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Arts, Media & Entertainment Pathway

Arts, Media & Entertainment Pathway

Media Arts
Grade: 9-12
Duration: Year
Credits: 10
UC/CSU: Yes; “f” – VAPA, CTE
Prerequisite: None

This one-year course introduces students to the fundamentals of traditional art through
technology exploration as media. Topics covered include the elements of art, principles of design,
fine art, graphic design, visual communication, media, and provides career exploration. Students
will develop creative expression, solve visual problems, explore software and develop digital
imaging techniques. Students will develop a digital portfolio as well as art historical appreciation.

Art & Multimedia Advanced
Grade: 10-12
Duration: Year
Credits: 10
UC/CSU: Yes; “f”-VAPA, CTE
Prerequisite: Art & Multimedia

This one-year course is an advanced approach to design theory and visual communication in the
contemporary setting using digital art applications. There is a focus on the development of
students’ creative problem solving skills as well as developing more complex design applications
as applicable to visual communication and media. Students will learn and use their gained
knowledge of the way recognized artists and designers express complex ideas through imagery.
Students will synthesize their own ideas and the use of imagery as tool for communicating
complex ideas. May be repeated for credit.

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Media Arts

Grade:                           9-12 
Duration:                       Year 
Credits:                         10 
UC/CSU:                       Yes; “f” - VAPA
Prerequisite:                  None 

In this one-year course, students learn the basics of photography using their own cameras. They will apply the elements of art and principles of design to photographic compositions. Digital studio experiences will give the students the opportunity to develop technical abilities in Photoshop, creative expression, visual perception, and career explorations as well as art-historical appreciation.

Grade:                          10-12 
Duration:                       Year 
Credits:                         10 
UC/CSU:                       Yes; “f” - VAPA
Prerequisite:                  Digital Photography  

This one year course is an advanced approach to digital photography. There is a focus on visual problem solving and the development of more conceptual images. Students will need to develop more advanced composition and technical skills and develop a body of work that is suitable for art school portfolios, display and exhibition. Students will write an artist statement, do a research project based on careers and art history.


Digital Photography

Grade: 10-12
Duration: Year
Credits: 10
UC/CSU: Yes; “f” - VAPA,
Prerequisite: Drama or Musical Theatre

This CTE course provides students with examples of real world professional theatre opportunities and
develops the skills needed to build a career. Focus includes: resume, headshot, writing, directing, design,
and performance.