Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree,   Certificate of Achievement
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 1/12/09;12/10/09;1/27/11

1. Description -
Fundamentals of creating storyboards and flowcharts for media projects. Emphasis on technique, concept development and design of storyboards. Exploration of storyboard applications for new media content.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: GID 70; not open to students with credit in GRDS 76.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the language and techniques of storyboards.
  2. produce linear and non-linear storyboards.
  3. demonstrate facility with hand tools and rendering surfaces.
  4. develop an understanding of aesthetic characteristics of storyboards, and discernment in their application.
  5. create storyboards for class critique and portfolio presentation.
  6. recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. lecture room equipped with instructional computer, high resolution color monitor, software; projection system, and lighting suitable for displaying projected media.
  2. An integrated or separate facility with student drawing tables and a light table.
  3. When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities; Email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Storyboarding overview
    1. History and development of storyboards
    2. Contributions by individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
    3. Art and technology
  2. Traditional and contemporary storyboards
    1. Drawing styles and techniques
    2. Representation of content
    3. Flow diagrams
    4. Computer technologies
  3. Applications of storyboards
    1. Linear media
      1. Video
      2. Film
      3. Animation
    2. Non-linear media
      1. Web sites
      2. CDROM
      3. Interactivity
  4. Storyboarding demonstrations and techniques
    1. Hand skills with pen and marker
    2. Duplication techniques
    3. Media choices
    4. Structure
    5. Pacing
    6. Design
    7. Presentation
  5. Explore solutions for diverse cultural audiences
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Completed student projects
  2. Participation in class critiques
  3. Portfolio reviews
7. Representative Text(s) -
Simon, Mark, A. Storyboard: Motion in Art, .3rd ed. Focal Press, 2006

8. Disciplines -
Graphic and Interactive Design
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Electronic discussions/chat, Laboratory, Demonstration.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Drawing storyboards using pencils, pens, water media and paper.
  2. Creating finished storyboard panels.
  3. Rendering finished storyboard panels.
  4. Drawing character and model sheets for storyboards
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly reading assignments from text, online sources and outside written sources include current periodicals,webzines and critical writings on the subject of storyboard drawing.
  2. Writing assignments include critical analysis of both professional and student work with emphasis on understanding the use of line,shape form and color in storyboard drawing.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA and Certificate of Achievement in Graphic & Interactive Design. This course transfers to CSU.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-12 11:28:23

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines