Course Schedule

COM210 – Fall 2014

NOTE: All assignments due in ANGEL on Tuesday (T) or Friday (F) at 11:59pm

WEEK DAYS (M-F)
LECTURES & READINGS TUTORIALS & ASSIGNMENTS DUE DATE (11:59pm)
Week 1 Aug. 25-29 Introduction to class

Software Notes: Adobe CC/CS6

Tips for Success in COM210

Create WordPress Blog
8/29 (F)
UNIT 1 – GRAPHIC DESIGN & ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Week 2 Sept. 1-5 The New Media Mindset

Elements of digital photography & digital editing

Lab AttendancePhotoshop Tutorial 9/5 (F)
Week 3 Sept. 8-12 Creative Commons Images

Copyright & Fair Use

Graphic Collage Examples

Photo Collection

Copyright Quiz

Draft Graphic Collage

9/9(T)

9/12 (F)

9/12 (F)

Week 4 Sept. 15-19 Unity and Elements of Design, Gestalt Principles Graphic Collage Feedback

Final Graphic Collage

9/16 (T)

9/19 (F)

UNIT 2 – VECTOR GRAPHICS & ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Week 5 Sept. 22-26 Balance, Figure, Ground

Logo Project Examples

Lab Attendance

Illustrator Tutorial

9/26 (F)
Week 6 Sept. 29 – Oct. 3 Principles of User-Centered Design Draft Logo
10/3 (F)
Week 7 Oct. 6-10 Video interview with graphic design professional Logo FeedbackFinal Logo 10/7 (T)

10/10 (F)

UNIT 3 – DIGITAL AUDIO & ADOBE AUDITION
Week 8 Oct. 13-17 Audio Storytelling

Audio Story Examples

Lab Attendance

Audition Tutorial

10/17 (F)
Week 9 Oct. 20-24 Audio Editing/Interviewing

Creative Commons Audio

Raw Audio Footage

Draft Audio Story

10/21 (T)

10/24 (F)

Week 10 Oct. 27-31 Online Identity

Interview with Audio Professional

Audio Story Feedback

Final Audio Story

10/28 (T)

10/31 (F)

UNIT 4 – DIGITAL VIDEO & ADOBE PREMIERE
Week 11 Nov. 3-7 Multimedia FundamentalsVideo Story Examples Lab Attendance
Week 12 Nov. 10-14 Editing Digital Video Raw Video Footage
11/14 (F)
Week 13 Nov. 17-21 Compressing, exporting and sharing video Premiere Tutorial
11/21 (F)
Week 14 Nov. 24-28 Thanksgiving Break
Week 15 Dec. 1-5 Exploring Digital Effects Draft Video 12/5 (F)
Week 16 Dec. 8-12 Interview with Video Professional Video Feedback

Final Video Project

Online Course Evaluation

12/9 (T)

12/12 (F)

12/12 (F)

Finals Week Dec. 15-19 Final Blog Post 12/16 (T)
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