PTI405: Digital Media (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Digital Media
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18-36 weeks
About the Program:
Digital Media prepares students for careers in the IT industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals developing interactive multimedia as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: Digital Media Creation (DMC) provides students with the opportunity to develop professional-level skills in multimedia using Adobe Flash. This product-oriented course introduces the student to interactive multimedia presentations. Hands-on activities are used as students develop skills, master techniques, and prepare products for a client-based environment. Students learn to create professional digital media creations using animation, sound, and videos. The course also introduces students to document construction for publishing on the World Wide Web using authoring software. Units of instruction include design and layout, font selection, image editing, and digital cameras and images. Internet research and copyright laws are emphasized.
Major Instructional Activities: Individualized instruction and online resources will be provided in a lab environment. Students successfully completing this course may be eligible to take the Adobe associate level certification exam.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Assessment will include checking on-going student work to ensure students adhere to course timelines and assignment completion. In addition, assessment may include tests, projects or other means deemed appropriate.
Essential Software: The focus of this course will be the use of Adobe Flash to produce a variety of projects. Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Bridge, Fireworks, Soundbooth, Illustrator, Premier Pro/Elements, Device Central and Version Cue will be introduced for integration purposes. Adobe Captivate may also be introduced.