VAMM209 Multimedia Concepts I

Department of The Arts: Multimedia and Web Design

I. Course Number and Title
VAMM209 Multimedia Concepts I
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
4050
IV. Prerequisites
VAMM100 (C or better) or CISG102 (C or better) equivalent knowledge with permission of Department of the Arts
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
This studio course meets in a lab and will require the students to complete assignments using software. The software is available in designated labs on campus.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Through lecture and studio work, students create multimedia projects. Students import or create video clips, sound bytes, still imagery, and copy; to produce a digital multimedia project. Graphic editing, video editing, and animation applications are used in this course.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. explain and use software application functions;
      2. manage and control resources using built-in features and actions;
      3. create a design plan for a multimedia project;
      4. compile or create resources required for the project;
      5. create a basic multimedia project using the appropriate tools for each function; and
      6. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Students will

    1. design a project that demonstrates their ability to:
      1. define and create appropriate user navigation;
      2. import resources needed to fulfill content requirements;
      3. manage multiple objects within a project; and
      4. edit multiple objects in graphic design, video editing, and animation applications.

    2. develop a multimedia project demonstrating:
      1. the skills needed to manipulate objects to create a message;
      2. understanding of multimedia applications and their functions in achieving design goals; and
      3. the use of effective project management skills.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. Student assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and critiques.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmentally selected text, as well as support materials created by the instructor, software developer, or department. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012