New Media

If you are considering a career in music, production, design,  film, photography or all things creative, New Media may be the  program for you! This high-energy, one-year program offers students a chance to explore the many opportunities in this exciting field. 

With the ability to examine the various types of media such as digital design services, sound design, digital film and digital photography, you'll be well on your way to the career you've always dreamed of with your foot in the door to college or additional training.

Students in the program will use state-of-the-art technology, work with real clients and create projects both individually and in teams. You will learn to problem-solve, work independently and learn to mirror industry standards technically and creatively. Field trips, competitions and scholarship opportunities round out the content of this program.

Eligible juniors who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to return for a second year to focus on a specific media of their choice. For the 17-18 school year, this second year opportunity is being held two days per week in the classroom from 3:00-5:30, with some additional online coursework outside of class time.

View the Articulated Credit Sheet for New Media.

New Media Year One Syllabus

Our mission is to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and work habits to excel in their careers and future learning.

Course

New Media – Year 1

National Career Cluster: Arts and Communications
Michigan Career Pathway: Arts and Communications

Instructor(s)

Niki Adams
517.244.1318

Credentials

BA Graphic Design – Spring Arbor College
MA Education CTE – Ferris State University
Michigan Film & Digital Media Advisory Council Member (current)

Types of Credit

  • One full fourth year math credit
  • One full third year science credit
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum:  Visual Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA), one full credit
  • World Language credit

Articulation Agreements

  • Lansing Community College
  • Baker College
  • Davenport University

Special Requirements

Professional Dress for Job Shadow, Mock Interview & Student Showcase Presentation

Program Description

New Media is an introduction to the multiple career opportunities within the arts and communications field. The 1st year program is designed to introduce all students to dierent careers in the Arts & Communications pathway. The 2nd year program is designed for returning students to focus on an area of the careers in arts & communications and portfolio development. Please note, there is a strict NO CELL phone policy for this program.

Universal Learning

The New Media program is committed to universal learning and supporting all students needs. Our classroom space, routines, resources, and interactions will be as inclusive as possible. Treating each other with respect, listening to each other, having an open mind and a willingness to help each other learn is crucial to universal learning.

Course Topics (year 1)

  • Identify Classroom Rules and Procedures
  • Introduction to Graphic Design theories & technology
  • Introduction to Digital Photography theories & technology
  • Introduction to Audio Production theories & technology
  • Introduction to Digital Film Production theories & technology
  • Work Ethics
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Working with clients
  • Job Shadowing
  • Demonstrate Safety
  • Career Exploration
  • Promote Teamwork and Communication
  • Thesis Project and Showing

Course Topics:  (year 2)

  • Portfolio development
  • College research
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Advanced Digital Photography
  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Advanced Digital Film
  • Leadership/Mentoring Skills

Exit Outcomes

Individualized career exploration, through classroom and Work-Based Learning opportunities, relative to the student’s broad and specific occupational interest.

Identification of and support for achieving an individualized Career Path Plan, to include post high school College or vocational training.

Work Based Learning Opportunities

Core of knowledge, skills and work habits to achieve entry level employment and internships in a variety of arts and communications careers.

Identification of and support for achieving an individualized Career Path Plan, to include post high school College or vocational training.

College articulation at LCC (optional).

Grading Policy

  • Grades will be based on a combination of assessments of artistic knowledge, technical skills and work habits.
  • Work habits will be rated by the instructor. These scores will be averaged at the end of the marking period with work habits comprising 35% of the final grade.

Grading Scale

Grade Percent
A 93-100%
A- 90-92%
B+ 87-89%
B 83-86%
B- 80-82%
C+ 77-79%
C 73-76%
C- 70-72%
D+ 67-69%
D 63-66%
D- 60-62%
E 59% & below

Content Media Information

Ingham Intermediate School District (IISD) and Wilson Talent Center (WTC) seeks consent to share and/ or sell work which students’ have produced as part of the New Media Program. Our goal is to share these works with a broader audience and/or sell these works to provide our students with additional

career based experiences. Any proceeds for sales will be retained by the New Media Program and used to help sustain the programs and services oered by the New Media Program. This is not a requirement, so your child’s grade will not be aected either way.

