DES 461 Multimedia II :: International Academy of Design & Technology

Course Overview

Complete Syllabus

Class Meetings Wednesday and Thursdays, 9:30am-noon
Session Term 4 2012
Instructor Dawn Pedersen
Email [email protected]
Phone 916-320-1371

Course Description

In this course, students will develop interactive applications for distribution through a variety of media using integrated audio, video, graphic, and textual content.

Performance Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explore the variety and use of image formats in the design industry, and apply terminology and techniques used by design professionals as exemplified through classroom discussions and project development
  • Discuss the technology used to design interactive media, and apply design skills in the creation of classroom projects
  • Develop basic interactive applications that can be output in a variety of media formats
  • Prepare thumbnail sketches and storyboards that demonstrate application layout, design, and use; and integrate audio, video, graphic, and textual content within these applications using consistent motifs
  • Review and critique application design and use during classroom presentations

Course Prerequisite

DES 361 Multimedia I & DES 145 Digital Imaging I

Required Text

Chun, Russell. Flash Professional CS5 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide.
Peachpit Press. 2010. ISBN-10 0321720342


Recordable media (such as a Flash drive)

Course Outline & Assignments

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assignments not completed in class will be assigned as homework. This schedule may change based on class experience and instructor’s discretion.

Week Class Dates Topic Assignment Summary File Name Points Due Date
1 10/17/12
Introduction and Review Nursery Rhyme rhyme.fla 65 10/24/12
2 10/24/12
Building Complexity Complex Motion Tweens 60 10/31/12
3 10/31/12
Drawing Illustrations Mouse mouse-drawing.fla 10 11/07/12
Bird bird-drawing.fla 10
Rabbit rabbit-drawing.fla 15
My Illustration my-illustration.fla 25
4 11/07/12
Animating a Character Walk Cycle walk-cycle.fla 65 11/14/12
5 11/14/12
Working with Video My Rotoscope rotoscope.fla 65 11/21/12
MIDTERM PROJECT midterm.fla 150
6 11/21/12
[No class on 11/22/12]
Website Navigation Basic Website 65 11/28/12
7 11/28/12
Controlling Multiple Timelines Entheos Website 85 12/12/12
8 12/05/12
Controlling Multiple Timelines (cont.)
9 12/12/12
Adobe Edge Animate Edge Animate Tutorials 50 12/19/12
Preproduction Sketches and Notes 55
10 12/19/12
Final Project Lab FINAL PROJECT final.fla 250 12/20/12
Attendance * 10 Weeks 100