Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
MM 231
Course Title:
Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web
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Course Description

Provides instruction and practice in creating short animations, long-form animations with synchronized sounds, interactive walkthrough animations and navigation controls using multimedia industry standard vector graphics and animations software. Prerequisites: MM 130, MM 140, CAS 175F and CAS 111D or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students who successfully complete this course will develop: animations", vector objects, animated buttons, menu lists and graphics, and more.

Intended Outcomes for the course


 Upon successful completion students will be able to:

Create vectorbased animations and interactive digital products for multiple modes of delivery.
Upload animations and interactive products for global distribution.
Evaluate animations, 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, multimedia," and other educationally sound practices. Other activities will include hands-on utilization of vector and production software. 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, teamwork, and communication skills may also be included.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Project planning



Setting animation key frames

Working with layers

Working with audio

Applying special effects


Publishing projects

Industry standards

Real world applications