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Notre Dame University – Louaize Faculty of Humanities Department: Mass Communication

Fall 2011-12

COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation Syllabus ; 3 cr.
Taught by Office Hours / Contact

Joyce Tawk Joyce Tawk

Sec B Sec C

TTH 08:00-09:30 TTH 11:00-12:30

Part-Timers Office , Faculty Humanities (By appointment) or jtawk@ndu.edu.lb

1 Course Description This course Computer graphics is a branch of computer science that deals with the creation of visual images using a computer. It's a world of design and production. At the end of this course students will have the ability to master 2D animation techniques and concept, as well as communicating or marketing them through the use of animation, and video. 2 Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, and as a result of the activities and study in this course, the students should be able to accomplish the following:  To work on Adobe Photoshop  To work on Adobe After Effects 3. Teaching Methodology and Techniques This course relies on lectures by the professor for every session; the students will then be required to work on his computer and exercise the lesson that has been explained and discuss their wrapping up within small groups as well as whole class discussions. 4. Required Text Book/s Adobe Photoshop Adobe After Effects 5. Resources Available to Students  Library Resources: NDU Library is open to students to help you in all your research and class work. Qualified personnel are available to help you.  Writing Center: The Writing Center provides assistance to all students who wish to discuss their writing with a trained consultant. The Center is located in HA 114. An appointment is required.  Blackboard (bb) Software: If you are not familiar with the Blackboard system, it is recommended to attend a training session at the University Computer Services in order to know how to use the Blackboard system to enrich the academic communication with your instructor and your colleagues  Smart Rooms, Design Studios, Photography Studio & Dark Room(s), CAD Computer Workshop, Mackintosh Lab. (DCS), Textile & Ceramics Labs, Wood/Metal Workshop, Design Office, etc

6. Grading and Evaluation Tasks Participation & preparation (Practice) Class work Exam 1 (Photoshop) Exam 2 (After Effects) Project1 (Photoshop) Project2 (After Effects) Final Project (Photoshop + After Effects) Total

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10 Session 3 Oct.2010 Assignment Sept. -Introduction to the course -Explaining the content Sep 29 Week 1 Oct. regardless of the course and topic. proper terminology.4-7 T-F Week 2 Oct. 13 Oct. and correct use of quotations. 7. footnotes. Writing Across the Curriculum NDU considers that knowledge of a subject is both oral and written. and references. Mastering the knowledge of a certain course means acquiring the ability to write on subjects related to that subject matter. 17 Session 5 Th F M Oct.Fall 2011 COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation 3 cr. Course Schedule Date Sep 21-23 Day M-F % Time 8:00-12:30/1:304:00 Important Dates Registration period Registration for new students Classes begin Application for sibling grant Late Registration (Classes are in session) Drop and Add (classes are in session) Orientation sessions for new students Opening ceremony for the academic year 2009 .m. 27 Sep 27-Oct 5 M T T-W 8:00-12:30/1:30-4:00 7:30a. 12 M T W -Photoshop: The interface -Application -Tools -Panels -Keyboard -Custom -Screen mode -General knowledge about all Adobe extensions Oct. 14 Week 3 Oct. 11 Oct. 26 WEEK 0 Sep. Writing a research/term paper requires the appropriate command of language skills. 18 Session 6 T -Photoshop and Adobe Bridge -Basic Settings -Zooming -Resizing -Canvas -Rotate -Colors -Brushes -History -Saving -Creating COA 475 F10 2/8 . 3 Th M 8:00-12:30 1:30-4:00 8:00-12:30 1:30-4:00 -Introduction to the material of the course -General knowledge about all Adobe extensions Oct.

31 Session 9 Th F M -Photo Manipulation: cropping. clone. modifying. curves Nov. limiting masks. 4 Nov. multiple. 26 T W Layers: creating. 13 Nov. 1 Session 10 Nov. 3 Nov. quick select. healing. 2 Nov. smart object. 28 Week 5 Oct. straighten. magnetic -Background eraser. 20 Oct. working. color range. 19 Oct. locking. color correct. scaling -Photo adjustments: histogram.Fall 2011 COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation 3 cr. merged -Shapes -Masking -Blend modes Oct. shad highlights. Saving selection -Project 1 : Selections Oct. 9 Session 12 T W Th F S-T All Saints’ Day -Hue Sat. adjust. 11 Week 7 Nov. transform. 21 Week 4 Oct. 6-8 WEEK 6 Nov. 27 Oct. refining. W -Selections: geometric. levels. quick mask. 25 Session 8 Oct. 10 Nov. -Eyes -Shape -Soften -Painting: Brushes Panels -Fill -Recolor -Gradient Nov. vibrance. patching. paragraph text. black\white -toning tools -Noise -Sharpen -Test1 -Correcting Test1 Al-Adha: Holiday W -Photo Retouching: spot healing. 24 Session 7 Th F M Oct. warp COA 475 F10 3/8 . 14 Session 13 Th F M T -Text: point text. limit clipping.

