Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications

  • Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications Programs of Study 

    • Digital Arts & Design 
    • Audio Visual Production 

     Digital Arts and Design Courses and Sequencing 

    • Level 1- C11H06 Digital Arts & Design 1
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9-12
      • Satisfies Fine Art Graduation Requirement  
      • An introduction to elements of design, spatial relationships, typography, and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for self-promotion, resumes, logo design, Web design, and sequential systems. This course instructs the student in graphic design skills employing traditional and digital tools, materials, and procedures employed in the communication arts industry. The focus will be on finding creative visual solutions to communication problems using technical skills.
    • Level 2 -C11H05 Digital Arts & Design II
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s) Digital Art Design I
      • A continuing examination of elements of design, spatial relation relationships, typography, and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for print and Web applications. Students are introduced to operating procedures in the art department, design studio, and printing plant.
    • Level 3 -C11H16 Digital Arts & Design III
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s), Digital Art Design I & II
      • EPSO: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Industry Certification 
      • Digital Arts & Design III is the third course in the Digital Arts & Design program of study. Applying design skills developed in prior courses, students will expand their creative and critical thinking skills to create comprehensive multimedia projects and three-dimensional designs. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to use industry-standard software to create multimedia projects, web pages, three-dimensional models, and animations. Students will utilize research techniques to plan and enhance project outcomes. Standards in this course also include professionalism and ethics, career exploration, and business and project management. In addition, students will continue compiling artifacts for inclusion in a digital portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.
    • Level 4 -C11H07H Honors Applied Arts Practicum 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s), Digital Art Design I, II, & III
        EPSO: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Industry Certification
      • The Applied Arts Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Arts, A/V Technology & Communications courses within a professional, working environment.  In addition to developing an understanding of the professional and ethical issues encountered by professionals in these careers, students learn to refine their skills in problem-solving, research, communication, teamwork, and project management through the completion of a course-long project.  The course is highly customizable to meet local system needs.  Instruction may be delivered through school laboratory training or through work-based learning arrangements such as internships, service-learning, and job shadowing.  Upon completion of the practicum, proficient students will be prepared to pursue postsecondary study in arts, a/v technology, or communications programs; or seek additional training or employment with the aid of the portfolio, which documents the student’s work completed throughout the program of study.

    Audio/ Visual Production Courses and Sequencing 

    • Level 1 -C11H01 A/V Production I
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Audio / Visual Production I is offered for students interested in either the Audio and Video Technologies sub-cluster or the Journalism and Broadcasting sub-cluster of the arts and communication cluster.  The overlap in these industries is extensive as can be witnessed in television, film, music, radio, newspaper, Web-cast, and entertainment just to name a few. This course is an entry-level course to prepare students for the media industry.  Course content provides a broad-based exposure to audio, video, and journalism, and broadcasting within the media industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to pursue advanced coursework in either audio and video technology or journalism and broadcasting.
    • Level 2 -C11H02 A/V Production II
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): A/V Production I
      • Audio / Visual Production II is offered in the audio and video technology sub-cluster to students who have completed Audio / Visual Production I. Course content focuses on broadcast production technologies utilizing simulated and/or real-life projects. This course centers on the production of various broadcasting products including, commercials, music, news, and interactive programming.  The student will gain valuable insight into the many facets of broadcast production, including but not limited to concept creation, scripting, sound design, visual design, engineering, editing, budgeting, and producing, as well as exploring some of the latest advances in industry technology. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to pursue advanced coursework.
    • Level 3 -C11H03 A/V Production III
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): A/V Production I & II
      • Audio / Visual Production III is offered in the Journalism and Broadcasting sub-cluster to students who have completed Audio / Visual Production I and Audio / Visual Production II. This course focuses on simulated real-life broadcast production and management. Projects center on in-house production of newscasts, special events, and original programming. The student will gain valuable insight into both audio and video sides of the broadcasting industry. Course content is composed of scripting, reporting, directing, editing, budgeting, and producing, as well as cameras, lights, sound, and set design. This course will explore the latest digital technology and applications, research, and future trends in the broadcast industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to pursue post-secondary education or enter the broadcasting industry in an entry-level position. The educational laboratories will assimilate broadcast facilities in the broadcast industry.
    • Level 4 -C11H07H Honors Applied Arts Practicum
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s), Digital Art Design I, II, & III
      • EPSO: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Industry Certification
      • The Applied Arts Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Arts, A/V Technology & Communications courses within a professional, working environment. In addition to developing an understanding of the professional and ethical issues encountered by professionals in these careers, students learn to refine their skills in problem-solving, research, communication, teamwork, and project management through the completion of a course-long project. The course is highly customizable to meet local system needs. Instruction may be delivered through school laboratory training or through work-based learning arrangements such as internships, service-learning, and job shadowing. Upon completion of the practicum, proficient students will be prepared to pursue postsecondary study in arts, a/v technology, or communications programs; or seek additional training or employment with the aid of the portfolio, which documents the student’s work completed throughout the program of study.

    Optional Course that can replace any Level 4 CTE Course

    • C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day.
        Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.