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Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for interactive media communication

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Setting Project Requirements

Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing rich animated media
Summarize how designers make decisions about the type of content to include in a project, including considerations such as copyright, project fit, permissions, and licensing
Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities
Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans

Understand key terminology related to rich animated media design
Demonstrate knowledge of basic design principles and best practices employed in the interactive media design industry, such as symmetry, consistency, and accessibility
Demonstrate knowledge of typography and its use in visual design
Demonstrate knowledge of ActionScript 3.0, JavaScript for HTML5 Canvas and WebGL platforms

Identify elements of the Animate interface and demonstrate knowledge of their functions, including Panels, the Timeline, the Property Inspector, and Document Properties dialog
Define the functions of commonly used tools, including selection tools, the Pen tool, other drawing tools, and shape tools
Navigate, organize, and customize the workspace
Use design tools in the interface, such as rulers and guides
Use the Motion Editor
Demonstrate knowledge of layers and masks
Understand symbols and the Library

Create a new project
Import and modify graphics
Create static, dynamic and input text and adjust text properties
Work with symbols and instances
Create animations (changes in shape, position, size, color, and transparency)
Add simple controls through ActionScript 3.0, JavaScript for HTML5 Canvas and WebGL
Create masks
Import and use sound
Add and export video

Conduct basic technical and usability tests
Understand Animate file types and file sizes
Make an Animate document accessible
Publish and export Animate documents