FOUNDATIONS OF MEDIA PRODUCTION
In this introductory course, students learn the basics of time-based media and learn the basic skill set required to produce and edit audio and video. Class meetings and projects will be structured to help students develop the skills to digitally acquire and manipulate moving images and sound. Students will learn how to properly plan, develop and execute a time-based piece. They will write scripts, create storyboards, and acquire and edit moving images and sound. This course will serve as a strong base for all future media production work, and is necessary for those who plan to continue their study of art in upper-level media arts courses.
MEDIA PRODUCTION 1
This course is for students who have successfully completed Foundations of Media Production. Students in Media Production 1 will advance their media production skills by completing time-based media projects. Students will use digital video and audio to create meaningful fiction and non-fiction work. They will have access to the studio, where they can utilize live production tools to produce programming for the school and local cable access channels. Additionally, they will be able to produce short films. They will learn how to move through the phases of pre-production, production, and post-production to produce media.
MEDIA PRODUCTION 2
This course is open to students who have completed Media Production 1. Students will build on their previous knowledge and understanding of Media Production to produce high-quality projects. This course is designed for a student with interest in higherlevel media production and may be considering a career in documentary or narrative filmmaking, journalism, time-based art, or studio production. Students will have access to the studio, where they can utilize live production tools to produce programming for the school and local cable access channels. Additionally, students will be able to produce short films. The course emphasizes the development of strong concepts to communicate effectively through the combination of audio and visuals.
ADVANCED MEDIA PROJECTS
This course is open to students who have completed Media Production 2. Students will begin the semester with a project concept that they will execute to completion by the end of the school year in this open studio course. This course is designed for students with interest in media production (non-fiction and narrative filmmaking, journalism, time-based art, studio production) as a career choice. The course emphasizes the completion of a well-conceptualized, high-quality project. Students must be willing and able to work independently on a project from concept to completion in this course.