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MUL200 Communication Tools

Lead Faculty: Mr. Brian J Arnold

Course Description

An overview of digital communication tools and techniques used in today's workplace, as well as an introduction to message design and the social and ethical responsibilities within the digital communication field. Through intensive practice, students learn how to write for various business, education and entertainment purposes, such as analytical, descriptive, procedural, summative and technical. They learn foundations of web design, web animation, copy editing and formatting techniques in conjunction with traditional and online research skills. Software instruction includes Macromedia Studio MS Word, PowerPoint, Internet browsers, compression utilities, and FTP programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Create a digital portfolio that includes planning, development and presentation.
  • Discuss industry terminology and current technology through team collaborations and class presentations.
  • Employ digital tools in the production of still images and interactive design elements.
  • Explain professional and ethical issues related to media production and distribution.