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Introduction to Graphic Arts

This course introduces the student to skills related to digital image preparation, advertising design, and digital photography.  Students learn about the variety of careers available in the high-tech computerized industry known as Graphic Arts Technology.  Projects include designing business cards, brochures, T-shirts and posters.

Foundation of Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

This project-based course is designed to introduce students to the areas of advertising design, animation, commercial photography, graphic arts and television production.  Creative and musically talented students benefit from the skills learned in the recording studio.  Classroom, laboratory and real-world experiences promote teamwork, leadership and further opportunities for application of knowledge and skills.  PhotoShop, the most popular software in the advertising industry, is used in this course.  Using a computer-based laboratory and Computer Animation software, students are provided opportunities to learn the history of animation, principles of character design and the use of elements of design to communicate personality of characters.
 

Digital File Preparation

Students acquire skills in desktop publishing, page layout and graphic designs.  Digital cameras, printers, and video projectors are used by the students to create digital designs and projects while refining desktop publishing skills.  Advanced digital imagery is taught using the latest technology in Digital Image.  Students learn to create movies, burn music to CD and DVD, and work with Digital Photography.
 

TV Production (Writing, Producing, & Performing)

Course Number: 440018

Prerequisite: Introduction to Television Production

Description: This one-credit course provides students with a variety of real-world learning opportunities through laboratory experiences in television writing, producing, and performing.  Students perform specialized roles in a regularly scheduled television program.  Students who successfully complete this course are prepared for further study in television, film, and communications at the college level; or for entry-level positions of employment in the industry. This course is offered as a 2-hour block class in the fall 2014 semester.

Fee: $20.00
Grade Level: (10 12)
 

TV Production (Studio Operations)

Course Number: 440019

Prerequisite: Introduction to Television Production

Description: This one-credit course provides students with opportunities to participate in real-world laboratory experiences.  They perform specialized roles in a regularly scheduled television program.  Students who successfully complete this course are prepared for further study in television, film, and communications at the college level; or for entry positions of employment in the industry.  This course is offered as a 2-hour block class in the spring 2015 semester.

Fee: $20.00