Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
2 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 84 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab: 2
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: InactiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2005

1. 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.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 88, DRAM 86, GID 45, 80, 86, MUS 86 or VART 86.

2. 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.
3. 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.

4. 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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Completed student projects
  2. Participation in class critiques
  3. Written examinations
7. Representative Text(s) -
  1. Appropriate software and instructor generated materials

8. Disciplines -
Commercial Music
9. Method of Instruction - No content
10. Lab Content - No content
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 - No content
13. Need/Justification - No content

Course status: Inactive
Last updated: 2014-02-27 10:38:48

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines