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Adobe Flash Level I: Digital Animation
Course: CIS120DC

First Term: 2015 Summer
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   3.7 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Focuses on entry-level skill expectations for digital animation using Adobe Flash. Covers basic animation techniques used in the creation, manipulation, and editing of Flash animation graphics. Helps students prepare for the Adobe certifications related to Adobe Flash.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe and use the Flash interface. (I)
2. Identify Flash tools. (I, II)
3. Create and use vector graphics to create simple Flash animations. (II)
4. Use layers and timelines to create Flash animation. (I, V, VI)
5. Produce motion and shape tweens. (III, IV, V)
6. Create special effects using Flash. (IV, V)
7. Create interactive navigation using buttons. (VI, VII)
8. Create text and text effects to enhance Flash animations. (VII)
9. Identify and utilize sound and video in Flash animations. (VIII)
10. Identify and utilize Rich Media design elements. (VIII)
11. Produce design documentation. (IX)
12. Produce Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) documents for delivery to the World Wide Web (WWW) and various devices. (IX)

MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Getting Acquainted
   A. Workspace, tools, and library
   B. Flash timeline
   C. Modify, save, preview, and publish
   D. Updates
II. Working with Graphics
   A. Shapes, strokes, gradients and fills
   B. Selections
   C. Drawing tools
   D. Curves
   E. Transparencies
   F. Text
   G. Positioning
III. Creating and Editing Symbols
   A. Import different file formats
   B. Symbols
   C. Instances
   D. Filters
   E. 3D
IV. Adding Animation
   A. Tweening
   B. Animation effects
   C. Path
   D. Nesting and ordering
   E. Easing
   F. 3D motion
   G. Produce masks
   H. Looping animations
   I. Testing
V. Advanced Animation
   A. Motion editor
   B. Editing curves
   C. Editing easing
VI. Interactive Navigation
   A. Buttons
   B. ActionScript
   C. Actions
   D. Event handlers
   E. Keyframes
   F. Code Snippets
   G. Hyperlinking
VII. Text
   A. Text types and paragraphs
   B. Creating user-input text
VIII. Audio and Video
   A. Add, edit, and delete audio
   B. Encoders
   C. External video
   D. Add, edit and delete video
   E. Cue points
   F. Embedding video and audio
IX. Publishing
   A. Testing, publishing and organizing
   B. Advanced HTML, JavaScript and CSS
   C. Desktop and mobile devices

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 24, 2015

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