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Arts, Graphic Design & Communications

Arts Graphic Design and Communications

If you are creative, enjoy making videos and have a natural interest in technology you should consider the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications pathway.  In this pathway, learn new tricks and tools to take videos and digital design to the next level while preparing a future career in the communications field.

Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications

Grade: 9/Credit: 1         
Prerequisite: None 

The goal of this course is for the student to understand arts, audio/video technology, and communications systems. Within this context, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities in this cluster and the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements for those opportunities. 

Audio/Video Production l 

Grade: 9–12/Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None 

In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production audio and video products.

Audio/Video Production ll/Audio/Video Production ll Lab 

Grade: 10–12/Credits: 2
Prerequisite: Audio/Video Production l  
Co-requisite: Audio/Video Production ll 

Building upon the concepts taught in Audio/Video Production, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production products. Through diverse forms of storytelling and production, students will exercise and develop creativity, intellectual curiosity, and critical-thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative skills. This course may be implemented in an audio or a format with both audio and video. Requiring a lab requisite for the course affords necessary time devoted specifically to pre-production and post-production processes. 

Graphic Design and Illustration l

Grade: 10–12/Credit: 1               
Prerequisite: None 

Within this context, in addition to developing knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design. 

Graphic Design and Illustration ll/Graphic Design and Illustration ll

Lab Grade: 10–12/Credits: 2
Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Illustration l 
Co-requisite: Graphic Design and Illustration ll 

Students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on mastery of content knowledge and skills. Districts are encouraged to offer this lab in a consecutive block with Graphic Design and Illustration II to allow students sufficient time to master the content of both courses. 

Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration 

Grade: 10–12/Credits: 2
Prerequisites: Graphic Design and Illustration ll and Graphic Design and Illustration ll Lab 

In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop a technical understanding of the industry with a focus on skill proficiency. Instruction may be delivered through lab-based classroom experiences or career preparation opportunities.