Multimedia Design

Multimedia Design

Natalie Strickland, Instructor

Sardis High School



Course Description/Goals


Multimedia Design is a one-credit course designed to provide students with hands-on skills involving graphic design, digital photography, Web publishing, and digital video production. Students use various hardware peripherals and software for completing documents.


Career and technical student organizations are integral, cocurricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Students will master the following concepts:



Multimedia Hardware and Software

Graphic Design

Web Design

Career Opportunities




The Future Business Leaders of America, a curricular component of the Business/Marketing program, is the national organization for all students in high school institutions currently enrolled in business programs. The activities of the FBLA enhance classroom instruction, develop leadership skills, and provide opportunities for professional growth and service. Students are encouraged to join the Sardis Chapter of the FBLA. Dues are $20.00 per year.


Instructional Philosophy


It is imperative that students learn to apply knowledge, skills, and ideas to solve problems and make decisions. A variety of teaching techniques (Self-Paced Tutorials, Software Applications, Project-Based Learning, Online Learning, Lecture/PowerPoint Presentations, Group Studies that promote teamwork, Application of Knowledge and Skills through FBLA Activities, etc.) will be used to integrate these critical thinking skills into the curriculum. These performance and outcome-based measurements address the acquisition of individual knowledge and skills. The development of these skills along with the mastery of Multimedia Design concepts will prepare students for placement in entry-level business/office occupations. Therefore, students will be equipped to make a successful transition from school to the business world and society.


Grading Procedures


Grades earned in Career Preparedness will be determined on a strictly numeric basis. The average will be derived from the following criterion:


  • Unit/Lesson Test (Objective)
  • Production Test/Jobs
  • Lesson Review Activities
  • Lesson Summary Activity (Working)
  • Special Project Based Assignments
  • End of Term Test


    The nine-week average is calculated by determining a numerical value for each assignment. All points for the grading period are totaled to find the points possible. Student’s grades are determined by adding the points earned and dividing by total points possible.


    A student’s term average is calculated by combining the two nine week averages with an end of term test.


    Etowah County Board of Education policies on grading and attendance will be followed.




  • Kuder Career Assessment, Planning, and Development Services
  • Remind messaging service
  • Edmodo social learning platform for class to connect and collaborate and share content
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Advanced and Post Advanced Textbook
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Adobe Photoshop




There is a $20 fee for Multimedia Design. This fee is for the maintenance of computer equipment, the purchase of toner for the printer, and replacement of equipment as necessary.


Make-Up Work


***It is the student’s responsibility to show excuse and request any assignments/tests missed during their absence.





Parent/Guardian ___________________________________________     Date _____________________




Student __________________________________________________     Date _____________________