Design Fundamental I & II, Senior Seminar, Advanced Studio, Independent Study, Fine Arts Seminar

Art 2600/Art 1600/Art 3140/Art 4500/Art 4400/Art 4750/Greg Clayton

Other Class Policies


Students with Disabilities

It is the policy for Harding University to accommodate students with
disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law. Therefore, any student with a documented disability
condition (e.g. physical, learning, or psychological) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations
must contact the instructor and the Disabilities Office at the beginning of each semester. (If the
diagnosis of the disability occurs during the academic year, the student must self--‐identify with the
Disabilities Office as soon as possible in order to get academic accommodations in place for the
remainder of the semester.)
The Disabilities Office is located in Room 219 in the Student Center,
telephone: (501) 279-4019.

Color Blindness:
Partial or complete color blindness is not usually recognized as an academic disability. However, in art, design and, in particular, color theory courses, color blindness can impact performance. Thus, if you know, suspect or discover that you have some form of color blindness, please tell the professor so that reasonable adjustments can be made to your subsequent coursework and class expectations.
Most forms of color blindness are partial, involving only diminished color discernment, rather than complete color blindness. It is entirely possible to succeed as an artist or designer with limited color discrimination.
Note that a test designed to discern color discrimination will occur early in Art 260.

Time Management Expectations

For every course credit hour, the typical student should expect to spend at least three clock hours per week of concentrated attention on course-related work, including but not limited to time attending class, as well as out-of-class time spent reading, reviewing, organizing notes, preparing for coming exams/quizzes, problem solving, developing and completing projects and other activities that enhance learning.

Thus, for a three hour course, a typical student should expect to spend at least 9 hours per week dedicated to the course.

Canvas Quizzes

Quizzes are scheduled for most class days in Art 160 and in Art 260. Read the details before taking the quiz. For many quizzes, you will be allowed multiple attempts to get the best grade possible, though quiz questions may vary for each attempt. Note the day and time that each quiz closes — the close time will be fairly consistent throughout the semester, but there may be exceptions to the pattern. You are responsible to keep track of quiz open and close dates and times. Most quizzes are open for several days.

At the end of the semester, your two lowest scored quizzes will be dropped — effectively giving you two free quzzes

At the end of the semester you will be offered several optional MakeUp Quizzes which can replace up to three of your quizzes during the semester. Thus, up to five of your semester quizzes may be replaced by the dropped low quizzes and the MakeUp Quizzes combined.

Reporting on Quiz Errors:
Occasionally quiz questions are wrong in some way. If you are presented with a quiz question that appears to have problems,
a) make a screen copy of that question
write down the wording of the question (so that I can find the specific question).
b) email me ( with the name of the particular quiz you are taking, the problem you encountered, and a description of the particular question (i.e. the screen copy or text from the question itself).
— If you lost a quiz point due to that question, I will give you credit for that question.
— If you are the first person to report and identify the problem with the quiz question, I will add another point to your quiz score for helping me clean up my test bank.


Academic Integrity

Honesty and integrity are characteristics that should describe each one of us as professionals and as servants of Jesus Christ.  As your instructor, I pledge that I will strive for honesty and integrity in how I handle the content of this course and in how I interact with each of you.  I ask that you join me in pledging to do the same. Academic, creative and personal integrity are expected throughout this course. 

Course Policy on Original Authorship

Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism & Collusion are cheating -- each involves claiming that you are the author of work submitted for grade, while in fact some portion of your work was not originated by you for the assigned project.  Penalties may include, but are not limited to, required submission of a new design, a grade penalty or a zero on the assignment, failure in the course or dismissal from the class with a failing grade.

Academic dishonesty will be reported to the Associate Provost. All instances of dishonesty will be handled according to the procedures delineated in the Harding University catalog.

Best Practices on Sources and Influences

In the fields of visual art and design, plagiarism includes copying images, forms and designs created by others without acknowledging the source. On the other hand, artists develop imagery by building on the work and ideas of others. Current copyright law continues to evolve, but insists that original creative work must involve, at least, substantial change, revision or ediiting; the essence of a work must be original. Our practice, and expectation, is that any existing artworks and designs that are used in our coursework, will be acknowledged — the original artist, designer or photographer will be clearly and explicitly referenced whenever their work is used in our own designs. We will create works relying primarily on our own designs and imagery. We will present and claim designs as our own, only when our original concept and our creative selection and arrangement of form justifies the claim. Note that any work that has been presented for assignments in other classes is not valid for credit in this course or other courses; work may be turned in for one and only one assignment unless expressed approval has been granted by each instructor involved. . Whenever you present work for a course assignment, you are asserting that the work is your own, individually-conceived and new, unless explicitly labeled and approved otherwise.

“To ensure that you maintain academic integrity and avoid visual plagiarism, it is important that you follow good practice in citing your sources and influences. In (art and design projects), this means that you need to acknowledge any sources in your “supporting work”. This would include any artists, designers, illustrators, photographers, theorists etc that you have used to develop your ideas, influence your methodologies, or referenced in the making of your work.”
from Dr Hedley Roberts at

Thus, get in the habit of keeping notes in your sketchbooks that include where you got ideas -- include notes on what you were looking at and what you were thinking about.   Cite the website, the book or magazine or artwork and artist that influenced your ideas.  Keep records even of influences that don’t appear to have been used in your final artwork or design.  These records aid in helping you develop further ideas and recover sources later, on other projects.

Note that students who share assignments or testing details with students taking a course in either a current or a subsequent semester may be subject to having an academic integrity sanction added to their college record. Students may violate Harding's academic integrity policies by claiming work not their own as their own, or by aiding another student in doing so even in a subsequent semester.


Harding University, since its charter in 1924, has been strongly committed to providing the best resources and environment for the teaching--‐learning process. The board, administration, faculty, and staff are wholeheartedly committed to full compliance with all criteria of the Higher Learning Commission. The university values continuous, rigorous assessment at every level for its potential to improve student learning and achievement and for its centrality in fulfilling the stated mission of Harding. Thus, a comprehensive assessment program has been developed that includes both the Academic units and the Administrative and Educational Support (AES) units. Specifically, all academic units will be assessed in reference to the following Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose: The University provides programs that enable students to acquire essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions in their academic disciplines for successful careers, advanced studies, and servant leadership.

Course Evaluations and/or Exit Survey

In an effort to continually improve our courses we ask that student take a brief survey during the last two weeks of the semester. This will be offered online and consists of a variety of questions related to the content of the course. The instructor will notify you when the survey is available. Participation in the survey is an important part of the ongoing development and success of the program.


Course Policy Revisions

The professor reserves the right to change any of the components of this syllabus to better meet the needs of a specific class or in the event of extenuating circumstances. 

If such changes occur, you will be clearly and explicitly informed.


Greg Clayton
Design Foundations I
Design Foundations II

Senior Seminar

Photography Course
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