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This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to various programs necessary for both student success and workplace readiness. Emphasis for this course is placed on developing fundamental computer skills. Students will focus on web page design and have the opportunity to earn an industry certification in WordPress. The intention is to prepare students for success, both personally and professionally in an information-based society.

Digital Design 1 *

This course is designed to develop entry-level skills required for digital design related fields. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; digital imaging; communication, collaboration and decision-making activities. Students will become proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator programs, as they create graphics and approach projects considering principles of consumer behavior and the art of advertising. Students will have the opportunity to become an Adobe Certified Associate, ACA, through industry certification exams offered in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Digital Design 2 *

This course is the third course in the program following Digital Design I. In this course, students will learn the basic principles of video design and editing by using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Students will build upon the fundamental skills learned in Digital Design I. This requires skills and knowledge to effectively create graphics, animations, and special effects. Students will have the opportunity to earn an industry certification in this course

Digital Design 3 *

This course is the fourth course in the program following Digital Design II. This course continues the development of industry-standard skills required for careers in digital design. The content includes the use of software that allows students to be immersed in real world industry simulations. Students continue to learn about communication, collaboration and decision-making activities, critical thinking and problem solving.

College-bound students who are interested in a career in any technology or technology related occupation should plan to include courses from Arts/AV, Technology and Communications in their planned program of study. Three sequential Arts/AV, Technology and Communications courses with an average GPA of 3.5 will allow students to be recommended for the Gold Seal Scholarship.

*This course receives honors weighted credit

A/V Arts Communication & Technology

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