Information

The New Media students will produce various materials and artworks as part of the curriculum of the program. These materials may include physical and/or digital objects and artwork. These materials and images remain the intellectual property of the New Media Program and WTC and with consent may be distributed throughout the facilities of Ingham ISD and WTC, the local districts we serve, the community, and/or websites including retail websites for the purpose of selling said work. Student work may be displayed via print and electronic means, including brochures, websites (school and/or retail), video presentation, and media outlets (e.g., newspapers, T.V. news).

New Media Year Two Syllabus

Our mission is to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and work habits to excel in their careers and future learning.

Course

New Media – Year 1

National Career Cluster: Arts and Communications
Michigan Career Pathway: Arts and Communications

Instructor(s)

Niki Adams
517.244.1318

Credentials

BA Graphic Design – Spring Arbor College
MA Education CTE – Ferris State University
Michigan Film & Digital Media Advisory Council Member (current)

Types of Credit                                           

  • One full fourth year math credit
  • One full third year science credit
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum:  Visual Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA), one full credit
  • World Language credit

Articulation Agreements                    

  • Lansing Community College
  • Baker College
  • Davenport University

Special Requirements

4 hours of work-based learning weekly; Professional Dress for Job Shadow, Mock Interview & Student Showcase Presentation

Program Description

The second year is designed for students to study further in Digital Design & Photography OR Sound Design & Digital Film. The students will build upon the fundamental basic skills (technical & theoretical). The students will develop a strong portfolio along with a process notebook showcasing their problem solving abilities for the creative process. Students will be placed at work-based learning sites to gain real world experience. Students will also have an opportunity to get certified in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will be participating in a course for marketing and social media. Please note, there is a strict NO CELL phone policy during class time.

The second year program is a blended class.  Students are required to complete 4 hours of work-based learning on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Students are required to attend class on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM.

Course Communication

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements will be posted in Google Classroom under “announcements”.  They will Please make certain to check them regularly, as they will contain any important information in regards to assignments, projects, and discussions.

EMAIL

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. In online courses it is normal to have many questions about things that relate to the course, such as clarification about assignments, course materials, or assessments.

REMIND

Please remind text me if you have any questions or concerns. In online courses it is normal to have many questions about things that relate to the course, such as clarification about assignments, course materials, or assessments.

NETIQUETTE

When posting on GoogleClassroom it is important to understand how to interact with another online, netiquette. There will be an assignment pertaining to this topic at the beginning of the course so all have a mutual understanding of behavior online.                

Instructor Contact HourS

On Tuesdays & Fridays:  7:00 AM to 7:45 AM; 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM; 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays:  7:00 AM to 7:45 AM; 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM; 3:15PM to 5:15 PM

Please note, I am always available via remind text at any time after instructor contact hours to help you or answer any questions you may have. Just please remember to contact me via remind text, as this is the quickest way to contact me.

Course Participation Policy

Participation is essential to your success in this class. Work Based Learning attendance is very important You are working and gaining real world experience.

Course Assignments & Projects

The course will be broken down by marking periods. Each marking period, with the exception of the first marking period will go as follows:  Each week a topic will be introduced followed by an assignment(s) related to the topic; assigned tutorials related to the topic; and the final project showcasing knowledge and understanding of topic (this includes theory & technical aspects).

Due dates are provided with the weekly assignments, tasks and projects. Please note, digital film may require additional time affecting a weekly due date.

Tentative weekly schedule

(with the exception of the first couple weeks of school):

  • Topic introduction
  • Assignment(s) associated with the topic
  • Tutorials assigned relevant to topic
  • Project showcasing knowledge and understanding of topic (both theory & technical)

LATE WORK

Late work will not be accepted. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact me by email BEFORE the assignment is due to make alternate arrangements.

