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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: Familiarity with PC or Mac; scanning photos; using a digital still and digital video camera; not open to students with credit in LINC 81CS.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will design a story to be told through video production.
  • A successful student will capture and edit video.
  • A successful student will add sound and transitions.
  • A successful student will work with photos.
  • A successful student will publish to the web and devices.


Adobe Premiere provides students with skills necessary to create digital movies. Projects are standards-based and appropriate for classroom use. Students will include text, sound and the "Ken Burns Effect" as well as other special effects in their movies.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. understand and use terminology associated with Premiere software
B. demonstrate how to use Premiere to create text and import images and sound
C. demonstrate how to use editing features in Premiere
D. render and save a Premiere project with at least two scenes
E. create a Premiere movie suitable for use in the classroom

Course Content

A. Introduction to Premiere
1. Components of the software
2. Capabilities
B. Create Video Track
1. Text
2. Movie
3. Save
C. Create Audio Tracks
1. Add music and voice
2. Work with sequencer
3. Render and save project
D. Create Transitions
1. Identify appropriate transition
2. Select transition
3. Test transition
E. Add Editing Features
1. "Ken Burns Effect" (motion panning)
2. Highlighting
3. Zoom focus
F. Create a Project for Classroom Use
1. Consider standards and curriculum

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. When offered on/off campus: Lecture room equipped with overhead projector, white/black board, and a demonstration computer connected online. Computer laboratories equipped with online PCs and Macintosh computers, network server access, and printers.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access on the Internet: Students must have currently existing email accounts/email address and ongoing access computers with email software, GUI web browsing capability, FTP program, and access to the World Wide Web.

Method(s) of Evaluation

The student will demonstrate proficiency by:
A. Developing a media project/product
B. Presenting the project to peers
C. Making constructive contributions to class discussions
D. Writing a reflective response to a self-evaluation of the course project

Method(s) of Instruction

During periods of instruction the student will be:
A. Listening actively to lecture presentations delivered in a learner-centered instructional style
B. Participating in facilitated discussions of readings or video presentations
C. Engaging in collaborative learning using computer-based tools or social media to record notes or reflections and sharing ideas with peers
D. Presenting in small group and whole class meetings

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Instructor-assigned notes and materials.

When course is taught online: Additional information, notes, handouts, syllabus, assignments, tests, and other relevant course material will be delivered by email and on the World Wide Web, and discussion may be delivered in chat rooms or moderated listservs.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Writing assignments include peer evaluations and critical analysis of other educational projects.

B. Outside assignments include conducting project development, writing the project plan, reading, and participating in online peer collaboration activities.

C. When taught online these methods may take the form of video, audio, animation and web page presentations. Assignments will be submitted online as well.



Instructional Design/Technology