Course Syllabus

Fall 2019

CS 74.11- Introduction to Digital Media is a full semester class that provides an essential foundation for the student interested in learning interactive media and web design programs in addition to video and serious game design. Using industry standard photographic editing, web design, animation and presentation software, students will create a basic composite digital media presentation in Dreamweaver that includes text, graphics, animation, video, and sound.

This class is required for all Digital Media certificates that focus on digital media content development including audio, video, game design, web multimedia.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify current trends within the digital media industry and appropriate career opportunities.
  • Create and display an integrated digital media portfolio on a website.


Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Discuss current trends in the digital media industry.
  2. Research and determine career opportunities in Digital Media.
  3. Identify, create, edit, and display various digital file formats in text, graphics, animation, video, and audio.
  4. Create an online digital multimedia presentation using image editing, drawing, animation, audio, video and web authoring programs.

My Teaching Style

I am committed to student success. My style is to present information and ideas, encourage conversation, and then apply the knowledge. I respond to emails within 48 hours.

What does it take to be Successful?

I would like to share Angela Duckworth's theory of GRIT on what it takes to be successful in ANY endeavor:

  1. Interest- You MUST be passionately interested in what you are doing.
  2. Deliberate practice- Cultivating the habits necessary for success include a lot of repetition, whether you feel like doing it or not.

For this class you need to:


Based on years of prior data 20% of you will not complete this class. Save yourself some time. Can you cultivate the practices listed above? You will need them. 

Instructor Schedule

Fall 2019 Schedule
Subject Section Times Location
CS 50A Web Development 1 1373, 1376 9:00 am-10:00 am Online- Meeting ID 224-427-1350
CS 74.11 Intro to Digital Media 0492, 1556 10:30 am-12:00 pm Online- Meeting ID 224-427-1350
Online Office Hours 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Online- Meeting ID 224-427-1350
Office Hours 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Room 2933, Maggini Hall, SR
CS 50A Web Development 1 2310 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm Room 2923, Maggini Hall, SR
Office Hours 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm PC 246, Call Bldg., Petaluma
CS 74.11 Intro to Digital Media 0691 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm PC 246, Call Bldg., Petaluma

Instructor Contact

  • Jeffrey Diamond
  • Email:
  • Phone: (707) 527-4990
  • I respond to emails within 48 hours.

Course Web Site

Students will use the Canvas course website for assignment instructions, submitting assignments, viewing classmates' work, sharing resources, and viewing grades.

Required Materials

In addition, you will need:

Required Instructional Materials

  • Access to digital camera or smartphone and cloud storage 
  • Earphones or headphones for online participation
  • Access to the Internet for all hyperlinks (underlined blue text) and video links.

Dropping the Class

If you decide to discontinue this course, it is your responsibility to officially drop it. A student may be dropped from any class when that student's absences exceed ten percent (10%) of the total hours of class time. It is strongly advised that if you need to miss more than one class/homework deadline in a row that you contact the instructor to avoid being dropped from the class.


  • Students must either attend the lecture live according to the schedule OR watch the recordings available from the Class Recordings link within the Canvas navigation links on the left.
  • Students who fail to log on and initiate participation by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time of the first day of the class may be dropped by the instructor.

Pass‐No Pass (P/NP)

You may take this class P/NP. You must decide before the deadline, and add the option online with TLC or file the P/NP form with Admissions and Records. With a grade of C or better, you will get P.

You must file for the P/NP option by the date list on the SRJC website. Once you decide to go for P/NP, you cannot change back to a letter grade. If you are taking this course as part of a certificate program, you can probably still take the class P/NP. Check with a counselor to be sure.

Instructor Announcements and Q&A Forum

The instructor may post announcements on the “Instructor Announcements” page in Canvas. Canvas notifies students according to their preferred Notification Preferences. A “Q&A Forum” is also available as a pinned Discussion to ask for assistance from your classmates or of the instructor.

Late Policy

All assignments are due at 11:59 PM the night before your class. Late submissions will receive a 10% penalty per week late with a MAXIMUM of two weeks late. You MUST email me to let me know you have submitted a late assignment.


There will be online midterm and final exams. The material comes from the textbook, class lectures and supplemental materials. If any exam is missed, a zero will be recorded as the score. It is your responsibility to take the exams by the due date.

Grading Policy

Grades are based on the following distribution:

  • Exams and Quizzes = 32% of final grade total
  • Discussions= 10%
  • Homework = 58%

Click the “Grades” link in Canvas to keep track of your grades. I grade once a week and post grades and comments in the Canvas grade book.

Grades will be assigned as follows:



90 points or more



80 to 89.9 points



70 to 79.9 points



60 to 69.9 points

For Pass/No pass you need at least 70% of the total class points and complete the midterm exam and the final exam to pass the class.

Standards of Conduct

Students who register in SRJC classes are required to abide by the SRJC Student Conduct Standards. Violation of the Standards is basis for referral to the Vice President of Student Services or dismissal from class or from the College. See the Student Code of Conduct page.

Collaborating on or copying of tests or homework in whole or in part will be considered an act of academic dishonesty and result in a grade of 0 for that test or assignment. Students are encouraged to share information and ideas, but not their work. See these links on Plagiarism:
SRJC Writing Center Lessons on avoiding plagiarism
SRJC's policy on Academic Integrity

Special Needs

Every effort is made to conform to accessibility standards for all instructor-created materials. Students should contact their instructor as soon as possible if they find that they cannot access any course materials. Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disability Resources (527-4278). Students with hearing impairments should contact the instructor if alternative assignments are needed.

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