Forrest City Junior High
Digital Media Syllabus
Loretta J. Wilburn
Welcome to Digital Media!!! This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of graphic design (desktop publishing). Students will learn to use type/fonts, layout, balance, color and other design elements to produce quality advertisements, brochures, newsletters, calendars, business cards and other documents on computers. Students will also have the opportunity to learn some of the different aspects of video production, broadcast journalism, and media literacy. This will be a hands-on experience that will include working with professional equipment, mobile technology, and school computers/laptops. You will learn the process of scriptwriting, storytelling, and editing.
Course Materials Needed:
Composition Book (Journal)
2 Spiral Notebooks
3 Inch Binder
Paper (College Or Wide Ruled)
Dividers For Binder
If you are absent for any reason, it is your responsibility to find out what work has been missed. You have one week to complete missing assignments without points being deducted. After a week, any work that’s made up will include 5 point deduction per week until turned in.
Class Participation Policy:
You will earn 10 points a day for class participation.
Being to class on time
Involvement in class discussions/group work
Being on task
Exhibiting good class behavior
100 – 95% = A 76 – 73% = C
94 – 90% = A- 72 – 70% = C-
89 – 87% = B+ 69 – 67% = D+
86 – 83% = B 66 – 63% = D
82 – 80% = B- 62 – 60% = D-
79 – 77% = C+ Less Than 60% = F
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