Faculty Profile

Karen Dorff

Karen Dorff

Title
Principal Lecturer
Department
Design
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

BFA, UNT, 1985.
Major: Painting & Drawing

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ADES 2515.503, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ADES 1510.503, Typography I, Fall 2020 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ADES 3545.503, Communication Design Studio, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Spring 2020
ADES 2510.501, Typography II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ADES 2515.503, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Fall 2019
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2019
ADES 3545.503, Communication Design Studio, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Spring 2019 Syllabus
ADES 2510.501, Typography II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2515.503, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2018
ADES 3545.503, Communication Design Studio, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Spring 2018 Syllabus
ADES 2510.501, Typography II, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2515.503, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2017
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2017
ADES 3545.503, Communication Design Studio, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Spring 2017 Syllabus
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Spring 2017
ADES 2510.501, Typography II, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2515.502, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1510.501, Typography I, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3545.503, Communication Design Studio, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Spring 2016
ART 4900.762, Special Problems, Spring 2016
ADES 2510.502, Typography II, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2515.501, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2520.502, Graphic Design, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ADES 3520.501, Packaging and Brand Design, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Spring 2015
ADES 2510.501, Typography II, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ADES 2515.501, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ADES 1540.502, Foundations for Communication Design, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ADES 2520.503, Graphic Design, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ADES 3520.501, Packaging and Brand Design, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ADES 2515.501, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ADES 2515.503, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ADES 3500.502, Publication Design, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ADES 4540.501, Communication Design Studio, Summer 3W1 2013
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ADES 2520.503, Graphic Design, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ADES 3520.501, Packaging and Brand Design, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ADES 4700.762, Professional Internship, Spring 2013
ADES 2515.502, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ADES 3500.501, Publication Design, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ADES 2510.504, Typography, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ADES 4540.501, Communication Design Studio, Summer 3W1 2012
ADES 2500.501, Design Thinking, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ADES 2520.502, Graphic Design I, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ADES 2520.503, Graphic Design I, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ADES 3520.501, Graphic Design II, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ADES 3500.502, Linear Design, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ADES 1510.503, Typography I, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ADES 4540.501, Communication Design Studio, Summer 3W1 2011
ADES 2500.501, Design Thinking, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ADES 2500.502, Design Thinking, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ADES 2520.503, Graphic Design I, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ADES 3520.501, Graphic Design II, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ADES 2500.503, Design Thinking, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ADES 2500.504, Design Thinking, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ADES 3500.501, Linear Design, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ADES 4540.506, Communication Design Studio, Summer 5W2 2010
ART 4082.501, Communication Design: Publication Design, Spring 2010
ART 4082.503, Communication Design: Publication Design, Spring 2010
ADES 1510.503, Typography I, Spring 2010
ART 3082.504, Communication Design: Three dimensional Graphic Design, Fall 2009
ART 3082.505, Communication Design: Three dimensional Graphic Design, Fall 2009
ADES 2500.508, Design Thinking, Fall 2009
ADES 4615.501, Topics in Interior Design, Summer 3W1 2009
ART 4082.501, Communication Design: Publication Design, Spring 2009
ADES 1510.501, Typography I, Spring 2009
ADES 1510.503, Typography I, Spring 2009
ART 3170.504, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2008
ART 3170.507, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2008
ART 3170.508, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2008
ART 2082.501, Communication Design: Color Theory, Rendering and Production Techniques for Advertising, Spring 2008
ART 2082.502, Communication Design: Color Theory, Rendering and Production Techniques for Advertising, Spring 2008
ART 4082.503, Communication Design: Publication Design, Spring 2008
ART 3082.502, Communication Design: Three dimensional Graphic Design, Fall 2007
ART 2080.501, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2007
ART 2080.504, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2007

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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