Wednsdays, 9-12, North Block, Room N320F

About this class

Course outlines

Download the official description and day-by-day schedule for this class in Adobe PDF format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer to view these files.


Assignments: 45%
Quizzes: 25%
Written assignment: 10%
In-class practical assignment: 10%
Class Participation: 10%

Computer access

Hours and locations for computer labs


There is no textbook for this class. If you are looking to supplement class notes and handouts with books, please talk to me and I can recommend something. I have few introductory workbooks I can loan out.

There are manuals available at the Multimedia cage for many of the software programs we use. These are for in-lab use only.

Handout and Outlines

Download Basic Computers handout in Acrobat PDF format

Additional Help

Get help on printing and other Multimedia Center functions at the NSCAD Multimedia help site.

  • Drivers for the MMC printer (to install on your Mac or PC)
  • Help with printer settings
  • Help using Multimedia Centre hardware and software

Free access to Lynda.com video tutorials

If you have a Halifax Public Library login (not NSCAD University) you can access a large library of high-quality video tutorials for free. To do this you will need to apply online - it only takes a few minutes and your library login will be sent to you.

  • Start by going to the library card application page and fill out this form. Make sure you use your Nova Scotia address.
  • Your online library card number and library card pin number, will be emailed to you.
  • Once you have your library card number and library card pin number, go to https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=halifax.ca to log in to Lynda.com.
  • You can now access tutorials on Illustrator, Photoshop, and more.