Grade: 10, 11 Semesters: 2 Credit: 2 Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1

    Students taking this course will explore the general field of visual communications and will focus primarily on the television and filmmaking industries. Students will get hands-on experience in basic production techniques and will produce video projects for various purposes and audiences. Students will learn to use digital video cameras as well as non-linear editing systems. When possible, students may take field trips; have guest speakers from the media industry and shadow professionals in the field.

    Grade: 11, 12 Semesters: 2 Credit: 2 Prerequisite: Media Technology 1

    In this course, students will continue to develop their media production skills by writing, producing, directing, shooting and editing video pieces of increasing complexity. Second-year students will continue to develop expertise with professional digital video cameras and non-linear editing systems. A greater focus will be placed on careers in the visual communications industry. Students will begin to specialize in one particular area of mass communications and media production, developing a final project in this area as well as pursuing professional relationships within the industry.

    Grade: 12 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Media Technology 2
    In their final year in the Arts, AV and Communications cluster, students will focus on their chosen area of visual communications. They will work closely with professionals in the media industry and produce professional-level programming or other projects with their guidance and assistance. They may assist in the training of first and second-year students and take a leadership role in the classroom.

    Grade: 12 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Media Technology 3
    This capstone course is designed to provide students an introduction to the four basic phases of filmmaking that include development, pre-production, production and post-production. The course covers higher level critical and problem solving skills with an emphasis in digital filmmaking. Students will write, produce, direct, shoot and edit their own short films as upperclassmen projects. These works will be screened in a public venue.