m. 25 Nov. -Special Effect: Layer Style. copy.m. new style.-4:00p. 24 Th Nov. 18 Week 8 Nov. photo merge.m. 30 T W -Layers and Compositions -Adding -Panels -Layers -Aligning -Nesting -Markers -Timeline -Managing -Cleaning -Timecode -Keyframes Dec 1 Dec. 5 Th M 8:00a. 26 Week 9 Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Th F M T W -After Effects: Interface -overview -workspaces -Project -Importing -Bridge -Alpha -Sequences -Organizing Deadline for Spring and Summer 2011 Incomplete grades Hijra New Year: Holiday Independence Day:Holiday Nov. 6 Session 17 T 8:00a. smart filters.-4:00p. drop shadow. Advising Period for Spring 2012 -Basic Principles Animation -Helpers -Easing -Sketching -Wiggler COA 475 F10 4/8 . 22 Nov. Advising Period for Spring 2012 Ashoura: Holiday -Previewing -Selecting -Position -Opacity -Scale -Rotation -Anchor Point -Work -Navigator -Shortcuts Week 10 Dec. group -Output *Nov. 16 W -Combining Images: Auto blend. 28 F Sat M 4:00 p.m. 21 Nov. filter gallery *Nov.Fall 2011 COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation 3 cr.m. Nov 29 Nov.

7 Session 18 W 8:00a.m. 23 Jan. -Smoother Dec.m. 23 Dec.4 Jan.m. 22 Dec. stretch Jan. blur. -Motion Path -Graph -Shape Layer Dec.-4:00p.m.-4:00p. Advising Period for Spring 2012 Advising Period for Spring 2012 Advising Period for Spring 2012 Advising Period for Spring 2012 Advising Period for Spring 2012 Dec. 1 WEEK 13 Jan. 2 Session 23 T W Th F F Sun. Christmas Mass Christmas vacation begins Christmas vacation ends -Text: creating. 9:00 p. 14 Session 20 T W 8:00a. 8:00a.-4:00p.m. distort.5 Jan. 3 Jan.m.m. light -Shattering -Color -Smoothing -Browsing M-W Dec. split.m. Advising Period for Spring 2012 -Puppet -Brainstorm -Painting -Animating Dec.m. 19-Jan 25 F Application for work study grant -Effects: using.6 Week 14 Jan. 8:00a.-4:00p.m. 8:00a.Fall 2011 COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation 3 cr. slip. footage.m.-4:00p. 8 Dec. animatingr M 7:30 a.m.m. 9:00 p. 15 Th 8:00a. 20 Session 21 Dec.9 Session 24 T W th F M Epiphany and Armenian Christmas: Holiday -Test2 -Correcting Test2 COA 475 F10 5/8 . Advising Period for Spring 2012 -Stabilizing -Orient -Expression -Parenting -Multiple -Project3 *Dec. classes resume -Presets -Safe -Video Editing: Trimming. 13Session 19 Dec. 21 Session 22 Dec.m.m.m. 16 *Week 12 Dec.m.-4:00p. formatting. 12 Th F M 8:00a. 9 Week 11 Dec.-4:00p.

13 Week 16 Jan. A student may be excused in exceptional cases and upon the discretion of the English.… Deadline for officially withdrawing from a course Jan. 6 Feb 9 W Th F W Th F Sat Prophet’s Birthda:Holiday M Th St. cameras. Course Policies There are no make-ups for missed tests or for the final examination.20 Week 16 Jan.26 Jan. Translation. Maroun’s Day: Holiday 8. 23 Session 27 Th F M Thursday classes don’t meet/Tuesday classes meet Entrance Examinations for Spring Semester 2012 Jan. 17 Jan.11 T W -Generation Effects -Tracking -Masking -Audio Jan. 24 Session 28 T End of classes(Wednesday classes don’t meet/Monday classes meet) Reading day Final examination period Reading Day -Time Remapping -Exporting -Final Project Jan. and only if the student presents a valid documented excuse (from COA 475 F10 6/8 .25 Jan. 10 Session 25 Jan. and Education Department. viewports . 3 Feb. -Masks -Tracks -Keying -Garbage -Keylight Jan.27 – Feb 7 Feb 1 Feb 2 Feb.Fall 2011 COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation 3 cr.15 Session 26 Jan.19 Jan. 4 Week 17 Feb. lights.12 Jan.18 Th F M T W Saint Anthony's Day: Holiday Wednesday classes don’t meet/Tuesday classes meet -Exercices Entrance Examinations for Spring 2012 -Audio -3D: Character. Failure to sit for a scheduled test and/or final exam will result in an F on the test/exam.

