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Arts, Media, and Communications

INTERACTIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

PRINCIPLES OF MULTIMEDIA (A1030SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Principles of Multimedia provides students with an understanding of all aspects of the Arts, Media, and Communication industry. Students will examine the opportunities and requirements of the major career pathways in this industry, including communication and broadcast technologies, Multimedia Production, Graphic Design, and Print Communication. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities for career awareness and exploration activities. All students will be required to produce artifacts for inclusion in a design portfolio, including an AMC Career Exploration Research Paper and a Media Product (concept, storyboard, and product).

INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION (A1031SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Interactive Multimedia Production further develops student mastery of media design and the interactive media production process. Students will advance their knowledge and skills in media design and production through project planning and product development. Students will demonstrate the use of multiple tools and styles of expression in the production process. Emphasis will be placed on group project development and individual portfolio development. Students will update their IMP Portfolio with an Interactive Media Product Proposal, Specifications Document, and Media Product.

ADVANCED INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION (A1033SM) Grade Level 10, 11, 12
In Advanced Interactive Multimedia Production, students will advance their knowledge and skills in multimedia design and production through project planning and product development. Students will demonstrate the use of multiple tools and styles of expression in the production process. Emphasis will be placed on group project development and the development of a layered portfolio. Students will update their IMP Portfolio with Advanced Media Product(s), including web pages; applications for college-level programs; and Adobe Creative Suite Certification(s) or Web Design Certification (WOW).

INTERACTIVE MEDIA PORTFOLIO CAPSTONE (A1034/A1034SM)  Grade Level 10, 11, 12
This capstone course enables students to apply what they learned in their previous academic and IMP classes to complete a challenging, client-driven project. Students work in teams to design and create a solution to satisfy or fill a client’s need or want. Students are also expected to refine the products that comprise their portfolio to meet the specifications identified by the affiliate partner. Student teams make progress reports to their peers, meet regularly with their clients, and exchange constructive criticism and consultation. At the end of the course, teams present their projects to industry partners for feedback and professional review. This course equips students with the independent study skills that they will need in postsecondary education and careers in Interactive Media Production.


COMPUTER GAME DEVELOPMENT AND ANIMATION

COMPUTER DESIGN AND GAME ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS (BICDGADF) 2 Credits, Grade Level 9, 10  
This course is designed to introduce students to the 16 components of computer game design through a team-centered, problem-solving instructional format. The 16 components include game concept development, business planning and finance, interactive storytelling, storyboarding, writing documentation, developing characters, 2-D graphics, 3-D graphics, developing tools, designing user interfaces, learning about game engines, programming, recording audio and video, testing games, marketing, and publishing.

COMPUTER DESIGN AND GAME ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT I (BICDGAD2) 2 Credits, Grade Level 9, 10 
This course is designed to expose students to the 3D Game Engines: Game Maker, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, and others. Course topics will include programming languages, copyright laws, motion mechanics, narration and script writing, interactive storytelling, storyboarding, creating background music and game scores, graphic design for environment, graphic design for structures, graphic design for characters, Autodesk Maya and 3DS Max, and an introduction to the Foley Effect.

COMPUTER DESIGN AND GAME ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT II (BICDGAD3) 2 Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This course is designed to allow students to build on their previous knowledge of game design. Advanced topics covered will include Game Design Document II, Game Psychology Review, Advanced motion Mechanics, Advanced game programming and development (C#, C++), analysis of game and animation technology trends, advanced game design (UI, Environment, Lighting), Sound score mastering, recording and staging live Foley effect, 3D particle effects and lighting, 2D and 3D rendering technologies review, video editing effects and rendering, plus Unity and Unreal game engine product development.

COMPUTER DESIGN AND GAME ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE (BICDGADC) 2 Credits, Grade Level 11, 12 
This course is designed to allow students to refine their knowledge of the industry, and students will work on CGDA presentation events and SkillsUSA events. Students will make connections and build bridges for future success. Students will continue and finalize capstone projects, which will demonstrate not only GDCA skills but also interdepartmental cooperation. Completed portfolios will be presented and submitted for review. Students will have the opportunity to test for the Digital Literacy IC3 (Course Completer Certification Exam).


PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHIC CONCEPTS (BIPAMC) 2 Credits, Grade Level 9
This foundation course focuses on the art of digital photography and provides an overview of the creative media industry. Students demonstrate competencies that include being well-rounded artists and professionals, creative problem-solving skills, camera mechanics, rules of composition, copyright laws, plus numerous other topics related to the art of digital photography. Students will explore the workspace and functions of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Available at BISFA.

CINEMATOGRAPHY AND FILM PRODUCTION (BIACP1) 2 Credits, Grade Level 10
This course is designed to immerse students in the field of cinematography and film production. Topics include camera equipment, exposure, frame rate, resolution, file types, copyright for music and stock footage, camera operation and movement, recording, and syncing audio, the moving image as art, the art of story creation, and scriptwriting for film. Students create short films individually and as teams while practicing soft skills important to the career field. Students will explore the workspace and functions of Adobe Premiere Pro. Available at BISFA. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro to Photographic Concepts

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATOGRAPHY (BIACP2) 2 Credits, Grade Level 11
This course provides students with an extensive exploration of digital photography and cinematography. Students will learn the creative process and procedures involved in preparing a professional product. Advanced photographic topics will be explored, such as deconstructing the photograph, creativity strategies for concepts, social documentary photography and advanced color photography. Students will also focus on creating several short films with given prompts or the development of their own personal ideas. Preparation for portfolios begins for college and career recruitment. Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro techniques will progress throughout the course. CTE Pathway Concentrator Course. Available at BISFA. Prerequisite: Succesful completion of Photography and Cinematography I

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATOGRAPHY CAPSTONE (BIACBTC) 2 Credits, Grade Level 11
Students will complete a program-related capstone project by using personal video or photographic work for portfolio development. Other video topics include documentary and narrative filmmaking, creative lighting in cinematography, video as art, sound design for film, color grading, and self-promotion as an artist. Photographic work will include large-scale photography, contemporary use of photography, socially engaged photography, professional strategies working in the field, and the foundations of presenting work for display. The Capstone Portfolio Project will be presented to a panel that will include industry personnel, administration, and post-high school educators. Students will be made aware of the importance of workplace etiquette, proper use of social media, and networking as well as other soft skills. Students will complete the Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Pro Certification Test. CTE Pathway Completer Course. Available at BISFA. Prerequisite: successful completion of Photography and Cinematography II


Audiovisual Communications and Broadcasting Technologies

PRINCIPLES OF ARTS, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - BROADCASTING (AMC) (A2092/A2092SM) Grade Level 10, 11, 12
This course is a broad overview of the A/V communications and broadcasting industry. It touches on each aspect of this industry: content creation, live broadcasting, recorded communications, tech support, live events, and PR management. Each of these aspects is broken down into teachable topics that cover a broad knowledge base. The careers available in each of these aspects are also explored. Culminating projects show student mastery of the topics along with smaller quizzes along the way.

AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND PRODUCTION LEVEL 1 (A2093/A2093SM) Grade Level 10, 11, 12
The focuses of this course are more technical than the last and directed towards the operations of live television and radio. With regards to live television, students will learn how to write and read teleprompt scripts, how to use a camera on set, lighting, how to set up the A/V equipment, and how to perform a mic check. With regards to radio, students will learn how to perform a mic check, operate a mixing board, and set up the audio equipment. For recorded materials, students will learn how to properly edit and mix audio and sound. Students will begin Adobe Premiere Pro Training and experience interactions with industry professionals.

AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND PRODUCTION LEVEL 2 (A2094/A2094SM) Grade Level 11, 12
This course provides students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in one of two areas: the production of television broadcast programs or radio production. Students may prepare and produce short programs, learn the advanced technical aspects of the operation, how to evaluate programming/broadcasting and assess audience reaction and impact. Students will complete the Adobe Premiere Certification Test.

AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND BROADCAST TECHNOLOGIES CAPSTONE (A2095/A2095SM) Grade Level 11, 12
Students will complete a program-related capstone project. The instructor will make connections at local news and radio stations. Students will choose a station to partner with to complete a project given to them by that station. This course could be multifaceted in that the stations have problems that the students can solve remotely. The students can also work on senior highlights for the school news, local radio, etc. The options are vast. Students will complete their digital portfolio.