Audio/Video Technology & Communications

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  • 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 wide range of careers. Students who mix their artistic talents with training in the latest design software will be able to find many good opportunities for employment. Possible career pathway models in Arts, A/V Technology & Communications include: Advertising Designer, Special Effects Designer, Audio-Video Produced, Master Control Operator, Art Gallery Owner/Manager, Computer Graphic Designer, Motion Picture Produced, Production Specialist, Fashion Designer, Illustrator, Filmmaker, Media Director, Video Game Designer, and Fine Artist.

     

    PRINCIPLES OF ART, AUDIO/VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS-prepares students for the opportunity to explore careers in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster which requires creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication. Within this context, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities in this cluster and the knowledge, skills and education requirements for those opportunities.

     

    AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION -provides careers in audio and video technology and film production span all aspects of the audio/video communications industry. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Art, Audio/Video Technology and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production audio and video activities in a commercial studio. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.

     

    ADVANCED AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION -develops an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production activities. This course is implemented in an advanced audio and video format located in a commercial studio.

     

    PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS -blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communications. Within this context, students will be expected to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics and conduct Internet research. This course fulfills the required one-half credit in Speech.

     

    PRACTICUM IN AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION -provides students with a paid or non-paid internship arrangement between the high school and industry. It provides seniors with a professional internship experience. Students recognize the value of effective work ethics and attitudes and develop communications and problem solving skills. This course is for those individuals that have completed Advanced Audio/Video Production.

     

    ANIMATION -careers span all aspects of motion graphics. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the history and techniques of the animation industry. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.

     

    GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION -provides students with the opportunity to explore careers in graphic design and illustration, including all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industries. In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design, including composing and editing a variety of communication and advertising documents and multimedia products. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.

     

    ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION -careers span all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industries. Within this context, in addition to developing advanced technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on mastery of content knowledge and skills.

     

    VIDEO GAME DESIGN -provides an appropriate starting point for students who seek a professional career as a game developer. The class offers students the opportunity to learn how to effectively implement game ideas. Students learn fundamentals of game design and master design documents
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