearly and concisely as possible and do not leave the response until the last minute. Do not forget to spell check and cite sources if you are using text from a book, catalogue, magazine or website.


Critiques are a major component of the class. A critique is a public discussion of a student’s work. This is an opportunity to develop a manner of verbally evaluating your work and the work of your colleagues and provide respectful feedback.



The final grade is based upon the completion and presentation of the official assignments. You will also be graded on your written responses and participation in class. I expect you to work very diligently outside of this course to complete the assignments intelligently and creatively. I will ask you to do some research outside of class and present some of your findings during appropriate class times. Please take this seriously, as it is also part of your “homework”. It is your responsibility to schedule your time in an intelligent manner. This means that you need to come to class with the relevant parts of your projects completed for lab time. Please “back-up” your work and come prepared for lab time and critiques. Coming to class unprepared will impact your grade. No cell phones or inappropriate usage of computers in class!



Official Assignments: 50%

Final Project: 20%

Quizzes/In Class Exercises: 10%

Written Responses and Research for Class: 10%

Class Participation, Attendance and Behavior: 10%



Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Any student who thinks that he/she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss his/her specific needs. If you have not done so already, please contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) in Science Building, room 132 (718 631 6257) to be approved for an accommodation card.


Academic Integrity Academic honesty is taken extremely seriously and is expected of all students. All assignments must be the original work of the student (and partners or group, if applicable). All questions or concerns regarding ethical conduct should be brought to the course instructor. “It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of academic integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases, though reported to the OSA, may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grades as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course.” (Taken from the QCC Academic Integrity Policy, 2/14/2005.)