DM/Art/CSIS 77 Introduction to Digital Media
SYLLABUS: Fall 2010
Lecture/Lab: Wed. 3:30 pm – 6:35 pm in Studio DM (room Li 128) + 2.2 hours lab
INSTRUCTOR: Kyungwha (Kyung) Lee
Class website: http://www.ninedots.us
Appointment can be made via email
An introduction to the field of digital media, including the profession and its career options, industry trends, technology, and production requirements. Applying learned visual and aural design principles, students will explore the use of computer-based tools in the design and authoring of interactive digital media by creating and editing digital images, sounds, video, text, and motion graphics. Production and management of a comprehensive term project for publishing on the web, CD ROM, DVD, or Blue Ray Disc will be required. This course is also listed as ART 77 and in the Computer and Information Science program as CSIS 77. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.
CSIS 24 (Windows Fundamentals), CSIS 2, or familiarity using the Macintosh or Windows operating system. Transferable: CSU
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
1.tell a story in a variety of Digital Media Formats including interactive.
2.understand the field of digital media: its history, career possibilities, technology, production procedures, and basic principals of design and information architecture.
3.analyze an idea, then develop a concept via writing of a script and drawing a storyboard.
4.solve problems during the process of producing a small interactive web site using software for web design; editing digital images, video production, animation, and sound.
New Media Art by Tribe, Mark / Jana, Reena
Online reading materials will be announced.
Online tutorials for software used in class are available at http://www.atomiclearning.com/home.
Studio DM (see the Studio Help page for operation help): As most professional digital media (including CMAP video) is produced using the Macintosh computer, our lab is equipped that way. On the other hand, much of the software is cross platform and works the same way on the Windows operating system which you may use at home or work.
Even though our server keeps your own individual and private data, we cannot guarantee it. To be safe, you will need some sort of storage device such as USB Flash memory stick (at least 1 GB).
All video and sound projects shall use your computers DAV hard disk or a portable Firewire drive. Under no circumstances shall video or sound be captured to the desktop, movies, or Music folder or any other folder in a users account.
Letter grades will be given for the completion of book reading and in class discussions (25%), five exercises (5% each – 25% total grade), peer evaluation (10%) and three major projects (30%). All assignments are listed on the class schedule page. In order to make grading based on the actual learning of digital media design and tools, every consideration will be made to take into account an individual’s art and design skills as well as one’s differences in aesthetics.
You will be allowed to earn up to 10%. (TBA)
Grading Scale for Design Projects:
Letter Grade “A” Student has positive response to all above questions
Letter Grade “B” Student technically solves problem-but does not reach a high level of conceptual+aesthetic+technical accomplishment
Letter Grade “C” Student partially solves problem-but did not fully understand concept
or solution does not meet specifications
Letter Grade “D” Student turned-in project-but completely misunderstood project objectives
Letter Grade “F” Student did not turn in project
Attendance is crucial to student success. Students missing one more class hour than the unit value for a particular course, without makiing prior arrangements may, at the instructor’s option, be dropped without possibility of credit. Two additional hours are to be spent in the Studio DM or an equivalent lab preferrably on campus. You will be held accountable for the material assigned for these hours. Please get with another student to get the information for any days you missed.
Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disabilitiy should contact their instructor, counselor, or Disabled Students Services Office.
Occupational/Vocational students – Limited English language skills will not be a barrier to admittance to and participation in Vocational Educational Programs. Please contact the instructor if you need help. we can get a tutor for you.
STUDENTS HONESTY POLICY:
Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal.
Remember, this studio and its equipment was built for you. Use it often, respect the equipment, be creative, learn everything you can, and have fun.
Incomplete Grades: Incomplete Grades will only be granted with written authorization from medical professional or other authorized professional.
Late projects, exercises, work in progress will be accepted, but grade will be lowered a half letter grade for every day they are late. In the case of an emergency – students must notify the instructor via e-mail before an assignment is due.
Note: It is very important to turn your work in time to present in the class though it’s in working in progress.
There will be reading assignments related to the exercises and projects given out over the
semester. We will have class discussions about the material. You will be expected to contribute to the issues brought up. Remember, reading the material is not enough, you have to communicate your thoughts on the matter in class.
The third Project will be counted as your final exam: Art concept and technical concepts of your on-line documentations and group presentation .
●Students are responsible for all information presented in lectures and demonstrations, and through assigned readings and web related research.
●Students are responsible for blogging their exercises and projects process as well as making commends on fellow students’ work.
●Students are responsible for finding time to come in to the lab to complete assignments or use their own computer. Computer use and software is made available to students, it is your responsibility to take advantage of this or to purchase your own machines and software.
●Most importantly students are responsible for actively engaging in the course material by completing all course assignments and readings.
●During the course of the semester we will undoubtedly talk about things which are at the fringes of our society. If at any time you find the subject or content of this course objectionable you are encouraged to discuss it. If however you find a presentation offensive you are permitted to quietly, without disrupting the class, excuse yourself. It is then your responsibility to contact the instructor for make-up work.
●Students will create a web portfolio that will display all assignments from this course on line – this portfolio is REQUIRED to pass the class.
*Note: Projects and/or schedule may be changed or modified at the discretion of instructor (due to pace and/or learning curve of the class).
Sep. 1 – Course description and introduction to Digital Media. Create a Blog account. And first exercise introduction.
Sep. 8 – Understand how to blog, Adobe Photoshop Demo, and Introduce Exercise #1
Sep. 15 – Exercise #1 due / Lecture / Introduce Project#1
Sep. 22 – Paper Due/Work Day
Sep. 29 – Project Due
Oct. 6 – TEDtalks review due and intro to Dreamweaver/HTML
Oct. 13 – Exercise due and Intro to Project#2
Oct. 20 – Work day
Oct. 27 – Project#2 Due
Nov. 3 – Intro to Project #3(Forming a Group)
Nov. 10 – Final cut Demo / Group Meeting
Nov. 17 – Storyboard Due/Group meeting
Nov. 24 – Mid Review/Peer Evaluation/Presentation
Dec. 1 – Group Meeting
Dec. 8 – Final Review
Dec. 15 – Final/Presentation/Peer Evaluation