Digital Media Syllabus

Instructor: Billy Brown
Phone: 841-2001
E-mail: billy.brown@austinisd.org

Course Purpose/Objectives:

1st Semester 

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a book
Adobe Photoshop CS5 classroom in a book is part of the official training series for Adobe graphics and publishing software, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. The lessons are designed to let you learn at your own pace.  If you’re new to Photoshop, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts and features you’ll need to master the program.  If you’ve been using Photoshop for a while, you’ll find that the book also teaches many advanced features.

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The Adobe Photoshop course is a carefully planned, project based course that starts with the basics and progresses to more complicated features of Photoshop. Our project sequence ends with two creative projects that students will enjoy. One being a movie poster for a movie they star in and a DVD cover.

2nd Semester 

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Classroom in a book
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 classroom in a book is part of the official training series for Adobe graphics and publishing software, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. The lessons are designed to let you learn at your own pace. If you’re new to Dreamweaver, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts and features you’ll need to master the program. If you’ve been using Dreamweaver for a while, you’ll find that the book also teaches many advanced features.

Adobe Flash CS5 Classroom in a book
Adobe Flash Professional CS5 provides a comprehensive authoring environment for creating digital animation and interactive Web sites. Flash is widely used to create engaging applications rich in video, sound, graphics, and animation.

Certification
After completing the Adobe Classroom in a Book textbook students will be ready to pass the test to become a certified associate(ACA) in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver CS5. Visit http://www.adobe.com/education/certification-programs.edu.html for more information.

Prerequisite:
None

Text/Materials:
Text: Adobe  Photoshop CS5– Classroom in a Book. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70176-3.
Text: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5– Classroom in a Book. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-57381-0.
Text: Adobe Flash CS5– Classroom in a Book. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70180-0.

The books will be for classroom use only.
Web: www.edulaunch.com – Online Coursework for High School Tech Classes
Software: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, Flash CS5, and Photoshop CS5

Grading System

All grades will be based on exercises and projects completed in class.  Concepts will be taught through daily exercises.  At various times throughout the year, the students will be assigned projects in which they will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned. All assignments are worth 100 points.  Every student is expected to make a 100!

Make-up Work Policy

When students are absent, they should complete their missing assignments within a week of the absence for full credit.  All work will be completed in Room 308. The room will be open everyday in the mornings, both lunches, and after school. Cheating will not be tolerated–zeros will be given on those assignments.

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