Information & Media Technologies covers both computer system technologies and visual digital media. A variety of programs are offered to meet today’s demand for digital communication and the systems that support it.
The Employability Skills for Career Readiness Standards must be an integrated component of all CTE course sequences.
ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS
Fashion, Textiles & Design
The Fashion, Textiles, and Design program provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of fashion, design, and construction. Areas of study include individual image, psychological and social aspects of clothing, wardrobe planning, consumer decision-making, pattern and textile selection, construction techniques, handling and care techniques, the use and care of sewing equipment, clothing repair, and fashion-related occupations.
The Graphic Design program provides students with an introduction of the principles of creating graphic works. Areas of study include elements and principles of design, production aspects, legal and ethical issues, and portfolio development.
This program introduces students to various media technologies used in business of digital communications. Areas of study include elements and principles of design, media platforms, legal and ethical issues in project development, production tools and techniques, marketing concepts and social media, professional communications, and content creation. Practices incorporate an appreciation of alternative and culturally diverse perspectives essential in business communication.
The Photography program provides students with the principles of commercial photography. Areas of study include camera and lens operation, lighting, image capture and digital image editing and processing. Students learn the history of photography, legal and ethical issues related to the industry, and develop a portfolio.
The Radio Production program provides students with the concepts and skills needed for radio broadcast production. Students learn on-air production techniques, news writing, sound gathering, and production operations through the platform of an internet radio station. Marketing and station promotion are also learned.
The Theatre Technology program instructs students in the craft and technical skills of theatrical production. Instruction includes theatre safety, lighting, scenic design and construction, and stage management.
The Video Production program provides students instruction in the various video production processes and techniques. Areas of study include camera operation, On-Air program production, creative works, and video editing. Students will produce original video and live broadcast productions. Emphasis is placed on writing, pre/post production, editing techniques, and studio and engineering procedures.
The Animation program provides students with the principles of 2D and 3D animation and graphics. Areas of study include storyboarding, modeling, background development, and the production process.
The Computer Science program provides students with the principles of computer science and programming. Areas of study include methodology, algorithms, data structures and object-oriented programming. Java and C++ are the primary languages taught.
The Cybersecurity program provides students with knowledge and skills in computer maintenance and repair, the cybersecurity life cycle, incident handling and networking. Successful students will be prepared to take certification exams for CompTIA’s A+ and Networking +, the gateway certifications for careers in IT and Cybersecurity.
Digital Game Development
The Digital Game Development program provides students with the principles of game mechanics. Areas of study include programming, story and character development, and artistic theory and concepts to develop a game.
Information Technology Networking
The Information Technology-Networking program provides students with concepts in computer networking. Areas of study include safety procedures, network systems hardware, network protocols, and constructing and maintaining a network.
Web Design & Development
The Web Design and Development program provides students with concepts to develop and maintain websites. Areas of study include content development, backend programming, design and layout theories, and user interface.