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

Course Web site:
Calendar

Instructor: John Mujica

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. 

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

Student Holidays for Reasons of Faith or Conscience (SSB 5173)
SCC/SFCC students are entitled to two days of excused absences per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious organization.  Students’ grades will not be adversely impacted by authorized absences under this policy, although students in courses with required community clinical and /or practicum experiences must fulfill these requirements to meet the licensure requirements of the program. All absences under this policy must be submitted to the Chief Academic Officer in writing at least two weeks prior to the desired absence, containing a precise explanation of how the requested holiday is related to a reason of faith, conscience or an organized activity conducted by a religious organization.  If deemed in alignment with the policy, the student will receive a document with date(s) of the approved absences (must be full days).  The student is solely responsible for ensuring the documentation authorizing the absence is provided to each of the instructors whose classes or assignments are affected by the absence.  The instructor(s) will determine, within two days after receiving the notification, what adjustments, if any, will need to be made for the student to make up assignments or tests missed during the absence(s), and the instructor may require that the student submit the assignment or take the test before or after the regularly scheduled date.  If the student fails to notify the instructor of an authorized absence under this policy, the instructor is not obligated to make accommodations.

Revised 05/14/2019

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