Media & Design
Viking Visual Studios
Digital Design & Media Production
Allows students to demonstrate creative thinking, develop innovative strategies, and use communication tools to work effectively with others as well as independently. Students problem-solve to gather information electronically and make informed decisions regarding media projects.
The course includes a focus on digital citizenship and digital design principles that are transferable to other disciplines and real-world applications. Students discuss the implications of fake news, Photoshop-ing of the human image and more with regard to how consumers can determine what is true and what is a lie.
From setting up a shot to delivering products in a competitive market, students develop an understanding of the commercial photography industry with a focus on creating quality photographs.
Articulated credit with ATC.
Digital Art & Animation
Digital Art and Animation fosters student learning in the use of computer images and animations created with digital imaging software. Students in this course produce various real-world projects and animations.
Through this foundation, student learning can be applied in many careers, with topics such as graphic design, advertising, web design, animation, corporate communications, illustration, character development, script writing, storyboarding, directing, producing, inking, project management, editing.
This course satisfies the high school fine arts graduation requirement.
Digital INteractive Media
Students analyze and assess current and emerging technologies while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and solve problems in our rapidly evolving workplace environments and technology-driven society.
Students will develop skills to be successful in both the Arts and IT fields.
AV I is an introductory course provides students with a foundation in media and film production. Students will learn pre-production, production, and post-production basics and develop an understanding of the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry. Articulated credit with Austin Community College.
In AV II, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Media and Entertainment industry, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of film and video techniques with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production products. Articulated credit with ATC.
Practicum in Design & Media
Students develop an increased understanding of the industry with a focus on applying the skills learned in film and media production in a professional studio environment. Acceptance in the course offers the chance to work in the Viking Visual
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab.
Building upon the concepts taught in prior courses, this extended study course gives students the opportunity to pursue the industry pathway of their choice. Students create a personalized learning plan and work to build their resume and portfolio in preparation for college and career.
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