the maximum number for classes that meet on TTh and in the summer is four. The maximum number absences for classes that meet on MWF is six. you should send an email to your instructor before the deadline. 9. Office Hours: All instructors at NDU are available for office hours during the week. While understanding that we all are busy with school. etc. A pattern of absences. briefcases. any work that is not neat. original textbook. Special needs: Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation due to a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss those specific needs. may alter one's grade substantially.) and require documentation on your part. Any student whose absences exceed the maximum limits shall automatically fail the course unless the student withdraws. your decision to register for this course is an indication that you have made it a high priority. They shall refrain from any academic dishonesty or misconduct including. or job responsibilities that inhibit meeting the required deadlines.Fall 2011 COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation 3 cr. not face-up on the desk but preferably inside purses. Policies & Procedures NDU's Attendance Policy Student should attend all classes and laboratory sessions on time. and even below the maximum number (specified below). for resubmission. whether authorized or not. etc.). Just dropping by may not ensure that the professor has set aside time to assist you. Unexcused assignments submitted after the due date may be returned ungraded or assigned a lower evaluation. Students must check their NDU email daily as this is the means used by the instructor to communicate. due dates are fixed and non-negotiable. English must be the only language spoken in class at all times. Examples of unreasonable extensions for an assignment include frequent computer malfunctions. Whether an extension is allowed will be at the instructor's discretion. or face down on the desk). legibly. The SAO alone authorizes absences. The instructor reserves the right to return. Once in class. backpacks.e. Assignments: All work must be typewritten (unless otherwise specified) and submitted in a professional manner. notebook. Phones may not be answered. If you anticipate missing a deadline on an assignment. Assignments past the due date will not be accepted for full credit. outside class-work. and family. and professionally submitted Mobile phones should be turned off and out of sight (i. NDU's Academic Integrity Policy Students are expected and encouraged to be honest and to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity in their academic work and assignments at the University. Thus. Please note the office hour that your instructor has dedicated to this course to make an appointment. but not limited to: COA 475 F10 7/8 . Students must attend class with the required material (i. etc. extensions of assignment due dates are given only in extreme situations (death of a close family member. All assignments should be submitted on or before the assigned due date. work. pens. (or two hours per credit course). Otherwise.e. No absence absolves a student from the responsibility of acting upon the material presented during his/her absence. Students will receive notice via NDU email when the instructor posts announcements on the course's Blackboard. the SAO in case of illness) to the chairperson of the department within 72 hours of the scheduled exam date. students are expected to remain in class for the entire period. hospitalization. Office hours may be used ideally to ask for guidance on an assignment or to ask questions concerning a subject that you were not clear on during class time.

statistical. • Assisting in cheating. This system consists of letter grades with their corresponding numerical ranges (i.96 3.79 2. research.69 1.0 60 .59 0. Also.72 1. as well as well as direct quotations are considered as plagiarism. • Receiving or providing unauthorized help or assistance in any academic work or assignment.e. This grade is computed as an F grade in the grade-point average.0 70 .0 97-100 4.88 3. the presentation of someone else's ideas.0 The grade “UW” is assigned by the instructor when a registered student has never attended a class or has ceased attending and has not submitted an official course withdrawal request to the Office of the Registrar. results. and the 4. paraphrasing. • Cheating.7 66 . or technical work as one's own creation. experimental. COA 475 F10 8/8 .0 93 .62 0.65 1.Fall 2011 COA 475 Computer Graphics and Video Animation 3 cr. scientific. • Dishonest reporting of computational. Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F UW Description Outstanding Excellent Very Good Good Good Good Satisfactory Satisfactory Passing Passing Lowest Passing Failure Unofficial Withdrawal Quality Point Value Percentage Equivalent 4. or the like.3 63 . that is. Intentional violation of program and degree requirements and regulation as established by the University. summarizing.3 73 .0 0 . • Submitting the same work for more than one course and the like.0 80 . words or artistic.92 3.0 point maximum).84 2. o Submitting papers written by others. • Substituting a student in the taking of an examination.3 85 . System of Grades The University uses the following system of grades. percentage equivalent.7 77 . • Substituting examination booklets.7 89 .76 2. • Plagiarism. if the original source is not properly cited.

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