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ICS 285 - Digital Media Capstone by AJ Kikumoto


									                         Maui Community College
                             Course Outline

1. Alpha and Number               ICS 285

   Course Title                   Digital Media Capstone

   Credits                        Three (3)

   Date of Outline                November 14, 2005
                                  (Margaret Phanes, Steve George)

2. Course Description             Provides an opportunity to integrate and
                                  employ tools and knowledge developed
                                  during the Digital Media program. Evaluates
                                  design and technical skills in digital media
                                  publishing projects. Assesses internship
                                  experiences and job market research for
                                  employment strategies. A comprehensive
                                  professional digital media publishing
                                  portfolio is required as a capstone project.

3. Contact Hours/Type             3 hours lecture/lab

4. Prerequisites                  ICS 283 and DM faculty approval


   Recommended Preparation

Approved by _____________________________________ Date________________

5. General Course Objectives
   Employ the principles of digital media design, publishing, and information
   technology in project form. Prepare quality oral and written communication in
   individual and group project management. Practice job search and presentation

6. Student Learning Outcomes
   For assessment purposes, these are linked to #7. Recommended Course Content.

   On successful completion of this course, students will be able to

   a.      employ summarized knowledge of the principles of digital media
           publishing in project form;
   b.      report and explain technical component decisions for effective digital
           media equipment solutions;
   c.      Express competency in operating system, file management, removable
           systems, cross-platform, and file compression through project problem
   d.      construct a web site that integrates web servers, secure FTP, email, and
           internet browser technology;
   e.      generate job data and comparative portfolio styles using internet research;
   f.      refine group project team skills for presentations;
   h.      exhibit a digital media publishing portfolio to display skills in digital
           imaging, illustrative drawing, publishing, and authoring software;
   j.      practice portfolios presentation skills for job interviews
   k.      communicate knowledge of professional standards with all project
           participants: design team, admin, prepress studio, web services, and client.
   l.      identify and select professional organizations for networking and skill

7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each Topic
   Linked to #6. Student Learning Outcomes.

   2 Weeks                       Digital Media design skills intensive: visual theme,
                                 navigation, color, type, design elements checklist
                                 (a, h)

   2 Weeks                       Digital Media software skills intensive: image
                                 editing, vector graphics, layout, web authoring,
                                 repurposing content (a, c, h)

   2 Weeks                       Digital Media technology skills intensive: graphics
                                 formats, image optimization, color spaces, image
                                 resolution, pdf, scanning, technical checklist (b, c,

   3 Weeks                        Project: select a client, research demographic and
                                  current materials. Create a print and web presence.
                                  (a, d, e, h)

   2 Weeks                        Group Project; Online gallery
                                  Workflow model: working partners (a, b, c, f, k)

   1 Week                         Portfolio research: goals, audience, portfolio map,
                                  web site evaluation form, written content (d, j, e, l)

   1 Week                         Portfolio: resume, cover letter, business card, and
                                  work samples. (a, c, e, h)

   1 Week                         Testing: site map, platforms, links, fonts (a, c, d, h,)

   1 Week                         Preparing for job interview: research, rehearsal
                                  promotion: career sites, directories, professional
                                  organization (e, h, j, l)

   1 Week                         Digital Media publishing portfolio presentations
                                  (a, d, h, j. k, l)

8. Text and Materials, Reference Materials, Auxiliary Materials and Content
   Appropriate text(s) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is offered
   from those currently available in the field. Examples include

   Designing a Digital Portfolio, Cynthia L. Baron
   Experience Design, Nathan Shedroff

9. Recommended Course Requirements and Evaluation
   Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the
   course is being offered. Suggested requirements might include, but are not
   limited to

   10-20%                                 Job market and portfolio research

   10-20%                                 Class group project

   30-50%                                 Class individual projects

   15-30%                                 Final Portfolio project presentation
                                          and evaluation

10. Methods of Instruction
    Instructional methods will vary considerably with instructors. Specific methods
    will be at the discretion of the instructor teaching the course and might include,
    but are not limited to

   (a) lectures and class discussions;
   (b) digital media smart board presentations;
   (c) narrated PowerPoint presentations;
   (d) hands-on computer tutorials
   (e) design project handouts
   (f) class exercises and projects
   (g) guest speakers;
   (h) group project activities;
   (i) student presentations;
   (j) internet research
   (j) web-based assignments and activities;
   (k) reflective journals and/or study logs or papers;
   (l) group and/ or individual projects with presentations;
   (m) Service-Learning, community service
   (n) Co-op internships

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