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Advanced Web Animation and Multimedia I

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ART 268

       Course Name: Advanced Web Animation and Multimedia I

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 6 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

ART 259

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course covers current major animation techniques used in web design and development. Content includes the development of effective animation design within the limitations of the online web medium and methods of using digital sound and video to complement visual graphics in web page designs.

IV.   Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate awareness of the importance of the appearance of multimedia in web page design.
2. Create effective multimedia for the web.
3. Apply the basic principles of animation to web design.
4. Integrate animation and sound for effective web design.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A. Principles of Animation Art
    
B. HTML5 Elements and Animation

C. CSS Principles and the new CSS3 Properties

D. JavaScript Fundamentals and the jQuery Library

E. Flash Fundamentals and Actionscript 3.0

F. Video and Audio in HTML5 and in Flash

VII.  Methods of Instruction

This course will be taught using a combination of lecture, demonstration, presentation and hands-on studio time at the College’s computer workstations.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

1. Attend all classes and lab sessions
2. Attend all critiques with completed work
3. Complete all artwork by due date
4. Maintain professional attitude

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

A. Flash Drive, portable hard drive or CD’s
B. Pad of sketch paper (12” x 18” to 18” x 24”)

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

The final grade will be based upon the following elements and their weights

    1. Quizzes 15%
    2. Attendance and Participation 15%
    3. Final Exam 20%
    4. Projects 50%

XI.   Other Course Information

Open lab times will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.