Visual Arts

Digital Photography 1

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Semester – ½ credit

PREREQUISITE: Studio Art

Digital Photography 1 & 2 focuses on the basics of identifying creative elements in your everyday life.  Students will develop experience working in a lifestyle and a studio setting.  Technical methods and photographic aesthetics will be explored, as well as the use of the computer to manipulate and produce printed images. Students must be prepared to complete a large portion of this coursework at home.  Fields of study include: the camera, light, exposures, composition, special effects, equipment, history, and careers in photography.

Digital Photography 2

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Semester – ½ credit

PREREQUISITE: Studio Art + Digital Photography 1

Digital Photography 2 moves past the technical aspects of camera work and dives deeper into post production manipulation and creativity.

Visual Communication (Graphic Design/Video) 1

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Semester – ½ credit

Prerequisite: Studio Art

In this class there will be an emphasis on creative problem solving in a digital world.  Between 1st and 2nd semester, the topics covered will include illustration, advertisement, typography, product design, media production, and both the still and moving image.  Students will be working both individually and in groups to complete hands on projects.

Visual Communication (Graphic Design/Video) 2

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Semester – ½ credit

PREREQUISITE: Studio Art  & Visual Communication 1

In this class there will be an emphasis on creative problem solving in a digital world.  Between 1st and 2nd semester, the topics covered will include illustration, advertisement, typography, product design, media production, and both the still and moving image.  Students will be working both individually and in groups to complete hands on projects.