Course Schedule

COM210 – Spring 2015

NOTE: All assignments due in Blackboard on Tuesday (T) or Friday (F) at 11:59 p.m.

WEEK DAYS (M-F)
LECTURES & READINGS TUTORIALS & ASSIGNMENTS DUE DATE (11:59pm)
Week 1 Jan. 12-16 Introduction to class

Software & Technical Requirements 

Tips for Success in COM210

Create WordPress Blog 1/16 (F)
UNIT 1 – GRAPHIC DESIGN & ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Week 2 Jan. 19-23 Effective Storytelling Through Design

Copyright & Fair Use

Elements of digital photography & digital editing

Photoshop Tutorial

Copyright Quiz

Lab Attendance

1/23 (F)

1/23 (F)

Week 3 Jan. 26-30 Creative Commons Images

Narrative Graphic Collage Examples

Photo Collection

Draft Narrative Graphic Collage

1/27 (T)

1/30 (F)

Week 4 Feb. 2-6 Unity and Elements of Design, Gestalt Principles Graphic Collage Feedback

Final Graphic Collage

2/3 (T)

2/6 (F)

UNIT 2 – VECTOR GRAPHICS & ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Week 5 Feb. 9-13 Introduction to Vector Graphics

Balance, Figure, Ground

Illustrator Tutorial

Lab Attendance

2/13 (F)
Week 6 Feb. 17-20 Logo Project Examples Draft Logo
2/20 (F)
Week 7 Feb. 23-27 Inside the process of professional graphic designers Logo Feedback

Final Logo

2/24 (T)

2/27 (F)

UNIT 3 – DIGITAL AUDIO & ADOBE AUDITION
Week 8 March 2-6 Audio Storytelling Audition Tutorials

Lab Attendance

3/6 (F)
Week 9 March 9-13 Audio Editing

Creative Commons Audio

Raw Audio Footage

Draft Audio Story

3/10 (T)

3/13 (F)

Week 10 March 16-20 Spring Break
Week 11 March 23-27 Audio Story Feedback

Final Audio Story

3/24 (T)

3/27 (F)

UNIT 4 – DIGITAL VIDEO & ADOBE PREMIERE
Week 12 March 30-April 3 Video Storytelling Fundamentals

Video Story Examples

Lab Attendance
Week 13 April 6-10 Editing Digital Video Raw Video Footage
4/10 (F)
Week 14 April 13-17 Compressing, exporting and sharing video Premiere Tutorial
4/17 (F)
Week 15 April 20-24 Exploring Digital Effects Draft Video 4/24 (F)
Week 16 April 27-May 1 Video Feedback

Final Video Story

4/28 (T)

5/1 (F)

Finals Week May 4-8 Final Blog Post

Online Course Evaluation

5/5 (T)

5/8 (F)