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Main · Arts and Sciences · Comm Media and the Arts Dept

4-Dimensional Design

  • Spring 2014
  • Section All
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/13/2014 to 05/12/2014
  • Modified 12/18/2013


An introduction to interfacing a variety of imaging, audio, and communication applications with physical space and integrating them into projects where stories, images, time management, and time-based actions are explored. This course prepares students in advanced image creation for all ARTS curricula. (F, Sp)


Prerequisite:  Minimum 2.5 in ARTS 102 and (minimum 2.5 in  ARTS 103 or concurrently)

Contact Hours







Total Hrs


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and employ the elements and principles of design in the creation or discussion of four-dimensional artwork.
  2. Demonstrate creative thinking, perception, and problem solving through the creation of four-dimensional  artwork.
  3. Discuss four-dimensional approaches to historical and contemporary art and design work.
  4. Demonstrate conceptual and technical proficiency using a range of four- dimensional strategies and media in creating artwork.
  5. Employ the principles of color theory and application to four-dimensional artwork.
  6. Produce time-based media and online interactive projects.
  7. Develop digital production skills.
  8. Use multiple presentation strategies to display artwork.
  9. Utilize professional file management strategies.
  10. Manipulate attributes of space and time in four-dimensional artwork.
  11. Communicate ideas visually through preliminary sketches and/or maquettes.




Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Class Attendance 10-15%
Class Participation 0-10%
Portfolios 0-15%
Projects 60-90%
Other - Sketchbook 0-10%


College Standard




College Grading Standards

Recommended Guidelines for Student Grades

4.0  --- Excellent

4.0     ---     91 – 100%

3.5  --- ---------

3.5     ---     86 – 90%

3.0  --- Good

3.0     ---     81 – 85%

2.5  --- ---------

2.5     ---     76 – 80%

2.0  --- Satisfactory

2.0     ---     71 – 75%

1.5  --- ---------

1.5     ---     66 – 70%

1.0  --- Poor

1.0     ---     60 – 65%

0.0  --- --------

0.0     ---       0 – 59%

Course Policies

Class Attendance/Participation

Late Tests and Assignments


Extra Credit

Extra credit may be available in this course.  This information is provided by the section instructor.

Institutional Policies

Transfer Potential

For transferability information, please consult the Transfer Equivalency Information located at the LCC website at For additional transferability information contact the LCC Academic Advising Center, (517) 483-1904.

The MACRAO Transfer Agreement simplifies the transfer of students from one Michigan institution to another. The most current MACRAO Transfer Agreement information can be found at

Disability Statement

Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Support Services, Gannon Building, Room 204 ( or by calling (517) 483-1924 [TTY (517) 483-1207] as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines

LCC supports a positive educational environment that will benefit student success. In order to ensure this vision, the College has established the LCC Student Code of Conduct and the Student General Rules and Guidelines to ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the College community, as well as to support the efficient operation of College programs. In addition, the College has established guidelines for the redress of grievances by individuals accused in such proceedings. A copy of the most current Code can be found on the College’s website at                 

It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with, and abide by, the Student Code of Conduct, as well as the General Rules and Guidelines. Furthermore, the instructor may establish reasonable guidelines within the classroom environment. Violations of the Student Code may be reported to the Office of Student Compliance.

Enrollment Verification

Class attendance and participation are essential to student success. Class rosters will be updated by the end of the second week of the semester (50% refund period) to accurately reflect student enrollment in this course. Students who have not attended by the end of week two will be administratively dropped and responsible for any required tuition and fee charges. This policy only applies to 16-week (full semester), first 12-week, and first 8-week sections.

Additional Items

Additional Outcomes (Optional)

Course Related Information

Through the use of traditional and time---based media, students are introduced to basic concepts of art and design in space and time. Assignments  direct students in creating works  that utilize attributes of time and movement, elements  of moving image, serial, sequential,  and narrative ordering,  still and moving image editing,  sound and image relations, and objective analysis. In focusing on the relations between students' spacing and timing skills, this course extends and supplements  the other  Foundation courses, and prepares students for further work with computers, video, photo, sound and animation.