ART 264 A: Flash Site Design
Spring Semester 2010
Prereq: ART 263; Recomm: ART 265
Room S212 Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Instructor: David Longey. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413)221-0130
This course will provide instruction in using Adobe software on a Mac platform. Hands-on, project-based instruction and individual project creation are the means by which students will learn, and be accredited.
Each student will build web sites with dynamic content and optimized delivery.
Last, but not by any means the least, it will encourage you towards creative approaches in successful website authoring, giving special thought to the integration of art and logistics as they support the site's purpose.
Each student will create a personal website using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash, and Adobe Photoshop, as well as other assorted software programs.Each student will be expected to;
• Show steady involvement in the course materials
• Learn to use the current versions of these software programs at a foundation level: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash
• Integrate HTML, Flash, Actionscript, CSS, Quicktime, & Java behaviors into a functional, user-friendly website
• Strive for aesthetic clarity, and designs that compliment the content of your sites
• Establish a foundation for further growth of your skills
Means of Instruction
• Lecture and presentations regarding design concepts
• Class group instruction in use of software
• Web tutorials
• Individualized help with final projects
• Individual and group discussion and critique of projects
• A USB ‘thumbdrive, or USB 2 and/or Firewire external hard drive
• Outside-class time spent practicing weekly mateiral & completing projects
Optional: Students may use their own laptops provided the software being taught in the course is installed.
Handouts and web-based materials
Midterm exam, random quizzes.
•Final project, Means of Evaluation
Your grade will be based on the completion and posting to the internet of your final project. Criteria includes:
• Effective visual communication and aesthetic awareness.
• Full functionality, optimization, and clarity in site construction..
• Practically applied examples of the materials covered and tested on: including,
• File type recognition and proper usage.
• Correct HTML and CSS usage.
• Created and edited bitmap images used correctly in your project.
• Created and edited Flash content used correctly in your project.
• Correct use of Actionscript and Behaviors to optimize web delivery and initiate dynamic web functions.
• Uploading of finished website to server
•Attendance & Class Participation
Class attendance is mandatory. You will be expected to present work on time and meet with me to report on your progress at least 4 times over the semester.
All students are encouraged to be forthcoming; If you're falling behind in the coursework, ask for help right away!
Persistent no-shows or failure to complete projects will result in automatic academic withdrawl. Inattentiveness in class will not be tolerated- chatboards, games, and other unrelated computer activities are forbidden during class sessions.
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Spring 2010 schedule
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