• Media Tech
    Arts, Audiovisual Technology, and Communication

    The Arts, Audiovisual Technology and Communication career areas include the mastery and use of computer or other technology along with individual creativity. This area includes

    film production and editing, print media, animation, journalism and photography as well as illustration in its wide range of careers. People who mix their artistic talents with training in the latest design software should be able to find many good opportunities for employment. Computer graphics for software and web page design are two of the hot trends in the industry. Students participate in leadership activities in the Technology Student Association or SKILLS USA clubs, which allow them to compete in local and state contests and learn leadership skills as officers in the club.

     

     

     

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    Commercial Photography
    Grade Placement ..........11-12
    Credits ...........................2
    Prerequisite ...................None

    For the shutterbugs! For students who love to take pictures but want to take it to the next level – commercial photography covers everything from setting up a shot to delivering the finished product in a competitive market.
    Students will develop knowledge of different types of cameras and lenses and their applications to photography.They will also develop the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze customer needs and preferences, apply the principles of art to photographs, and develop photographs using a variety of production processes.
     
    Advanced Commercial Photography
    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................Commercial Photography

    Advanced Commercial photography develops advanced skills and knowledge in commercial photography projects. Students’ knowledge will increase in creating photographs for de
    fined purposes, applying elements and principles of design to projects, choosing appropriate camera equipment for projects, and selecting appropriate production processes for the finished product.
     
     
    Audio Video Production
    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................None

    Partnerships ..................The Crouch Group

     
    Audio/Video Production is a course designed to provide training for entry level employment in the Radio, Television & Film industries. This course is designed to teach students the Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production phases as well as nonlinear editing using Apple’s Final Cut Pro Studio software. Assignments include events at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex and taping of district and community activities and projects. Students will also prepare and create a project to be shown at the annual Feature Fest at the end of the year.
     
    Advanced Audio Video Production
    Grade Placement ..........12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................Audio Video Production

    Partnerships ..................The Crouch Group
     

    The Advanced Audio/Video Production is a course designed for students to continue learning all three phases of the production process as well as using nonlinear editing using Apple’s Final Cut Pro Studio software. This course is project based, where students write, storyboard, video tape and edit their advanced projects, such as their annual Feature Fest short

    film. Outside assignments include events at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex and taping of district and community activities and projects.

     
    Animation
    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................None

     

    The student will use Adobe Flash to create animations, games, renders of the hand and face, create a website, place their work onto a website, create animations for cell phones, industry control panels, company logos, advertising, and local current business applications. A portfolio will be the student’s
    final product.
     
    Advanced Animation
    Grade Placement ..........12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................Animation

     

    The student will use NewTek, 3D Lightwave v. 9.6 software on multi-processor computers to model, light, surface texture, animate, camera shoot and render characters and projects as directed by the instructor. Upon completion of this program the student will have created and animated 3D models embedded into scenes. Students will be able to create 3D projects for Commercial Manufacturing, Astronomy, Museums, Universities, Law Enforcement, Medical Animation, Plant Building Control Panels, Gaming, Animation and Media Industries.
     
    Graphic Design & Illustration
    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................None.

    Partnerships ..................Adobe Corp., AlphaGraphics

     
    A course for creative and artistic students, this course will appeal to students who enjoy designing and creating projects that communicate visually. Graphic Design and Illustration is a creative study of the art of visual communications and advertising through creativity, illustration, design, analysis, approach and technical skills. Students will improve communication skills by learning to communicate visually, describe and defend their work, interview clients, present completed layouts and develop electronic and a print portfolios.

     

    Advanced Graphic Design & Illustration

    Grade Placement ..........12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................Graphic Design & Illustration

    Partnerships ..................Adobe Corp., AlphaGraphics

     
    Advanced Graphic Design and Illustration will be a more in-depth study of illustration and visual communication with demonstrated ability to create, illustrate and communicate complicated ideas or designs with regards to technique and layout skills. Advanced students will be involved in projects for real world situations or clients. Additionally, students will have an opportunity for certi
    fication in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Students will further perfect a well developed portfolio, both in electronic format and print.

     

Last Modified on November 14, 2013