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3D Design & Animation

Digital Media Department, Harper Woods High School

Course Syllabus
Course Title: 3D Design & Animation
Teacher: Tanika Rucker
Room: A201
Prep Period: 5th Hour
Telephone: 313-245-3000, ext. 53078

Course Description: The 3D Design and Animation class with introduce students to
concepts of 3D Design through online programs such as Tinkercad and Thingiverse
where they will create 3D models to print from the 3D Printer. The second portion of the
course will discuss principles of animation and the various types of animation and
animation career fields. The Multimedia Productions classroom is designed to function as
a working production environment. Therefore, students will learn the discipline of
utilizing teams to produce original works efficiently to meet deadlines. In addition,
students will learn to think critically while using digital tools to strategically use visuals
tell an influential story.

Course Objectives:
3D Design:
Elements of Design
Principles of Design
Use Software: Thingiverse to create a 3D Customizable piece
Use Software: Tinkercadd to create a 3D Personalized piece
12 principles of Animation
5 types of animation
create a stop motion animation
create a flip book
create a typography
create a 2D animation

Recommended Materials:
All materials located in I-Tunes University course 3D Design and Animation and
Google Classroom

Project Based Learning: This course follows the Project Based Learning model, which
is composed of instruction time and project time. Students will focus on acquiring skills
through hands on applications during real world situations. Due to the nature of
project-based learning, time spent on each topic and projects will change regularly
depending on student and class proficiency levels, and the nature and scope of the various
types of media production projects taking place on an ongoing basis.
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Grading Procedure: Below is the grading scale used for this class. Assignments will
fall into one of four categories; Do Now, Class Assignments, Projects, Quizzes. Each
assignment will have a designated point value attached to it with the final student grade
being a direct reflection/percentage of the total possible points.

A 100% - 93% C 76% - 73%

A- 92% - 90% C- 72% - 70%
B+ 89% - 87% D+ 69% - 67%
B 86% - 83% D 66% - 63%
B- 82% - 80% D- 62% - 60%
C+ 79% - 77% E 59% and below

Final semester grades will be based on the following:

Do Now - 10%
Discussions - 10%
Quizes/Final - 15%
Assignments - 25%
Projects - 40%

Attendance: Regular punctual attendance is vital to the success of any student. This
class adheres to the official attendance policy of Harper Woods Schools. Daily Do Now
assignments cannot be made up when a student is present, a grade of 0 will be given for
these assignments. Absent student, however, will be excused from Do Now assignments
ONLY. All other assignments can be made up during an absence. It is the student's
responsibility to complete all missing assignments.

Classroom Expectations: We expect each student to demonstrate a positive attitude and

positive behavior. Students must adhere to the Harper Woods Schools Code of Conduct.
Refusal to comply will result in disciplinary actions. Expectations include the following:

1. Always respect your fellow students, teachers, administrators, and guests.

2. Respect the lab equipment and classroom environment
3. Come to class every day prepared with writing utensil
4. Stay focused on the task and complete assignments on time
5. Students are responsible for seeking make-up work and turning it in during the
allotted time (1 week after absence). Work will not be accepted after this allotted
6. Collaborate, ask questions, teach others and learn
7. During appropriate listening times, ALL SOUND must remain in headphones.


PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to call the teacher during school hours at (313)
245-3000, extension 53078 or visit the school to check on your childs progress.
(Please check in at the main office to announce upon your arrival before visiting the
classroom.) We are happy to have your child in our school and encourage you to be

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an active Harper Woods High School parent. We look forward to working with you
to provide a quality education for your child!

Return Agreement Below (100pts)


Directions: After reading and discussing the course syllabus, please sign and date
this agreement page (Students and Parent/Guardian). The student will return this
page only to me. The syllabus should be kept at home and referred to as needed.


I have read and understand the course syllabus and agree to abide by the policies,
rules and regulations therein.

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