Course Topics

  • Learning to be an online learner
  • Identify and practice work habits daily (online & face-to-face class time)
  • Identify work ethics and the practice of work ethics daily (online & face-to-face class time)
  • Identify professionalism in a career setting and practice daily
  • Identify and practice communicating with others daily (online & face-to-face class time)
  • Academics - math; writing; reading technical manuals; oral speech; formal presentations
  • Entrepreneurship skills & practices
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Working with clients
  • Job Shadow
  • Demonstrate Safety
  • Career Exploration
  • Problem-solving (essential to being creative)
  • Selecting one of the four disciplines:  photography, design, sound design, or film continue to build upon technical skills & theoretical skills
  • Portfolio
  • Mock Interview
  • Thesis Project and Presentation at Student Showcase

Exit Outcomes

Individualized career exploration, through classroom and Work-Based Learning opportunities, relative to the student’s broad and specific occupational interest.

Identification of and support for achieving an individualized Career Path Plan, to include post high school college or vocational training.

College articulation

Work Based Learning Opportunities

Core of knowledge, skills and work habits to achieve entry level employment and internships in a variety of arts and communications careers.

Identification of and support for achieving an individualized Career Path Plan, to include post high school College or vocational training.

College articulation at LCC (optional).

Grading Policy

  • Work Habits account for 35% of the student’s final grade. These include the following:  Attendance, Safety, Care & Maintenance of Equipment /Work Area, Good Judgment, Effort, Cooperation, Self-Discipline & Responsibility, Quality of Work, Quantity of Work, Acceptable Dress, Grooming, & Appearance.

Work Habits Rating Scale

Rating Meaning Grade Percent
5 Exceptional A 100%
4 Acceptable for Employment B 87%
3 Acceptable for Classroom C 75%
2 Not Acceptable for Classroom D 55%
1 Not Acceptable for WTC E 0

                               

  • Work habits will be rated by the instructor.  These scores will be averaged at the end of the marking period with work habits comprising 35% of the final grade.
  • Projects account for 30% of the student’s final grade. As a second year, the projects are not graded “quality not yet quality”. It is the student’s responsibility to read the directions of all assignments, projects, tasks, etc. or take notes when the instructor is giving directions. It is also the student’s responsibility to ask questions if they do not understand. Otherwise, the student is implying by not asking questions, they understand.
  • The following will be graded based on the Grade Percentage:
    • Assignments will account for 20% of the student’s final grade
    • Tasks will account for 15% of the student’s final grade
    • Projects will account for 30% of the student’s final grade

Total percentage for grading broken down for each marking period:

  • 35% - Work Habits
  • 30% - Project
  • 20% - Assignments
  • 15% - Tasks

Universal Learning

The New Media program is committed to universal learning and supporting all students needs. Our classroom space, routines, resources, and interactions will be as inclusive as possible. Treating each other with respect, listening to each other, having an open mind and a willingness to help each other learn is crucial to universal learning.

Academic Honesty/Student Conduct

As a student at CACC, you are expected to follow the Career Center’s policies. This means you should not:

  • cheat
  • plagiarize, that is, use another person’s words or ideas as your own without proper documentation
  • let another student login to your MOODLE account

Content Media Information

Ingham Intermediate School District (IISD) and Capital Area Career Center (CACC) seeks consent to share and/or sell work which students’ have produced as part of the New Media Program. Our goal is to share these works with a broader audience and/or sell these works to provide our students with additional career based experiences. Any proceeds for sales will be retained by the New Media Program and used to help sustain the programs and services offered by the New Media Program. This is not a requirement, so your child’s grade will not be affected either way.

Information

The New Media students will produce various materials and artworks as part of the curriculum of the program. These materials may include physical and/or digital objects and artwork. These materials and images remain the intellectual property of the New Media Program and WTC and with consent may be distributed throughout the facilities of Ingham ISD and WTC, the local districts we serve, the community, and/or websites including retail websites for the purpose of selling said work. Student work may be displayed via print and electronic means, including brochures, websites (school and/or retail), video presentation, and media outlets (e.g., newspapers, T.V. news)

Photos from the New Media program . . .

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Music:
"Blue Ska" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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About New Media

1 year program

Offered AM and PM

2nd year option available to qualifying students

Skills Students Leave With:

Computer Graphics

Illustration

Digital Communication

Digital Filming

Digital Photography

Conceptual Design Process

Sound Design