Welcome to the home page for the computer graphics classes taught by Sandro Corsi. While this and subsequent pages are primarily designed to serve the needs of students attending Fullerton College, the instructional materials may be useful to anyone interested in making visual art with a computer.
All face-to-face ACG classes meet in the Art Computer Graphics Lab (rms. 1024 and 1024a, 2nd floor) for hands-on lab sessions, and in the ACG Lecture Room (rm. 1015, 1st floor) for lectures.
Both rooms are in the 1000 Art Building.
For online and non-ACG classes, please see directions in the respective syllabus pages.
These are needed by the second class meeting at the latest:
- Your photographic student ID
- Every time you walk into the lab for either lecture or lab, you must clock in by scanning the bar code on the back of your ID at the lab aide's desk. When you are done for the day, scan the bar code again on your way out.
- These hours are automatically recorded by the Instructional Computing office.
- Storage media for your work
- USB flash memory units ("thumb" or "keyring" drives) are fine for day-to-day use in most classes. For projects involving very large files (video, animation) you may need an external hard drive (Firewire or USB2).
- CD or DVD burners are available on most lab computers. Ask a lab aide for assistance in locating and using them. These are suitable for archiving your work to make room on your drives.
- Depending on what type of computer equipment you have at home, you may resort to other solutions:
- Zip drives are available for check-out in the lab. These use 100 MB and 250 MB Zip disks.
- Very few 3.5" diskette drives are also available for check-out. These drives work with 3.5" Double-Sided High-Density diskettes.
- Make sure to always have duplicate copies of all your files. Backing up your work is an essential part of "safe computing". Defective disks are not a good excuse for not turning in your assignments.
- Some class materials may be available on the file server, which is only accessible from inside the ACG lab.
- Directions to access the file server will be provided during the lectures, if applicable.
- All additional information will be available on the web, regardless of your location.
- On any station in the ACG lab: find and launch a web browser.
- The lab home page will appear automatically. Click on the link with the instructor's name to find the info for your class.
- If connecting through the Internet from home, the ACG home page URL is <http://digitalart.fullcoll.edu>.
- These are 3-units classes. The grade is based on class participation and satisfactory completion of the work assigned.
- If your work is a correct repetition of the instructor's demonstration, you will receive the middle grade of 'C'. If the work shows creativity, imagination, and interpretation beyond the instructor's demonstration, you may be assigned an 'A' or 'B' grade.
- You are encouraged to submit for extra credit any additional work you create using the programs covered in the class.
- The grade resulting from extra-credit work is averaged with the grade resulting from the assignments--but only if it raises your final grade for the semester.
- Attendance is mandatory.
- A sign-up sheet will be provided by the instructor every time the class meets. Make sure to sign in, since attendance records are entirely based on this sign-up sheet.
To get in touch with the instructor, Sandro Corsi:
- Office: rm. 1254-06
- Art Computer Graphics Lab: (714) 992-7000, then dial ext. 24299
- Art Department Office: (714) 992-7116