PCC/ CCOG / MM

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MM 220

Course Number:
MM 220
Course Title:
Multimedia Design II
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Emphasizes design concepts including layout, typography, color theory, and information architecture with the goal of creating interactive designs that balance aesthetics and function. Students participate in "real-world", client focused design projects. Prerequisites: MM 120, MM 130, CAS 175F, and CAS 111D or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The primary goals of this course center on improving interactive design concepts and skills", improving concepts and skills using vector draw programs, and learning to work effectively in a team environment.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:

Design user interfaces using industry standard tools.
Design layouts for interactive multimedia applications utilizing features of information architecture, aesthetics, and human
factors to targeted audiences.
Evaluate digital media designs, identify items for improvement," and implement changes.

Course Activities and Design

Course material will be presented in a lecture format. This course is designed to maximize learning through the use of strategies such as outcome based instruction", collaborative learning, contextual application and performance based assessment. Lecture material will consist of discussion, diagrams, images, multimedia," and other educationally sound practices. Other activities will include hands-on utilization of graphic software and hardware . Demonstration and handout materials will be provided.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment is designed to indicate achievement of the course outcome and performance tasks. The instructor will outline the methods used to assess student progress and the criteria for assigning a grade at the beginning of the course. Assessment will be based upon a combination of in-class participation", attendance, examinations, and quality of the multimedia project(s). Determination of problem solving skills, team work, and communication skills may also be included.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Project planning

Terminology

Media layout,

Typography,

Color theory

Information architecture