Matthew Miller

Digital Media Design Rubric

Assessment Published 3/19/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

A rubric we use across Art, Photography & Design classes. Includes Group elements on the back side so they can be optional. Includes product, process and craft.

  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Communication and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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Dan Donovan

Posted on 5/6/19 12:52:05 PM Permalink

​Great resource thank you!

Judy Durkin

Posted on 1/12/19 7:44:00 PM Permalink

I use rubrics with every assignment. This is a great one. Thank you.​

Cindy Price

Posted on 12/14/18 10:11:05 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing!​

Margaret Purvis

Posted on 9/14/18 4:21:44 PM Permalink

​well thought out excellent example thank you

Laura Anderson

Posted on 8/19/18 7:38:47 PM Permalink

​These are great - thank you!

Morgan Popple

Posted on 7/12/18 6:39:34 PM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing! Your rubric will help me make sure I have all the components I need for my projects.

Angela Oaks

Posted on 5/7/18 4:40:01 PM Permalink

Thank you, Matthew Miller! Incredibly helpful and well planned and thought out.

Matthew Miller

Posted on 5/7/18 7:39:18 PM Permalink

You're welcome. As I indicated in the attribution at the bottom, I can't take more than a little credit for ​it as several folks here at my school worked on it, based on another by Austin Zimmer.

But I'm glad you find it useful.

Jen Rue

Posted on 4/2/18 6:08:33 PM Permalink

Thank you so much for sharing your rubric. ​

Nicole Sanchez

Posted on 4/2/18 4:50:39 PM Permalink

​Thank you so much for sharing your rubrics. It is helping me so much.

jeffrey plummer

Posted on 3/11/18 3:22:43 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing.​

John Craft

Posted on 9/30/17 1:55:00 AM Permalink

​Matthew, Thanks for sharing your rubrics. It is very detailed and should communicate well with students.

Chris Clark

Posted on 6/2/17 2:45:32 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing this!

Judy Durkin

Posted on 1/18/17 3:07:57 AM Permalink

​Thank you! Good rubrics are valuable resources. I will use this a lot.

Sylvan Adams

Posted on 7/22/16 4:15:54 AM Permalink

Very well thought out rubric, thanks!

Sue Alexander

Posted on 3/9/15 10:38:31 PM Permalink

So helpful! Thank you for sharing.

Samuel Ochieng

Posted on 12/10/14 11:36:44 AM Permalink

This is a good resource for use. Thanks

Jody Campbell

Posted on 8/28/14 3:22:55 PM Permalink

Strong rubric I was was very happy to see you are considering effort and participation! I use a self grading rubric built in Acrobat and then add audio feedback for each student, I will post it to my resources when I get chance would you like to invite you to take a look at it and tell me what you think!

Matthew Miller

Posted on 8/29/14 5:30:40 PM Permalink

Ah, self-grading is one of my new favorites. I've been trying it out in several classes this year and have been really pleased with the results. I'd definitely like to see your rubric when you get it posted.

(If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to chat about some other things, too - I don't have many acquaintances in higher ed Design, yet.)

Kathleen Schassen

Posted on 5/24/14 6:05:57 PM Permalink

A great resource. I like the way you define the categories within each item being assessed. Presenting the stages of design as investigate, plan, explore & develop, refine that all lead to the "final piece" can help students create a road map and understand the concrete steps that they will be assessed on. These rubrics take a lot of time to develop, so your sharing is greatly appreciated.

Matthew Miller

Posted on 5/24/14 6:44:08 PM Permalink

Thank you, Kathleen (and you, too, Paul and Melisa). As you use this and discover how it works in your classes, please share any adjustments or additions you make or would like to have made. :-)

Paul Johnston

Posted on 5/10/14 11:47:07 AM Permalink

Magnificent resource. I can take this, as is, without needing to make any adjustments and use it with any of my classes (Yr 8-10). Logical sequence of achievement with concise phrases and detailed language. Thanks!

Matthew Miller

Posted on 5/24/14 6:45:54 PM Permalink

Remember to attach exemplars, though! In my opinion, rubrics by themselves, no matter how clear they seem to us, are never good enough for students. They must be accompanied by a set of examples, both adequate and exemplary, before they become clear guidance for students.

Melisa Allela

Posted on 5/8/14 6:19:24 AM Permalink

Thank you!

Jen Rue

Posted on 5/7/14 8:53:42 AM Permalink

Thank you for sharing your rubric. I am in the process of revamping my CTE program and your rubric will be helpful. I am currently searching for a rubric for Blender, any ideas.

Jagdesh Shamdasani

Posted on 5/7/14 8:24:23 AM Permalink


Matthew Miller

Posted on 5/7/14 5:59:45 AM Permalink

Thank you for the kind comments, everyone! You're very welcome; I'm glad it's useful.

Alan Humbert

Posted on 5/6/14 11:36:11 PM Permalink

Nice sequential steps for evaluating effort and product.

Has anyone modified it to reflect a scale of 1 - 4, rather than 1-5?

Matthew Miller

Posted on 5/7/14 6:02:21 AM Permalink

Not that I know of, Alan. One option if you prefer a 4-point scale would be to simply eliminate the current "1" column. Change the point assignment for 2-5 to reflect 1 fewer points. The lower end could either become encompassed within the new "1" rating, or I could envision returning pieces that didn't meet even that low standard for further revision before receiving a rating.

Mary Malinconico

Posted on 5/6/14 9:46:01 PM Permalink

Great Rubric for any level of design class !

Bonnie Taylor

Posted on 5/6/14 4:46:48 PM Permalink

Thank you

Rebecca Kirrane

Posted on 5/6/14 4:39:02 PM Permalink

Fantastic rubric, thanks for sharing!

Brenda Bachmann

Posted on 5/6/14 4:27:40 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing! Very helpful!

Olu Ojuroye

Posted on 4/19/14 2:00:01 PM Permalink

Thanks very much for your contribution. It is explanatory and sequential.

Ana Laura Gomes

Posted on 4/10/14 12:01:43 AM Permalink

great job! congrats :)

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 4/8/14 7:16:28 PM Permalink

it is very helpful resource

Willie Moore

Posted on 3/26/14 2:42:10 PM Permalink

Thanks for the rubric!