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Digital Arts & Design

Digital Arts and Design I (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None

This course provides a foundation in design concepts and applies these concepts to the visual art, design, printing, and photography industries. Course content is designed to foster skills and understanding that are essential in modern digital design. Focus will be on developing an understanding of key design concepts and strategies, along with design challenges that translate into creative communication solutions which accurately and effectively reach targeted audiences. Students will explore various applications of design through extensive study of typography, photography, photo enhancement with Photoshop CC editing software and photography using Canon digital cameras, composition, visual elements, color, and various problem-solving tasks.  In addition, students will begin 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. At the end of the course there is an option to take an Adobe Photoshop certification exam. This course satisfies the state “Fine Arts” graduation credit. 

 

Digital Arts and Design II (10-11) 

  • Prerequisite: Level 1 of the Digital Arts Pathway; Teacher recommendation

This course is designed to broaden the foundation of design concepts and understanding fostered in Digital Arts 1 and use those skills to create student publications such as the yearbook, video announcements, online newspaper, radio broadcasts, and video interviewing.  Industry standard software is used, as well as studying the cost of design and career exploration.  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. 

 

Digital Arts and Design III (11-12) 

  • Prerequisite: Level 1-2 of the Digital Arts Pathway; Teacher recommendation

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: Adobe Certified Associate Industry 

This course is designed to broaden the foundation of design concepts and understanding fostered in Digital Arts II, and use those skills to create student publications such as the yearbook, video announcements, online newspaper, radio broadcasts, and video interviewing.  Industry standard software is used, as well as studying the cost of design and career exploration.  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.