Course Number: VDE2460
Term: Spring 2013
Class times: Group 1: 12:30 - 3:20, Group 2: 4:30-7:20
Location: Visual Arts Building, Room 1018B
Description [Download Course Syllabus]: This course will explore the concepts of design for interactive and motion based media. Students will be introduced to the core online and motion design software programs, focusing on Dreamweaver CS6 and After Effects CS5. Students are required to use a sketchbook to develop concepts and storyboards for individual assignments and projects. Over the course of the semester students will develop individual projects using the technical skills and concepts learned in class.
Final Grade will be determined by the following:
- 10% Participation
- 45% Assignments
- 45% Main Project
Assignments/projects are graded on how each student meets the criteria of the particular project or assignment, how much time, effort and creativity went into the project. Students are expected to demonstrate hard work, commitment and show individual improvement and personal growth through the course.
C=Satisfactory (minimum grade needed to advance to the next level)
W=Withdrawal Chosen by the student up to the ninth week of the semester
WF=Withdrawal Failure (assigned by faculty) signifies non attendance and failure to petition for a grade of W. This grade is factored as an "F" in determining a student's GPA.
*This grade is reserved for those cases when a student cannot for reasons beyond his/her control (accident or extreme illness) complete the course obligations. A student must petition the faculty for an incomplete. The work must be completed within four weeks of the beginning of the following semester. (A student on academic probation may NOT elect to receive an incomplete for any course)
Attendence to all classes is expected. There are no acceptable number of absences. Three unexcused absences will result in failure for the class. Two lates are the equivalent of one absence. Leaving a class early is considered equivalent to arriving late.
All assignments and projects are due at the beginning of class.
Three unexcused absences will result in failure. Two lates are the equivalent of one absence. Leaving a class early is the equivalent to arriving late.