Course Syllabus

Multimedia and Webpage Design

Instructor:  Mr. Kohlbrenner       Phone:  704-296-0105       Email:  thomas.kohlbrenner@ucps.k12.nc.us 

Course Description
The Multimedia and Webpage Design course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through hands-on projects utilizing software applications.  Simulations, projects, teamwork, FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. 

Course Materials

  • Headphones are essential to this course
  • A writing utensil (pen or pencil)

Instructional Philosophy
In CTE (Career and Technical Education) classes, students are expected to work on their own, in pairs, and as groups throughout the semester. Students will complete many hands on projects utilizing various software applications. My expectation is that students will be active participants in their own learning and they will be held accountable for such. It takes just as much energy to achieve positive results as it does to achieve negative results. Choose positive!

Course Standards
1.00  Understand design.    

       1.01      Understand typography, multiuse design principles and elements.

       1.02      Understand digital communication products.

2.00  Understand digital image design.

       2.01      Understand digital raster graphics.

       2.02      Understand digital vector graphics.

3.00  Understand time based media.           

       3.01      Understand principles of audio and video.

       3.02      Understand basic motion graphic programming.

4.00  Understand the fundamentals of web design.

       4.01      Understand the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS.

       4.02      Understand the concepts of responsive web design.

 

Major Projects: 

  • Throughout the course, you will work on several activities. They will count toward your Assignments/Participation grade.
  • There will also be several projects including: A desktop publishing document, a computer animation, a graphic image, a video, and a webpage.  Each project will draw upon the skills you have learned throughout the course.

Other Activities:

  • Quizzes
  • In-class Handouts, Worksheets, and Hands-on, applied, learning activities
  • Midterm Benchmark Test
  • Final Exam
  • Others to be determined at later time

 

Assessment and Grading Plan

Grading Scale              Grading Term Policy                            Final Course Grade

100 – 90 = A                 Projects = 30%                                      1st 6 Weeks = 25%

89 – 80 = B                   Tests and Quizzes = 40%                      2nd 6 Weeks = 25%

79 – 70 = C                   Assignments/Participation = 30%            3rd 6 Weeks = 25%

69 – 60 = D                                                                               Final Exam = 25%

59 or below = F

 

Late Work Policy

Late work WILL be accepted, but with a 20% penalty (unless otherwise specified).  All work must be submitted prior to the end of the grading period for which the work was assigned.  Any work not submitted will be a ZERO in the gradebook.

 

Opportunities for Extra Help.

Students needing extra assistance should speak with his or her teacher to arrange a time. The Film Production Lab will be available to students from 7:15-7:50 most mornings. Parents are encouraged to keep track of assignments and communications through the class website or the class Edmodo page.

 

Please Note:

FINAL EXAM FOR THIS CLASS CANNOT BE EXEMPTED!

 

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