Multimedia Publication Syllabus




Mrs. Jennifer Liggan               Jennifer                                                            



Multimedia Design is a one-credit course designed to provide students with hands-on skills involving graphic design, digital photography, Web publishing, and digital video production. No prerequisites required. Students use various hardware peripherals and software for completing documents.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Multimedia Hardware and Software-Course Goals

Students will:

1. Compare types of multimedia, including presentation, desktop publishing, Web page design,

graphic design, digital photography, and digital video use in creating projects.

2. Utilize a variety of input devices for digitizing multimedia information, including digital

camera, video, scanner, Internet downloads, and graphic software.

3. Use a variety of software and equipment to create, modify, and enhance multimedia projects.


Graphic Design-Course Goals

4. Demonstrate appropriate techniques associated with graphic design.

Examples: selecting, resizing, manipulating graphics, changing resolution, restoring,

retouching photographs, correcting color, creating images

5. Utilize precision tools to manipulate images.

Examples: deleting, moving, rotating, setting custom alignment guides, extracting and

applying filters

6. Utilize graphic design software to create business and personal publications.

Examples: newsletters, brochures, business cards, calendars

7. Apply integration principles for importing scanned, digitized graphics and text, tables, charts,

and pictures into a publication.

8. Utilize research results to interpret the impact of media and copyright laws on media


Examples: ethical issues, authenticity

526 Alabama Course of Study: Career and Technical Education


Web Design- Course Goals

9. Explain differences among Web sites, Web pages, and Web browsers.

Identifying Web elements, including hypertext markup language (HTML) tags,

headings, and body

10. Develop interactive Web pages and sites using a variety of component formats, including

HTML, HTML editors, and Web authoring programs.

Examples: components—guest book, forms, hit counter, marquees, hover button,

transition, banner advertisements, navigational schemes

11. Determine the applicable format for converting digital files.

Examples: Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)

Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Music Player 3 (MP3), Tagged Image File

Format (TIFF)

12. Apply knowledge of project management to ensure a quality product.

13. Demonstrate the manipulation of digital image file sizing.

Optimizing resolution for Web and print publications


Career Opportunities-Course Goals

14. Determine career and entrepreneurial opportunities, responsibilities, and educational and

credentialing requirements related to multimedia design.


CTSO- Future Business Leaders of America


There is a $30 fee for the Multimedia Design course. FBLA dues are $15.00.  Checks should be made payable to Southside High School. You may also pay online


Delivery plan and assessment procedures:

Assessments used in this class may include teacher observation, student performances, tests, checklists, scenarios, rubrics, reports, portfolios, journals, projects, classroom activities, and simulations.


Projects may include the following:

  • Career Objective Portfolio (100 points)
  • Employment Portfolio (100 points)
  • Famous Photographer Research Report and Presentation (100 points)
  • Various Collage Projects(100 points)
  • Exhibit Show (100 points)
  • Preparation for Photoshop Credential Exam





Grading Scale:                        A: 90-100

                                                B: 80-89

                                                C: 70-79

                                                D: 60-69

                                                F: 59 and below


Student Credential Preparation:


Adobe Certified Associate or Microsoft Powerpoint is the student credentialing assessment for which students will be preparing upon completion of this course.


Essential Questions:  What criteria should be considered when determining the correct type of software and equipment to be used for photography and publishing? What are the planning stages when photography is concerned? What are the planning stages when designing a publication?


Embedded numeracy anchor assignment- Improve the mathematical level (skills) in a project-based learning environment through technical related activities that fully prepares students for successful transition into a high demand-high wage job in skilled labor in the 21st century workforce. Students will create a budget on Microsoft Excel complete with mathematical formulas of graphic designer’s salary.


Embedded literacy anchor assignment- Improve the reading, writing, and comprehension level (skills) in a project based learning environment through technical related activities that fully prepares students for successful transition into a high demand-high wage job in skilled labor in the 21st century workforce. 

Students will take a career assessment test and use the results to research a college and career of choice in the graphic design/photography field.    They will type the report and present to the class.

Dual enrollment opportunity-  Gadsden State ACE Institute. FAME program with GSCC, Pathways Program with Anniston Army Depot.






Classroom Rules:


Workstations are to kept neat and clean.


Do not write on school, county, or state property.


The academic misconduct policy of the school will be followed in this class.


This handout is provided as a guide for this course.  The teacher retains the right to alter requirements and/or grading procedures by notifying the class of such.





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