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PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Teachers: Mr. Frederick McCarthy and Mr. Kevin Folk

Required Class Materials: Uniform Workshirt, Music Headphones, 1TB (minimum) Portable hard drive 

Standards: A 90%-100%    B 80%-89%    C 70%-79%     D 60%-69%    F < 0%

CMTHS GRADING SYSTEM

 

Knowledge                                          30%

Skill/Application                                  40%

Work Ethic / Employability                  30%

The grading system used by our school is separated into three categories"

  • Knowledge - this can include quizzes, tests, and assessments

  • Skill/Application - focuses on the specific program content being taught. For example students' projects and assessments like creating a movie trailer, taking photographs, editing sound, etc.

  • Work Ethic/Employability - this focuses on the student's attire, attitude toward staff and students, attendance, and professionalism.

REQUIRED STUDENT FORMS

  • Parent and student signatures on the Internet Agreement Form

  • Parent and student signatures on the Student Handbook

Also, you may access the required Emergency Medical Form and Student Contact form on our website www.cmths.org.  Please fill these out and bring them with you to the Required Student and Parent Orientation which usually occurs on the last Wednesday in August.

You may also view, print, and download the student handbook HERE.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES 

 

This course introduces students to the art and science of multimedia technology and requires the use of Adobe Creative Cloud software programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, and Premiere Pro. VSMP students use the Apple Pro Suite of software installed on our MAC lab computers and iPads. In Multimedia Technology, students learn to develop and communicate ideas clearly, and effectively across many media platforms from typography and design to photography, audio, and video. Students create and manage a blog where they will post multimedia assignments and interact with peer students.

In our program, students develop digital media with a purposeful design that emphasizes the story. A digital media perspective involves purposeful design incorporating text, graphics, audio, and video into a cohesive message or story. This requires critical thinking, literacy, and communication proficiency with a heavy emphasis on group interaction and collaboration, including peer-critiques

 

A variety of computer software applications are taught including the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Lightroom, Audition, After Effects, Acrobat, and Media Encoder, as well as Apple Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, WIX, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. In addition, clustered learning experiences are offered in collaboration with Commercial Art & Design as part of the Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications career cluster. Instruction includes training in concept design, video production, television production, audio production, web design, electronic computer imaging, and presentation technology. 

MEDIA USE POLICY

All unit projects produced for this course must be publishable outside academia. This means all images, audio files, and other media that you use in your assignments should either be:

  1. Created by you, or

  2. Shared under a free-to-remix license like the Creative Commons license

If any materials do not meet one of the two criteria stated above, you must be given permission by the copyright holder to use the image or media. You must provide proof of this permission before you turn in your completed assignment. This includes materials produced by someone you know, such as a photo your classmate takes of you at your request.

HOMEWORK & LATENESS POLICY

This program does have homework in the form of responses to questions, critiques of websites, and videos, and prompted questions to promote student learning outside the classroom. Homework will be posted on the class calendar and will be collected via email or Blog posts on the students' personal WIX page.

If homework is late or missed, it must be made up and only partial credit is received. If there is a valid extenuating circumstance, the instructor may offer full credit for the late work on a case-by-case basis.

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