Introduction to Computer Science / Programming
Designed to be the first computer science course for students who have never programmed before Students work in teams to create simple apps for mobile devices using MIT App Inventor®. Students explore the impact of computing in society and the application of computing across career paths and build skills and awareness in digital citizenship and cybersecurity. Students model, simulate, and analyze data about themselves and their interests. They also transfer the understanding of programming gained in App Inventor to learn introductory elements of text-based programming in Python® to create strategy games.
Students learn: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Garageband, and iMovie. This one-year course is an integration of communication skills and artistic proficiencies using contemporary media arts as a focus. Students will create logos, webpages, animation, photo galleries, and video. This integrated curriculum forms a solid groundwork from which students may build upon in the Digital Media Pathway. This course is a college prep class that earns UC credit.
Advanced Visual Imagery / Photography
This course is an integration of communication skills and artistic proficiencies using photography as a focus. Emphasis is placed on creative, expository, and instructional writing using comprehensive photographic and design concepts. Students learn color management, graphic design and/or selection of typography, texture, and layout design. This course covers production techniques, aesthetics in Photography and develops production skills through hands-on experience with cameras, studio lighting, film, imaging software Digital and conventional darkroom equipment. This course explores the uses of photography in the humanities, emphasizing commercial and documentary photography and there social and historical significance. This course is a college prep class that earns UC credit.
Digital Media / Graphic Design
The course is a capstone of the Digital Media Pathway. The prerequisite is completion of Visual Imaging or with instructor permission. The focus of study is on the artistic side of graphic design and how digital art is created and produced and its overall relevance to society. Through the use of computers, the student will be exposed to working with visual communicate and digital art for print, web, video, and personal use. Students will use current and traditional techniques as related to the principles and elements of design. This course is a college prep class that earns UC credit.