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Multimedia Design syllabus

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									                                    Multimedia Design
                              Course Syllabus
                                 2009-2010
                Program Name: Business Information Technology
North Baldwin Center for Technology
Robert Wills
rwills@bcbe.org

CTSO: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Essential Questions: What criteria should be considered when determining the correct type of software
and equipment to be used for multimedia project development? What criteria should be considered when
determining the correct type of software and equipment to be used for creating a graphic design? What
criteria should be considered when determining the correct type of software and equipment to be used for
Web site development? What are the planning stages when developing, maintaining and evaluating Web
sites?

Instructional Philosophy: The students will be expected to perform without much interruption from
the teacher once the instruction has been completed. The students will adhere to all rules that pertain to
behavior located in the student handbook. This program is extremely beneficial to each student no matter
what they decide to do in life. The students will learn skills and techniques that apply to everyday
situations.

Expectations: Students are expected to stay on task and to complete their daily assignments. The
students will be expected to come prepared to class and to stay on task throughout the remainder of their
time in this class.

Program Goals: This class is designed to teach students how to use technology to aid them in
presentations and in every day life occurrences. The students will be learning new ways to use this
technology in the classroom as well as in life beyond high school. As we all know, we live in a very
advanced technological world and this class helps prepare the students to be able to use this technology to
their advantage.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Description: Multimedia Design is a one-credit course designed to provide students with hands-
on skills involving graphic design, digital photography, Web publishing, and digital video production.
Students use various hardware peripherals and software for completing documents. Career and technical
student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course.
These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop
leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and
professional growth.

Course Outline: Participants who successfully complete this course gain knowledge in the following:
         1. Multimedia hardware and software
                      Compare types of multimedia, including presentation, desktop publishing,
                          graphic design, digital photography, and digital video use in creating projects.
                      Utilize a variety of input devices for digitizing multimedia information,
                          including digital camera, video, Internet downloads, and graphic software.
                         Use a variety of software and equipment to create, modify, and enhance
                          multimedia projects.
         2. Graphic Design
                       Demonstrate appropriate techniques associated with graphic design.
                       Utilize precision tools to manipulate images.
                       Utilize graphic design software to create business and personal publications.
                       Apply integration principles for importing scanned, digitized graphics and text,
                          tables, charts, and pictures into a publication.
                       Utilize research results to interpret the impact of media and copyright laws on
                          media publications.
                      
         3. Web Design
                       Explain differences among Web sites, Web pages, and Web browsers.
                       Determine the applicable format for converting digital files
                               o JPEG, GIF, etc.
                       Apply knowledge of project management to ensure a quality product.
                       Demonstrate the manipulation of digital image file sizing.
         4. Career Opportunities
                       Determine career and entrepreneurial opportunities, responsibilities, and
                          educational and credentialing requirements related to multimedia design.

Culminating Product: Students will develop a multimedia project including planning, design, creation,
and evaluation steps. Students will develop a graphic design project including planning, design, creation,
and evaluation steps. Students will develop a web site including planning, design, creation, and evaluation
steps.

Industry Credentials: IC3

Course Requirements: Lab fees of $20

Evaluation:
         Work Habit---------------------30%
         Technical Skills----------------30%
         Test------------------------------30%
         Final/Mid Term----------------10%

Discipline: Classroom rules will be established and students will abide by these rules, as well as the rules
set forth in the student handbook.

								
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