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Bridget Z. Sullivan
Professor, Program Director

Interactive Media Design
Department of Art+Design, Art History, Art Education

Center for the Arts 4023
Towson University
8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252
t. 410/704.2802
f. 410/704.2810

im & skype: bzsnbmore
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www.BridgetZSullivan.com


Interactive Media Design
Towson University




Bridget Z. Sullivan
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IAMD-PBC course information

ART610, ART620, ART641 and ART365/765 recognized by Quality Matters
All four of Professor Sullivan's IAMD online courses have been recognized as meeting Quality Matters™ review standards. The Quality Matters™ program is a faculty-centered peer course review quality assurance process for online learning. Review criteria are linked to external standards; criteria and process are supported through instructional design principles; and the process is vetted by faculty experts. Quality Matters is sponsored by MarylandOnline and was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. To learn more about the IAMD-PBC program view the program website at www.towson.edu/iamd

courses fall 2014: August 27 - December 17, 2014

Note to all incoming fall students: you may access the Blackboard course on 8/27/14. Please follow the links below for a printable versions the appropriate syllabus.

ART610 Elements of WWW Design

ART765 Graduate Design for the WWW

courses spring 2015: January 26 - May 19, 2015

Note to all incoming spring students: you may access the Blackboard course on 1/26/15. Please follow the links below for a printable versions the appropriate syllabus. NOTE: these syllabi will be available 1/19/15.

ART620 Graduate Typography

  • syllabus ART620

ART641 Interactive Media Concept&Theory

  • syllabus ART641

meeting with professor Sullivan

class format/office hours
During the fall and spring smesters the online courses are fifteen weeks in duration. There are no face-2-face meetings in the classes however 1 afternoon a week (Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 pm) starting at 1:30 pm the professor will meet with students in using the webinar interface WebEx. All students are encouraged to attend at least two WebEx meetings during the semester, and check in with the professor. Instructions on the use of WebEx are in the corresponding Blackboard course sites. You can also stop by my office during this time - Center for the Arts building room 4023. If this time is not convenient please e-mail for an appointment.

TIME COMMITMENT
To earn an "A" in these courses it is recommend that you set aside 8-12 hours a week to complete all course reading, video tutorials and course activites. Professor and students do not have traditional face-2-face meetings for this course, however the time commitment is equivalent to to a traditional 15 week semester long course:

time comparision to a normal 15 week semester studio art course:

  • Studio course 4 contact hours per week x 15 weeks = 60 hours of classtime
  • Outside work to be completed by student to earn an A = 4-8 hours per week x 15 weeks = 60-120 hours
  • Number of hours per semester TOTAL= 120-180 hours or 8-12 hours per week (8 hours minimum)


about professor Sullivan

Bridget Z. Sullivan is an Professor of Interactive Media Design in the Department of Ar+Design, Art History, Art Education at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Her area of focus includes interactive media and web design. Prof. Sullivan is the program director and lead project developer in the creation of the fully online graduate certificate in Interactive Media Design at Towson University. Her research also includes the creation of digital artworks that she has published and exhibited nationally. Prof. Sullivan’s digital artworks have been awarded two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grants: in the Photography category for computer generated digital images and in the New Genre category for computer generated virtual reality environments.
Prof. Sullivan completed her M.F.A. in Studio Art at Towson University and her B.F.A. in Photography at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Bridget Z. Sullivan artist's statement

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My art making process attempts to escape the everyday chatter of my temporal mind and find a way back to my ancestral mind. Overall, the direction of my work is an exploration of the human relationship to the Earth ecosphere.

Increasingly, we as a culture have become separated from our natural environment. Our experience of nature has been reduced to watching film footage of the wilderness on TV, and looking at roadside views as we drive to our next indoor activity. We are entranced by the weather channel, and rely on quasi meteorologists to interpret radar and satellite images of the earth so that we will know if we should take an umbrella with us in the morning. Our relationship with our natural environment is changing, radically changing; skewing our understanding of our place in the natural Order of the Earth and jeopardizing the survival of our fellow Earth inhabitants and ourselves.

My digital art pieces describe issues of fertility, the struggle for continued survival of the Earth and its inhabitants, and the preciousness of resources such as Water for health and survival for all living things.

Fortunately for us Nature is the Great Healer often providing immediate cleansing and cure when the offensive or violent action stops. The cycles of life are given to us so we can know our relationship to creation and as a guide. 

It is my hope that we will not forget to notice the cycles of the earth and its inhabitants. Through involvement, personal awareness and sensitivity to the environments in which we live, we will empower ourselves to make more sustainable choices.


You can view more of my mixed media artwork at http://www.bridgetzsullivan.com