Multimedia Publication Syllabus



Commerce and Information Technology Department

Business Management & Administration Cluster

Business Information Technology Pathway and Program



Mrs. Jennifer Liggan                                                                          



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. Students use various hardware peripherals and software for completing documents.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, cocurricular 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

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

4. Demonstrate appropriate techniques associated with graphic design.

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

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

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

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

credentialing requirements related to multimedia design.



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



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 Porfolio (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 and MOS is the student credentialing assessment for which students will be preparing upon completion of this course. 

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