Communication Academy Course Descriptions

Digital Media Pathway

 

Students will prepare for careers in video production, editing, film, audio and video engineering. They will have the opportunity to develop real-world skills and learn the art of filmmaking from industry experts throughout Central Ohio.  This course will teach students the skills needed to adapt to ever-changing technology and communication methods to prepare them for the workforce. Students will apply the skills acquired in this program to produce shows that air in each of the three high schools, take part in film festivals and create digital media for their portfolio, as well as, internal and external clients. Students will also learn the business of arts and communication, and network with professionals in an evolving gig economy.

 

**Due to staffing and lab space, only a limited number of seats are available for the high schools for these pathways. If the requests exceed the available seats, priority will be based on seniority, as well as strong academic performance.

 

Digital Media – Year I - 053

                  Prerequisite:          Program Acceptance

                  Grade:                      9-12

                  Time Frame:          Year (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      2.00

  

Digital Media – Year II - 054

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Media – Year I, Program Acceptance

                  Grade:                      10-12

                  Time Frame:          Year (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      2.50

 

The Digital Media – Year I – 053 Pathway is comprised of the following courses:

 

Arts and Communication Primer - 0531

The worlds of art designers, performers and media artists intersect historically, culturally and aesthetically.  In this introductory course for the Arts and Communication Career Field, students learn the basics of performance, design, audio and video.  They review brochures, photographs, news stories, videos and other products common to the visual, media and performing arts industries.

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      9-12

                  Time Frame:          First Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      1.00

 

Video Production- 0532

This course focuses on video production for commercial use. Students plan and coordinate work with clients to produce projects on a tight timeline. They learn how to read and interpret a script, select and maintain equipment and combine graphics, text and special effects. Skills attained include pre-production documentation and planning; in-production audio and video recording; and post-production editing and distribution.

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      9-12

                  Time Frame:          Second Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      1.00

  

The Digital Media – Year II – 054 Pathway is comprised of the following courses:

 

Digital Cinema - 0541

Inspiration, technique and trends are the focus of this cinema-style course. Students engage in creative storytelling through concept development, scriptwriting and storyboarding. They learn to achieve the look of film through lighting and camera technique as well as double-system audio capture. Legal and ethical aspects such as copyright and fair use guidelines are learned.

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Media I

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      10-12 (Repeatable)

                  Time Frame:          First Semester (2 periods/ day)

                  Credit:                      1.00

 

Business of Arts and Communications  - 0542

A growing number of professionals make a living in industries related to arts and communications. From event management to tracking expenses, students learn the business side of visual media and performing arts. Topics include marketing, branding, producing, promoting, booking, budgeting and merchandising, etc. Students learn and apply intellectual property rights, licensing, copyright, royalties, liabilities and contractual agreements. They learn how both profit and non-profit organizations and businesses operate.

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Media I

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      10-12 (Repeatable)

                  Time Frame:          Second Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      1.00

  

Arts and Communication Capstone - 0543

Students apply Arts and Communication program knowledge and skills in a more comprehensive and authentic way. Capstones are project/problem-based learning opportunities that occur both in and away from school. Under the supervision of the school and through partnerships, students combine classroom learning with work experience to benefit themselves and others. These can take the form of mentorship employment, cooperative education, apprenticeships, and internships.

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Media I

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      10-12 (Repeatable)

                  Time Frame:          Second Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      0.5

 

Digital Graphics & Social Media Pathway

 

Students will prepare for careers in social media, marketing, websites and digital media. Students will utilize industry standard software and equipment to produce and manipulate digital images, video, and animations for online marketing. This program will teach students the skills they need to adapt to the ever-changing technology and communication marketplace. This program will teach students to develop online media and allow students to explore how social media has changed communication, how it affects their future and how they can use it as an advantage. Students will take part in local, regional, state, and national competitions and will develop real-world skills from industry experts throughout Central Ohio. Students will apply the skills acquired in this program by creating online media materials for both internal and external clients.

 

Digital Graphics & Social Media – Year I - 058

                  Prerequisite:         Program Acceptance

                  Grade:                      9-12

                  Time Frame:          Year (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      2.00

 

Digital Graphics & Social Media – Year II - 059

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Graphics & Social Media I – Year 1, Program Acceptance

                  Grade:                      10-12 (Repeatable)

                  Time Frame:          Year (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      2.50

 

The Digital Graphics & Social Media – Year I  - 058 Pathway is comprised of the following courses:

Intro to Online Media and Communications  -  0581

In this introductory course for the Media Arts and Communication Career Field, students will be introduced to the principals of design and marketing. Students will learn the basics to create graphics, video, and animations for online media. The social media curriculum will allow students to explore how social media has changed communication, how it affects their future, and how they can use it as an advantage.

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      9-12

                  Time Frame:          First Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      1.00

 

Digital Image Production & Editing - 0582

This course focuses on creating and manipulating images for online media. Students delve into the world of taking digital photos as well as editing digital images and illustrations. Students learn to adjust resolution and exposure, modify color, compress data and format and manage files for online media. Students will use problem-solving strategies and work collaboratively to complete the creative process using industry standard software and equipment.

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      9-12

                  Time Frame:          Second Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      1.00

 

The Digital Graphics & Social Media - Year II – 059 Pathway is comprised of the following courses:

 

Video Production for Social Media - 0591

This course focuses on video production for social media use. Students plan and coordinate work with clients to produce projects on a tight timeline. They learn how to read and interpret a script, select and maintain equipment and combine graphics, text and special effects for social media platforms. Skills attained include pre-production documentation and planning; in-production audio and video recording; and post-production editing, special effects and distribution.

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Graphics & Social Media I

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      10-12 (Repeatable)

                  Time Frame:          First Semester (2 periods / day)

Credit:                      1.00

 

Business of Arts and Communications - 0592

A growing number of professionals make a living in industries related to online media and communications. Students will learn the skills to produce online content, manage social media accounts across multiple platforms and plan marketing campaigns that will be promoted through social media and other online platforms. Students learn and apply intellectual property rights, licensing, copyright law/ethics, royalties, liabilities, social media writing structure, media analysis, and contractual agreements. They learn how both profit and non-profit organization businesses operate.

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Graphics & Social Media I

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      10-12 (Repeatable)

                  Time Frame:          Second Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      1.00

 

Arts and Communication Capstone - 0593

Students apply Arts and Communication program knowledge and skills in a more comprehensive and authentic way.

Capstones are project/problem-based learning opportunities that occur both in and away from school. Under supervision of the school and through partnerships, students combine classroom learning with work experience to benefit themselves and others. These can take the form of mentorship employment, cooperative education, apprenticeships and internships.

                  Prerequisite:          Digital Graphics & Social Media I

                  Graded:                    Conventional

                  Grade:                      10-12 (Repeatable)

                  Time Frame:          Second Semester (2 periods / day)

                  Credit:                      0.5