The rules of engagement

Welcome to the lab.

Digital media is a course that is designed to engage students through learning about, researching and discussing digitally created or manipulated visual art, learning the language to discuss visual art and asthetics, and critically thinking about the effect art and technology has on society.


  1. Treat your classmates and your instructor with respect.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and the ability to learn in an environment that is free from excessive noise, needless distraction, and judgement.
  2. Treat the equipment as if it were your own.  Each piece of equipment is only as good as those who handle it – we have more than 100 students who use this lab everyday.  Be gentle or you will lose the ability to borrow any.
  3. Do not eat or drink in the lab.  Too many machines and/or pieces of equipment have been damaged in the past, and the garbage left behind shows the lack of care… as of NOW, it’s just not allowed.
  4. Be mindful of your time.  Just because you have access to the internet, does not mean that you can or should abuse that priveledge.  Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube are amazing tools and incredible time-suckers.  In this professional learning environment, it is expected that you monitor your own usage of social media.
  5. Get passionate.  I can’t do it for you – the more effort you make to engage with the material, participate in discussions, ask questions, and experiment with your creativity, the more successful you will be in my class.  I guarantee it.