Media Arts I.
In this exciting course, students will create personal art using the latest technology in the brand new Mac lab equipped with the Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Animate), iPads, and creative apps. Students will become familiar with current skills and emerging trends in the popular and in-demand field of digital art, graphic design, motion graphics, digital illustration, and animation. Students will explore their own personal voice through dynamic media and come away with an extensive portfolio and knowledge of graphics software.
Media Arts II
In this level II class, students will continue to explore their own creative voice and develop skills in digital art, animation, graphic design, motion graphics, and illustration. Students will express themselves creatively through the latest technology available to artists and designers today using the new Mac lab and Adobe Creative Cloud programs (including Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate), iPads and creative apps. This studio-based class focuses on the principles of art and design, the study of media arts in our surroundings, hands-on experimentation, and critique. Students will be able to work on more advanced, longer term projects with student-driven and directed projects within Digital Art & Animation II.
Media Arts I is required or approval from the teacher.
Media Arts III
In this level III class, students will continue to create personal art through technology and build skills using the latest industry standard software and tools (Mac computers, Adobe Creative Cloud—Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, iPads, and creative apps). Media arts practices of digital art, graphic design, image manipulation, motion graphics, illustration, and animation are further explored in this course. This studio-based class focuses on design principles, design history, new techniques and trends, careers in media arts, hands-on experimentation, and critique. Students will have the opportunity for more choice-based projects within Media Arts III.
Media Arts II is required.