Schedule — Summer 2014

NOTE: All assignments due on Tuesdays or Fridays at 11:59pm.

Week Days Topics Assignments Due Due Date (11:59pm)
Unit 1/ Graphic Design / Adobe Photoshop
Week 1 May
Introduction to class

Software Notes: Adobe CC/ CS 6/5.5

Tips for Success in COM210

Elements of digital photography & digital editing

Create WordPress Blog
5/16 (F)
Week 2 May
The New Media Mindset

Copyright & Fair Use

Graphic Collage Examples

Creative Commons Images

Photoshop Tutorial

Photo Collection

Draft Graphic Collage

5/20 (T)

5/20 (T)

5/23 (F)

Week 3 May
Unity and Elements of Design, Gestalt Principles. Graphic Collage Feedback

Copyright Quiz

Final Graphic Collage

5/27 (T)

5/27 (T)

5/30 (F)

Unit 2/ Vector Graphics / Adobe Illustrator
Week 4 June 2-5 Balance, Figure, Ground

Logo Project Examples

Illustrator Tutorial 6/6 (F)
Week 5 June
Principles of User-Centered Design Draft Logo 6/13 (F)
Week 6 June
Video interview with graphic design professional Logo Feedback

Final Logo

6/17 (T)

6/20 (F)

Unit 3/ Digital Audio / Adobe Audition
Week 7 June
Audio Storytelling

Audio Story Examples

Audition Tutorial 6/27 (F)
Week 8 June
30-July 4
Audio Editing/Interviewing

Creative Commons Audio

Raw Audio Footage

Draft Audio Story

7/1 (T)

7/5 (S)

Week 9 July
Online Identity

Interview with Audio Professional

Audio Story Feedback

Final Audio Story

7/8 (T)

7/11 (F)
Unit 4/ Digital Video / Adobe Premiere
Week 10 July
Multimedia Fundamentals

Video Examples

Premiere Tutorial
7/18 (F)
Week 11 Jul.
Editing Digital Video

Compressing, exporting and sharing video

Raw Video Footage

Draft Video

7/22 (T)

7/25 (F)

Week 12 Jul.
28-Aug. 1
Exploring Digital Effects

Interview with Video Professional

Video Feedback

Final Video Project

Final Blog Post

Student Course Evaluation

7/29 (T)

8/1 (F)

8/1 (F)

8/1 (F)

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