• ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION

    Adobe Academy Career Pathway (ADAC)

    Foundational Prerequisite Prerequisite Concentrator Career Pathway Major
      II41 Adobe Visual Design I HN II42 Adobe Visual Design II HN OR
    1145 Adobe Video Design I HN
    CTE Advanced Studies HN OR
    CTE Apprenticeship HN OR
    CTE Internship HN
    Occupations: Computer Network Support Specialist; Computer Programmer; Desktop Publisher; Software Developer; Web Developer

    II41 Adobe Visual Design I HN: In this course, students develop skills that lay the foundation for photography and producing print ready communications: graphic design principles, visual comps, illustration, print production development, shared project management skills such as interviewing and project scheduling, peer review, and redesign. Project activities focus on developing effective communications that can be deployed in print, web, or video. Students develop various images, such as raster-based graphics, logos, advertisements, posters, and illustrations. They produce design documents and visual comps that clients review. Students culminate the semester with a portfolio project, reflect on the skills and topics covered thus far, and begin exploring the career areas that interest them in visual design. This course is aligned to the Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop and Adobe Certified Associate Illustrator certification. 

    II42 Adobe Visual Design II HN: This course builds on student design and development skills by focusing on longer print production projects and more in-depth content and advanced techniques for graphics and layout development. Students continue to produce rich print communications as they focus on effective graphic design, project management, design specifications, and iterative development. Students develop graphic design and print production skills that solve specific communication challenges to meet client and audience needs. This course is aligned to the Adobe Certified Associate InDesign certification and integrates Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator skills.  Prerequisite: II41 Adobe Visual Design I 

    II45 Adobe Video Design I HN: This course is a project-based course that develops skills in video design and production using Adobe tools. Students create a variety of videos for educational purposes, entertainment, and personal expression, explore what makes video the ultimate storytelling medium, and master video editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro. This course is aligned to Adobe Professional certification.  Co-requisite: II41 Adobe Visual Design I 
  • Digital Design and Animation Career Pathway (DIDE)

    Foundational Prerequisite Prerequisite Concentrator Career Pathway Major
      TS24 Digital Design & Animation I HN TS25 Digital Design & Animation II HN CTE Advanced Studies HN OR
    CTE Apprenticeship HN OR
    CTE Internship HN
    Occupations: Artist; Photographer

    TS24 Digital Design and Animation I: This course is an introductory level course focusing on the concepts and tools used by digital artists in a wide variety of creative careers including graphic design, film, and game design. Students work with professional-grade creative software packages to develop 2D and 3D digital graphics and audio/video media. Students use Adobe CC Suite, and digital 3D modeling with 3DS Max. 

    TS25 Digital Design and Animation II: This course emphasizes the use of industry-standard digital technology and media to help students develop the artistic and technical skills necessary to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to 21st Century communications problems. Students engage in digital art activities using professional-grade creative software packages to develop complex 2D and 3D digital graphics and audio/video media. Students apply Adobe CC Suite and 3DS Max skills to industry-related activities and projects, mirroring workplace scenarios.   Prerequisite: TS24 Digital Design and Animation I 

  • Game Art Design Career Pathway (GAAR)

    Foundational Prerequisite  Prerequisite  Concentrator  Career Pathway Major 
      TS24 Digital Design and Animation I HN  TS31 Game Art Design HN TS32 Advanced Game Design HN OR
    CTE Advanced Studies HN OR
    CTE Apprenticeship HN OR
    CTE Internship HN
    Occupations: Game Artist; Artist; Photographer

    TS24 Digital Design and Animation I HN: Digital Design and Animation introduces students to the history of digital design and intellectual property guidelines. Students then move into 2D graphics using industry recognized software to develop skills in illustration. Understanding of the principles of digital design, color theory, and composition are also taught in preparation for moving into 3D graphics. These 3D graphics come to life when sound and video techniques are applied for a finished product that moves and makes sound.  

    TS31 Game Art Design HN: This course introduces students to techniques used in the electronic game industry. Students will focus on the principles used in game design including mathematics and virtual modeling. Emphasis is placed on areas related to art, history, ethics, plot development, storyboarding, programming, 2D visual theory, and interactive play technologies. Students develop physical and virtual games using hands-on experiences and a variety of software. Art, English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced.  Prerequisite: TS24 Digital Design and Animation I 

    TS32 Advanced Game Design HN: This course continues the study of game design and interactivity. Emphasis is placed on visual design, evaluating, scripting and network protocols, legal issues, and 3D visual theory. Students compile a game portfolio. Advanced topics include the use of audio and visual effects, rendering, modeling, and animation techniques. Students work in collaborative teams to develop a final 3D game project. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.  Prerequisite: TS31 Game Art and Design HN 

Last Modified on February 9, 2023