Multimedia and Design Course Syllabus

Teacher:  Mrs. Demery

Time:  10:55-11:43 Daily, One semester

Grades:  12

Textbook:  Introduction to Multimedia

Course Description: Multimedia and design is designed to help you learn about multimedia, understand the fundamental principles for creating multimedia project and practice creating multimedia applications.  The purpose of this course is to increase your understanding of multimedia concepts and skills.   You will create presentations that combine text, graphics, animation images, and sound from a wide range of media, including films, newspapers, magazines, online information, television, video, and electronic media-generated images.  Students will also study about the career opportunities in multimedia.

Course objectives:

  • 1.      Explain what multimedia is and define the different types of multimedia projects.
  • 2.      Be able to access the Internet for communication and research.
  • 3.      Demonstrate an understanding of how society utilizes and interacts with multimedia.
  • 4.      Describe the component pieces of a multimedia workstation and explain the purpose of each component.
  • 5.      Describe a variety of multimedia-related software programs and explain their purpose in multimedia production.
  • 6.      Demonstrate the use of text in a variety of multimedia projects as well as explain the guidelines for using text in each project.
  • 7.      Explain the different types of graphic formats and identify which type of format would be best implemented with different types of multimedia projects.
  • 8.      Describe how audio is used in multimedia and explain the different tools that are used to produce, edit, and access sound, music, and narration.
  • 9.      Explain how video is used within multimedia and explain the different tools available to produce, edit and utilize video footage.
  • 10.  Describe the roles, job responsibilities, and backgrounds for members of a large multimedia project team.
  • 11.  Define, and explain the various stages of a multimedia project.
  • 12.  Describe the stages of the creation of a multimedia project.
  • 13.  Integrate the tools and concepts learned in the course to produce a multimedia project.
  • 14.  Students will learn how to use digital cameras and video cameras.
  • 15.  Students will learn about different types of photography and critiquing photos.

Classroom expectations:

1.      Students are expected to attend classes and be in time.  Your class progress depends on your involvement and participation.  

2.      You are to come to class prepared (computer, pen, binder or folder to store handouts or assignments, and anything you are assigned to bring for class projects.)

3.      You are expected to participate in class and complete all assignments.

4.      You are expected to use critical thinking and creative problem solving to complete assignments.


Evaluation is based on attendance, participation and successful completion of assignments and projects throughout the course.  Quizzes and tests will be given periodically to check your knowledge and multimedia skills.

Course Projects

These are some of the projects that may be completed during the course

·         Create broadcasts about FHS to broadcast on the local station.

·         Use Animoto, Smartboard Recorder, Serif Movie Plus to create movies

·         Create a newsletter

·         Create an advertisement

·         Create a radio ad

·         Create slide show using Prezi

·         Create Storyboards

·         Create a brochure

·         Create an ad only using sound

·         Use photo editing and drawing software

·         Animation


Instructional Delivery Plan

The Smart Board and Smart Board software will be used for teacher demonstrations.  Handouts and assignments will be delivered through Blackboard Learning or Drop Box.  Students will also turn in assignments through those methods. 

Students will work on collaborative projects such as a school newspaper, possible community projects, and peer editing.  Video clips, PowerPoint presentations, Smart Board presentations, Newscasts and Prezi presentations are all methods of delivery that may be used.

Students will be assessed using Blackboard Learning Tests or Exam View.  If a student is in class when the test was assigned and gone the day of test, they are expected to make up the test the day they come back.

Grading guidelines

·         Tests & Major Projects:  67%

·         Daily assignments:  33%

Grading Scale:

A+       100

A         99-96

A-        95-94

B+       93-92

B         91-89

B-        88-87

C+       86-85

C         84-82

C-        81-80

D+       79-77

D         76-73

D-        72-70

F          69 and Below


Core State Standards

Indicator #1: Explain career opportunities in multimedia

MD1.1 Summarize multimedia career opportunities

MD1.2 Explain the professional behaviors, skills and abilities for multimedia.

MD1.3 Exemplify quality in multimedia


Indicator #2: Apply the interactive fundamentals of multimedia

MD2.1 Interpret the use of multimedia in everyday life

MD2.2 Interpret design layout for customer situations

MD2.3 Use multimedia tools

MD2.4 Apply proper maintenance procedure for all equipment


Indicator #3: Organize multimedia projects

MD3.1 Outline customer requirements

MD3.2Or MD3.3 Organize project content into using tools, techniques, and personnel

project plans


Indicator #4: Create a multimedia project

MD4.1 Construct multimedia projects based on plans

MD4.2 Analyze multimedia presentation