Digital Media Arts Syllabus

Welcome to Digital Media Arts


Mrs. Maxey


Course DescriptionThe middle school digital media class will introduce students to video storytelling, graphic design, and animation.

Recommended Supplies:

  • Earbuds, flashdrive

·  Students may use their own technology devices (ex iPhones, etc.) if they choose to do so and a Technology Use form is completed prior to use.


iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate

CTE Pathway: Great Oak High School offers a Career and Technical Education pathway in both video production and graphic design.  This class is an introduction to these pathways.


·  Students will create storyboards and write scripts.

·  Students will learn the basics of digital and video camera usage,

·      Students will be expected to work as a productive member of their team and will be responsible for their portion of all assigned digital media. projects.


Grading Policy:




Grading Scale

Activities and Projects: Completion of all activities or projects as assigned individually or as a team



90% - 100% = A

80% - 89%  = B

70% - 79%  = C

60% - 69%  = D

0% - 59%  = F


Class Work: Notes and required documentation for projects


Quizzes and Tests: informal and formal assessments of student progress.



ü Rules: This class will require students to work independently AND collaboratively.  Additionally, this class requires that students occasionally work outside of the classroom setting in order to capture video of school

wide events.


I______________________________(Print Student’s name) agree to prevent harm to myself or others and will keep from damaging equipment or wasting supplies. I will follow all rules and procedures of the class as well as take part in equipment usage and safety training. ________________ Student Initials

I will be advised of the safety rules as related to the equipment that will be used in this lab. I will never use equipment until I have learned how to use them properly and been given permission from my instructor.  ________________ Student Initials

I will report any accident to my instructor immediately and accept his/her decision regarding any and all minor and/or major damages to equipment.

________________ Student Initials

I will be respectful to myself, my classmates, and all equipment.

________________ Student Initials

 I will assist with clean up after each class period and promise to not leave trash around computers or equipment. I will sign out/sign in all equipment

________________ Student Initials

I agree to abide by the district’s acceptable computer use agreement. This includes using the internet, computers, and software, in a safe manner. I understand that violation of the district’s policy will result in my being banned from using a computer.

________________ Student Initials

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I give my consent for my (son/daughter) to take part in the Video Production/Digital Media class. This agreement means that I understand all the above conditions and agree to them. I give my permission for my child to operate all computers, equipment, and supplies to carry out the requirements of the class. If your child would like to use his/her own equipment, please return the BYOD (bring your own device) form as well.

______________________________ Parent Signature

_____________________________________ Signature Email address

_______________________________ Phone Numbe