Course Schedule

Spring 2018

All assignments due on Tuesdays (T) or Fridays (F) at 11:59 p.m. unless otherwise noted in the assignment instructions.

Week 1: Jan. 8-12

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Week 2: Jan. 15-19

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Unit 1

Week 3: Jan. 22-26

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Week 4: Jan. 29-Feb. 2

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Week 5: Feb. 5-9

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Unit 2

Week 6: Feb. 12-16

Readings:

  • Introduction to Vector Graphics
  • Balance, Figure and Ground
  • History and Purpose of Logos
Assignments:

  • Illustrator Tutorials (F)

Week 7: Feb. 19-23

Readings:

  • The Process of Professional Graphic Designers
  • Logo Redesign Case Studies
Assignments:

  • Logo Project Sketch (T)
  • Draft Logo Project (F)
  • Unit 2 Quiz (F)

Week 8: Feb. 26-Mar. 2

Readings:

  • No readings this week!
Assignments:

  • Logo Project Feedback (T)
  • Final Logo Project (F)
  • Unit 2 Participation Credit (F)
Unit 3

Week 9: March 5-9

Readings:

  • Introduction to Audio Storytelling
  • Recording High-Quality Audio
Assignments:

  • Audition Tutorials (F)

Spring Break: March 12-16

Week 10: March 19-23

Readings:

  • Audio Editing
  • Creative Commons Audio
  • Advanced Audio Techniques
Assignments:

  • Raw Audio Footage (T)
  • Draft Audio Story (F)
  • Unit 3 Quiz (F)

Week 11: March 26-30

Readings:

  • No readings this week!
Assignments:

  • Audio Story Feedback (T)
  • Final Audio Story (F)
  • Unit 3 Participation Credit (F)
Unit 4

Week 12: April 2-6

Readings:

  • Video Storytelling Fundamentals
  • Nondestructive Editing and Project Management
Assignments:

  • No assignments due

Week 13: April 9-13

Readings:

  • Editing Digital Video
  • Compressing, Exporting and Sharing Video
Assignments:

  • Premiere Tutorials (F)

Week 14: April 16-20

Readings:

  • Web Accessibility & User Experience
Assignments:

  • Raw Footage & Storyboard (T)
  • Draft Video Story (F)
  • Unit 4 Quiz (F)

Week 15: April 23-27

Readings:

  • none
Assignments:

  • Video Story Feedback (T)
  • Final Video Story (F)
  • Unit 4 Participation Credit (F)

Week 16: Apr. 30-May 4

Readings:

  • none
Assignments:

  • Reflection Blog Post (T)
  • Course Evaluation (F)