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CTE

Digital Technology Classes

Digital Graphic Design 1

  • This course helps students develop aesthetic criteria in order to create graphic art imagery using a microcomputer. The course emphasizes the knowledge and application of the art elements and principles of design as used in visual communication. Students use the computer and digital tools to apply or formulate programs to communicate creative visual ideas, including animation, game production, and artistic aspects of web site design. This course may also include aspects of the Cinematography/Artistic Videos course. Students study artists who practice these art forms and learn and practice critiques of these art forms.

Digital Graphic Design 2

  • This course is designed to provide instruction in theoretical and technical skills of advanced digital art and multimedia applications. Students will have extensive hands-on use of computer-based materials to develop multimedia projects based on computer graphic applications. Significant emphasis will be implemented focusing on individual artist's creative expression through the use of digital art and multimedia software applications.

Digital Animation

  • This competency based course introduces student to the field of animation and helps them develop the essential skills for traditional animation and animated film making as well as gain knowledge about the career opportunities with the field.  The course is based on three concentrations of all animation: Animation Mechanics, Art and Cinema Skills, Pencil-Acting, and Story-Telling.  Elements and techniques of the story, basic drawing, technical animation and timing character construction and design, layout and the history of animation are also covered.  Storytelling and acting is emphasized.  Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communications, interpersonal skills, problem solving, safety and technology.