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Digital Media Academy

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    Digital Media Academy

     Course Descriptions:

    Art in the Digital Age: This course is a year-long visual and performing arts course that starts by exploring the invention of lithography and the printing press, the inventions of photography starting with the camera obscura, and contemporary digital imagery and communication. As the next step, the course continues to explore how these advancements changed history, culture, the arts and communication. Using elements of art and principles of design students will experience creating and interpreting traditional and digital imagery with individual expression advancing their visual literacy. This is an introductory course that incorporates historical and cultural trends in a project-based learning environment. Visual interpretation along with critical thinking is implemented in cross-curricular projects. The role of contemporary technology in the global market will be connected to commercial applications, trends in contemporary art as a result of technological advancements, and the role of the artist in today’s society. The projects produced will have practical connections to real world relationships in the technological and commercial art fields allowing the students to see clear obtainable pathways to career and/or college success. This course is UC “f” (visual and performing arts) approved.

    TV Media Production This course is a foundation course for students interested in video arts. Students learn technical and artistic aspects of video production as well as film history, theory, analysis and preparation. Students learn to use digital video cameras as software programs as Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, Motion, Logic Pro, Mainstage, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder, Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe SpeedGrade, Adobe After Effects, and Microsoft Office to film, edit, and create sound and music for their videos. Students will be required to develop four main video projects by working collaboratively in small video teams.  This course is UC “f” (visual and performing arts) approved.

    Cinema Arts & Production: In this course students will be introduced to the art of cinema and video/arts production. This course is a foundation course for students interested in video and film production. Students will learn technical and industry aspects of video and film production as well as film, history, theory, analysis, aesthetics, artistry and appreciation. Using digital cameras, movie, and DVD, students will film, edit, and provide sound to make their own videos. Students will learn the aspects of preproduction, production, and postproduction. They will learn all major aspects of videography, lighting, and audio, as well as the art of directing. Students will also gain a historical perspective of the film industry and how advances in technology have changed the way films are made. Students will get hands-on experience in creating their own videos and will learn about the different steps needed in making a video. Students will also understand the importance and gain transferable work skills such as communicating effectively with others, working as members of a team, and critical thinking which are all necessary in being successful employees in this industry. Students are provided with hands-on training with television studio and production equipment, as well as the opportunity to participate on actual KMST Community Television Cable 26 Television Programs.This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. Certifications offered for qualified students: Precision Exams Television Broadcasting.  (Prerequisite: TV Media Production)

    For more information contact the Career Counseling office. Click here for the link to the Career Counseling webpage. 

     Links to more information: 

    Click here for the CTE course manual.

    Click here for the link to EAHS Digital Media Arts Academy