Fall 2020

Web Studio



VC 272B Web Studio
Chemeketa Community College

Taught remotely Wednesdays 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM (CRN #38896)

Fall 2020 • Two credits

Course Website: hoelter.chemeketa.vc/vc272b/

Instructor: Peter Hoelter

Contact Information

Phone/Voicemail: 503.399.6475
Office Location: Building 4/221C (not on campus fall term)
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 AM–12:30 PM; Tuesdays 11:30 AM–12:30 PM. By appointment only.

Course Description

Provides the opportunity to work with an instructor on the design and production of live websites. Any combination of the courses may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.


Second year standing in the Visual Communications program; or consent of instructor.

Course Content

Class will consist of at least two lecture hours per week. This can include project progress updates, critiques of all ongoing work, client meetings, and project collaboration time. All students are expected to be in class each week, although their work may occur over a shorter period of time. Lab hours are scheduled individually. Each credit of class requires thirty lab hours per term. Additional time may be required to complete your projects.

Performance Based Learner Outcomes

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

  1. Work with clients to design and produce graphics projects.
  2. Participate as a team member in the design and production process.
  3. Develop production schedules and participate in client meetings.

Student Evaluation

Your grade is determined by a contract between yourself and the instructor. Due to the nature of working on live jobs, schedules may change, jobs may be cancelled and some projects may overlap terms. We will work with you on alternative projects if a planned project fails to materialize. Satisfactory but minimum completion of the contract will result in a C grade. To earn an A or B, you must both have fulfilled the required time and have excelled in your work.

Required Texts

None. Specific trade reference books and research materials as requested.

Required Materials

  • Internet access to connect with your Chemeketa Google account to use Drive, Docs, and other Google services.
  • Notebook and pen

Notes on Studio Classes

Web Studio requires a level of competence that is achieved through hard work and success in earlier classes. Some assignments will be given to those who have been successful in the past. You may be assigned work on “practice jobs” until you are ready to work with clients. This will vary depending on the complexity of the project, client, schedule and individual student.

All Web Studio work is by permission only and is to be regarded as a serious commitment to working with real clients in a live job atmosphere, even if the schedule demands more time than you were planning to commit. You are expected to work independently and to seek help often. You will have work to show at the weekly critique as well as in-between sessions as demanded by each project. I am here to help you, but much of the responsibility will be yours.

Meeting each deadline is required to pass this course. Live job production will include working in teams on the design and production of live jobs; schedules, production meetings, and time sheets. Working with clients will include meetings to plan projects, approvals and proofing, revisions and alterations and client satisfaction. Group discussions will include comparing experiences with other students, working with other students on a team for enhanced results and critiques of final work.

Live jobs must be stored on the VC servers as directed (either XServe or a online server) and are backed up regularly. While working on a project, a portable storage device, Internet access, and access to the VC XServe is required for storage of digital files. Digital files may be retained and used as student examples for class demonstrations or on the VC website.

Grading :: Points

100 points are available in this class.

Course Component Points %
Individual contribution to class projects
(4 points per class period; 6 points for major deliverable days)
50 points 50%
In-class participation and professional conduct
(4 points per class period)
40 points 40%
Finals Week Assessment 10 points 10%

Grading :: Scale

Grade Level Point Range Standard Grade Points
A 90-100% 90 – 100 Excellent 4.0
B 80-89% 80 – 89 Very Capable 3.0
C 70-79% 70 – 79 Competent 2.0
D 60-69% 60 – 69 Limited Success 1.0
F 0-59% 59 and lower Failure 0.0
I Incomplete – granted only under extenuating circumstances and
must be discussed before the last week of class.

Late Work

All assigned exercises and projects are due either at the beginning of class (in the case of homework exercises and projects) or at the end of class (in the case of lab exercises) as specified by the course calendar. Late course work will be accepted only for partial credit. Exercise and project grades will be reduced by 20% (two letter grades) for each class period the assignment is late. Points for missed lab exercises can only be made up outside of class and only for partial credit. Course work more than two class periods late is accepted, but will only be marked as “Completed” and will not have a point value. You will not be able to make up missed quizzes or exams.

An extension due to extenuating circumstances such as health or other personal problems can be obtained by receiving permission from the instructor, either prior to or after the fact, by submitting appropriate written documentation to the college or by contacting the instructor directly. Please refer to the Chemeketa Community College guidelines for further information.

Attendance and Participation

Class attendance is an important part of the course experience. Much of the course content is only available by attending class. You are responsible for obtaining any notes that you missed during an absence, either from a classmate or from the class website. Participation in class discussions, labs, and student professionalism are all factored into your classroom grade.

If you must miss a class, please notify me, either by e-mail or in person, prior to class so arrangements can be made.

Class sessions recordings

Class sessions may recorded and made available on our course site on eLearn. This will be both an audio and a visual recording. This means: if you participate with your video on or use a profile picture, you are agreeing to have your video and/or image recorded. if you participate by speaking, you are agreeing to have your voice recorded. if you participate by making comments in the chat feature, you are agreeing to have your name and comments recorded. If you do not want your profile or video image recorded, turn off your video and remove your profile image. If you do not want your voice recorded, mute your microphone. If you do not want your name and comment(s) recorded, do not use the chat feature. If you are unable to communicate with me during the class meeting due to your wish not to be recorded, please contact me to make other arrangements.

Lab Policies

Cell phones must be turned to silent mode during class. If a call must be answered, take the call outside of the classroom and student work spaces. Lab workstations should only be used for class work—Web browsing, e-mail, game play, online video-watching, instant messaging and other non-class related computer activities should be reserved for other computers on campus. Expect the lab computers to be turned off during certain lectures throughout the quarter. No food or drink are allowed in the computer labs. Refer to the Visual Communications Policies & Procedures document for a complete list of lab guidelines.

Academic Honesty

Learning is built on the fundamental qualities of honesty, fairness, respect and trust. At Chemeketa Community College, academic integrity is a shared endeavor characterized by academic honesty, personal responsibility and high academic standards. Any violation of academic integrity devalues the individual and the community as a whole. One important aspect of academic integrity is academic honesty. Violations of academic honesty include: Plagiarism, Collusion/Inappropriate Assistance, Cheating, Fabrication/Falsification/Alteration, Unauthorized Multiple Submission, Sabotage, and Tampering. A student who violates academic honesty will be subject to disciplinary action according to Students Rights and Responsibilities.

Visit the Academic Honesty webpage for additional information on college policies, and violation penalties.


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Student Accessibility Services

Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty, and Student Accessibility Services. If you have already been approved for accommodations and requested them for this term, both you and I receive a Letter of Accommodation by e-mail. It is important that we discuss the accommodations as early in the term as possible. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but who have not yet obtained approval through Student Accessibility Services should phone 503.399.5192, visit the office in Building 2/174, or visit the Student Accessibility Services website.

Affirmative Action

It is the policy of Chemeketa Community College and its Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, pregnancy and related conditions, family relationship, veteran’s status, disabilities and tobacco usage in any educational programs, activities or employment.
Persons having questions about equal opportunity/affirmative action should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon 97309-7070, or call 503.399.4784. To request this publication in an alternative format, please call 503.399.5192.

Advising and Counseling

Academic advising is available for any Chemeketa student and is required for all first year, degree or certificate seeking students. Meeting with an advisor can help clarify your academic and life goals, choose classes that prepared you for a career, and/or identify transfer options. Instructors are also available to discuss class, degree, and career options. Appointments may be made online through ChemekNET in MyChemeketa.

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