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Effective: Summer 2014

Advisory: Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 88, DRAM 86, GID 45, 80, 86, MUS 86 or VART 86.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
2 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter)

Description -
Basic instruction using the computer for emerging media technologies; digital sound, video editing and animation. Emphasis on time-based media and creative problem solving.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the language and characteristics of digital media.
  2. assess form, content and technique when solving problems in a variety of media.
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of digital media computer software.
  4. develop an understanding of aesthetic characteristics of computer generated media, and discernment in their application.
  5. create digital sound, digital video, and animation files for class critique and portfolio presentation.
  6. recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
A lecture room equipped with instructional computer, high resolution color monitor, scanner; software; projection system, sound system, and lighting suitable for listening to audio media and displaying projected media. An integrated or separate facility with student workstation configurations to include hard drives, color monitors, video input and output hardware, audio input and output hardware, mice or electronic drawing tablets, keyboards, scanner, and software.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Digital audio, digital video and animation technologies
    1. History and development of digital media
    2. Contributions by individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
    3. Art and science
  2. Traditional media and computer media
    1. Digital and analog technologies
    2. Digital audio
    3. Digital video
    4. Animation
  3. Software demonstrations and techniques
    1. Digital audio software
      1. Sound capture
      2. Sound editing
      3. Sound recording
    2. Digital video software
      1. Video capture
      2. Video editing
      3. Video recording
    3. Animation with time based rendering software
      1. Image creation
      2. Animate graphics
    4. Techniques, special effects and shortcuts
  4. Hardware Instruction
    1. Digital sound devices
    2. Video digitizing devices
  5. Explore all applications in multicultural American Society
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Completed student projects
  2. Participation in class critiques
  3. Written examinations
Representative Text(s) -
  1. Appropriate software and instructor generated materials

Disciplines -
Commercial Music
Method of Instruction - No content
Lab Content - No content
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content