Digital Media Capstone
Indian River State College
Instructor: Walt Hines
The primary goal of this course is to have the student participate in business practice in which they interact with professionals in the execution of the marketing, design, advertising or communications goal of a company. The interaction and direct contact with managers, art directors, designers, production, or advertising personnel is critical in the understanding of business practices. Through these experiences, our students are better prepared for the daily operations of marketing and design companies who need experienced personnel with the best qualifications to fit their company.
The student must complete 40 hours of work in the capstone project. They are expected to understand the company’s business practices and perform the required duties with a professional attitude, show up at the required time, take instruction and perform all duties by the required deadline.
Program Learning Outcome
Communicate effectively orally, in writing and through visual media.
Assessment of Program Learning Outcome
Assessment of a numerical grade (0-100) will be recorded based on the goals of participation in the capstone project with the specified company
1. To create design solutions with visual continuity.
2. To follow procedures and instruction on a daily basis as required by the company
3. To use the design process in the execution of projects.
4. To develop teamwork in executing projects.
5. To use software as a vehicle of creative problem solving.
6. To develop a design vocabulary in explaining and defending visual solutions.
7. To develop a sense of management skills in overseeing a professional problem.
8. To make refinements when necessary in completing goals.
9. To develop the seeing, thinking, observing, executing skills in design solutions.
10. To communicate with clarity and precision.
11. To make use of technology to organize, acquire and convey information
It is imperative that you attend every class session to be able to receive the most benefit for this course. An absence is excused if you provide evidence that you had to miss class for reasons beyond your control. If you miss more that five classes you
will receive a grade of “F” for the course. There is a standard attendance policy now for the Digital Media and Graphic Design Technology programs. Constant lateness and leaving class early without an excuse will drastically reduce your grade or result in failure for the class. It would be wise to inform me by e-mail about why you are missing - it’s your responsible to keep your instructor aware of any problems attending and why! It is also your responsibility to keep up with assignments.
Grades will be determined by
• Execution of criteria within the specific project
• Creativity, composition, color and continuity
• Design process and execution
• Working attitude
• Completed professional projects
Failure to complete the projects will result in a incomplete or failing grade at the end of the term.
Office hours are arranged by appointment in V428,
Kight Center. The instructor can be reached by telephone at 772 462-7918 or by email: email@example.com
A wide variety of instructional methods are used to provide students with meaningful learning experiences. These include:
• Verbal advice for the procedures of working within the design and business environment
Online at http://www.weebly.com/weebly/main.php and Blackboard
Indian River State College is not responsible for your data storage – you are responsible for all of your projects, files and images, typefaces and class material.
Student Standards of Conduct
Indian River State College is dedicated to the advancement
of knowledge and learning, and to the development of responsible personal and social conduct. By enrolling at IRSC, a student assumes
the responsibility for knowing and abiding by the rules of appropriate behavior as articulated in the Student Standards of Conduct. The primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment rests with
Faculty may direct students who engage in inappropriate behavior that results in disruption of a class to leave the class. Such students may
be subject to other disciplinary action, which may include a warning, withdrawal from class, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college. Please read the Student Standards of Conduct in the current IRSC Student Handbook.