GRDSN 235: MultiMedia I
Course Syllabus

Spokane Falls Community College Mondays & Wednesdays
Mondays & Wednesday: 0830AM to 1030AM and 1030 AM to 1230 PM
Building 19, RM 202

Fall 2019 • 3 Credits

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Instructor: John Mujica

Contact Information

E-mail: John.Mujica@sfcc.spokane.edu Phone/Voicemail: 509.533.3717
Office Location:Building 19, 218D
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Tuesdays 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
& 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Thursdays 8:00 AM -9:00 AM & 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Prerequisites

GRDSN 121 or permission of instructor

Concurrent enrollment

None

Course Description

Students learn to create interactive media at a beginner level. Students learn design and technical skills necessary to create and combine text, graphics, video and audio for digital distribution.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Students will define timeline based workflows
  2. Students will demonstrate understanding of time based workflows by assembling media into timeline based projects
  3. Students will develop written communication skills necessary to be succesful in their career field
  4. Students will assess eachother and themselves in formal critiques of developed projects
  5. Students will apply interpersonal skills to learn how to work and effectively communicate inline with industry standards
  6. Students will develop technical software knowledge at a beginner level to complete multimedia projects
  7. Students will build projects that demonstrate creativity and story telling

Course Outline

Book(s)

No books are required for this class.

Teaching / Learning Strategies

Activities include but are not limited to:

    • Theory
    • Software knowledge
    • Exercises
    • Projects
    • Guest Speakers

Grading/Evaluation Policy

The class is comprised primarily of classroom instruction reinforced by ongoing in-class (Labs) and out-of-class (Homework) exercises and projects which count toward the final grade. Also contributing to your grade are critiques from the instructor and peers. All count towards your final grade in this course. In addition, in-class participation and student professional conduct will be evaluated through a grading rubric / assessment.

The instructor will supply a point based grading system or a scoring rubric to set “a standard of performance” to communicate the expectations of quality around specific exercises or projects.

In order to receive a grade for the course, all projects and exercises must be completed and received on the server by the end of the quarter.

Note: Some courses are in sequence. If you receive a failing grade in a course, you may have to come back the following year to complete the SFCC Graphic Design A.A.S. degree.

This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and the faculty may make appropriate changes. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.

The project points and assessment points will be added together to calculate your grade using a final grading scale. Below is a breakdown of the point scale.

Project Point Scale:

1-3 pts = 0.0
4-5 pts = 1.0
6-7 pts = 1.5
8-9 pts = 2.0
10-11 pts = 2.5
12-13 pts = 3.0
14-15 pts = 3.5
16-20 pts = 4.0

Assessment Point Scale:

1-6 pts = 0.0
7-8 pts = 1.0
9-10 pts = 1.5
11-12 pts = 2.0
13-16 pts = 2.5
17-18 pts = 3.0
19-21 pts = 3.5
22-30 pts = 4.0

Final Grade Point Scale:

18-25 pts = 0.0
26-33 pts = 1.0
34-41 pts = 1.5
42-49 pts = 2.0
50-65 pts = 2.5
66-73 pts = 3.0
74-85 pts = 3.5
86-120 pts = 4.0

Attendance Policy

Attendance is crucial to your progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class.
The attendance policy is as follows:

3 Credit Course:  More than 6 absences = 0.0

Two late attendances = one absence.

Exceeding the allowable absences will result in failure of the course.

Late Work Policy
All assigned exercises and projects are due either at the beginning of class (in the case of homework exercises and projects) or at the end of class (in the case of lab exercises) as specified by the course calendar. Late coursework will be accepted however, will be assessed accordingly according to the grading rubric established. Exercises are graded on a “complete” or “incomplete” basis. ALL exercises are to be completed by the end of the course. An extension due to extenuating circumstances such as health or other personal problems can be obtained by receiving permission from the instructor, either prior to or after the fact, by submitting appropriate written documentation to the college or by contacting the instructor directly. Please refer to the Spokane Falls Community College guidelines for further information.

Make-up Policy
For an absence to be excused a student will need to communicate to their instructor via email prior to an absence. Students need to complete any overdue work by the next class period, or by instructor arrangement.

Other Policies

Campus Safety
Community Colleges of Spokane is committed to the safety and well being of students, faculty, and staff. The entire community is responsible for cooperating with one another to create a healthy and safe environment. Unfortunately, the actions of some create problems for others. At all times when you are on campus, or involved in campus activities, be mindful of the security of your possessions and cautious of your personal safety. Please report any suspicious activities to any faculty or staff member. Registered sex offenders may be enrolled at, employed by this college, or are attending classes in this facility. Persons interested in seeking the identity of these person(s) may obtain further information from: http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54488

For Student Conduct Code Information access 
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=132Q-10

Faith & Conscience Absence Policy
Community Colleges of Spokane will grant reasonable accommodation so that grades are not impacted for students who are absent for reasons of faith or conscience, or for an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization. Such absences must be requested in writing on the Class Absence Request form within two weeks of course start. There are no additional fees associated with this request.
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