Multimedia 1 – CPA program course
In California, this course has program status for fine arts (f) as a California Partnership Academies (CPA) a-g course. CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status a-g course to their school's official course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE. In this course students will acquire knowledge and skills in graphic development and manipulation, basic video and desktop multimedia production, project planning, beginning web design, animation, interactive authority and critical analysis of student and professional multimedia work. Students will learn to create multimedia stories, messages and imagery using (and combining) film, text, visual effects, graphics, animation, special effects, and sound. Author: Mark Rousseau, Richmond Media Academy. For more info on trainings please contact Patricia Clark, Director of Teaching and Learning at CCASN: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives
1. Examine historic and modern multimedia and explore the relationships between artistic medium, artistic design, communication, and communication systems, especially as they relate to multimedia.
2. Evaluate the use of artistic and design principles in media projects; identify underlying relationships when used in multimedia; analyze different perspectives; synthesize existing ideas; create new ideas; and use knowledge and skills to solve design and communication problems.
3. Find and use appropriate research material to solve personal questions concerning multimedia material and its social, historical and artistic implications.
4. Develop skills necessary to effectively interpret and discuss the complex meanings and social impact of multimedia and use knowledge to develop material that reflects ideas and vision.
5. Demonstrate the writing, planning and technical skills necessary to express ideas that can be developed into a professional quality multimedia production which incorporates appropriate graphics, sound, text, animation and/ or video.
Description of Activities
This course was developed by a CPA teacher for CPA/CTE teachers.
Students will acquire knowledge and skills in graphic development and manipulation, basic video and desktop multimedia production, project planning, beginning web design, animation, interactive authority and critical analysis of student and professional multimedia work. Students will learn to create multimedia stories, messages and imagery using (and combining) film, text, visual effects, graphics, animation, special effects, and sound.
The course is structured so as to engage students in problem solving, analytical thinking and multimedia and artistic conceptual development. Students will understand and appreciate the multifaceted nature of communication and design and will incorporate that knowledge into multimedia production, exhibition and written work. Students will demonstrate an understanding of media by comparing and contrasting the style and impact of historic media genre (both domestic and international) with modern multimedia. In addition, students will produce a variety of multimedia presentations as well as a multimedia portfolio that demonstrate their mastery of specific California Visual and Performing Arts standards and their growth over time.
Culminating Activity and/or Assessment
Students create a multimedia portfolio of their work, and develop a multimedia showcase with their peers. Families, teachers, and industry professionals are invited to the showcase.
Instructional Materials Needed
Texts: Introduction to Multimedia, Glencoe
Movies and Methods Volume I and II, Nichols, Bill , ed., Berkeley, University of
Film History: An Introduction, Thompson, Kristin and Bordwell, David
Hardware and/or software to present video / multimedia material to students; Internet access; basic production equipment and software (digital still and video cameras, audio recording equipment, computers with editing software, etc.)
Instructional Materials Provided
Cost: No cost.
Curriculum type: Course
Academic subject areas: Visual and Performing Arts; Career-Technical Education
States' Career Clusters: Arts, Audio-Video Technology, Communications
California Industry sector(s): Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Duration: one year
Grade Targets: 10, 11, 12
Levels of Expertise for CTE: Concentration/Skill building, Introductory
Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, NGSS, C3 or CTE Standards provided
Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status a-g course to their school's official a-g course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE.
Organization/Publisher: California Partnership Academy (CPA)
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