• Digital Media



    Instructor: Mrs. Lynette Nel

    Email: lnel@hisd.com

    Phone Number: (903) 668-5990 ext. 4078

    Computer Lab H119


    Course Description:

    Students will analyze and assess current and emerging technologies, while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and resolve a problem. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and critical thinking and apply them to the information technology (IT) environment.


    Course Objectives:

    • The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry.
    • Identify employment opportunities in the information technology field with a focus in the area of digital media.
    • Use emerging technologies to exchange and gather information and resources.
    • Able to comply with standard practices that meet legal & ethical responsibilities.
    • Analyze and apply design and layout principles in digital media.
    • Design and create digital graphics.
    • Demonstrate appropriate use of digital photography equipment, digital graphics, video equipment, audio equipment, and animation.
    • Uses appropriate project management in the creation of digital media projects.
    • Deploy digital media into print, web-based, and video products.


    Assessment Plan:

    60% Tests/Projects                                                                                                                                                  

    40% Daily/Quiz


    Grading Scale:

    A 90-100 Exceeds Expectation

    B 80-89 Meets business standards and expectation

    C 70-79 Passing grade but does not meet some standards

    F Below 70 Failing, does not meet minimum standard




    • Intro to Illustrator: Vectors, Rasterizing on different projects
    • Intro to Photoshop: Various activities using Photoshop tools
    • Intermediate Photoshop: Learning to build layers and grouping


    • Advanced Photoshop: Use different effects on photos, create Short Film
    • Intro. To Premiere: Learn tools to create documentaries, etc.
    • Software Technical Skills: Video & Audio combined into film
    • Intro to After Effects: Learn how to animate text, use special effects and filters


    Keeping in line with CTE Dept policy,

     Business and Technology Team will uphold the following:


    CTE Dept Grading Policies


    Make-up Work

    Students are responsible for obtaining all missed work and for coordinating a due date with teacher. Zeros are not acceptable.


    Daily Grade

    On-time = 100% available

    Late (assignment turned in anytime after due date in a 9 week grading period) = 70% available (highest grade possible)

    **failure to turn in late/missing assignments before the end of a 9 week grading period will result in a zero remaining in the gradebook


    Test Grade

    First attempt = 100% available

    Retest = 70% available

    **only ONE re-test is allowed during each 9 week grading period; re-test should be completed within one week. STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE to schedule time to re-test with the teacher


    Project Grades

    On-time = 100% available

    Late (turn in anytime in 9 weeks) = 80% available

    **late projects will be completed outside of class time (homework/tutorials)


    IMPORTANT: any zeros remaining in the gradebook result in student losing FINAL exam exemption despite good grade/attendance