Courses At Lafon Performing Arts Center (LPAC)

  • Advanced Television Broadcasting:

    Advanced TV Broadcasting is a project-based course designed to prepare team members for careers in the TV Broadcasting industry and for post-secondary study in the mass communications field. Team members in this coursework with storyboarding, scripting, multi-camera production, editing, lighting, and audio equipment.

    Possible Careers: Director, Editor, Lighting Director, News Anchor, Producer, Videographer

    Prerequisite: TV Production I or Satellite Center facilitator recommendation

  • Dance I:

    This class begins with an overview of human anatomy as it relates to dance movement, along with various injury-prevention techniques and standard dance terms. Students will study the basic elements of space, time, and energy as it relates to dance, dance structures, and choreographic devices and how they serve as both foundation and a departure point for choreographers. Students will also experience dance performance as an interaction between performer, production elements, and audience that heightens and amplifies artistic expression. Students will learn to interpret and analyze dance movement by considering intent, meaning, and artistic expression as communicated through the use of the body, elements of dance, dance technique, dance structure, and context. Finally, students will practice dance literacy which includes deep knowledge and perspectives about societal, cultural, historical, and community contexts.

    Located at the LaFon Performing Arts Center for 1 period (90 minutes) and can count as fine arts for TOPS.

    Prerequisite: None                       Credit: 1 Credit                           Fee: None                Grade Level: 9-12

  • Digital Media:

    Digital Media prepares team members for careers in the digital art field and post-secondary study by working with clients, utilizing project-based learning, and using tools, resources, and methods that are found in the field.

    Prerequisites: (one of the following) Art II, Webmastering I/II, Multimedia Productions, Digital Graphics, or Satellite Center facilitator recommendation

    Possible Careers: Graphic Designer, Animator, Multimedia designer, Art Director, Illustrator, Desktop Publisher, Pre-Flight Operator, Photographer, Game Designer

  • Interactive Media:

    Interactive Media prepares team members for one of the fastest growing and evolving careers in the job market today, the interactive media/design field. Team Members will take part in real, client-related projects that use tools, resources, and methods found in the field to prepare team members for the interactive media field and post-secondary study. These projects integrate the elements of programming, makerspace, audio, video, still images, animation, photography, text, and data for the delivery of interactive content.

    *Interactive Media team members also have the opportunity to work for WebQuil (the parish website maintenance project) as a paid intern.

    Prerequisite: (one of the following) Art II or above, Computer Science, Digital Graphics, ITS Helper Aid (HHS), Operation Spark,  TV Production, Web Design, or Satellite Center facilitator recommendation

    Possible Careers: Web Administrator, UI/UX Designer, Software Developer, Web Programmer, Interface Website Designer, Streaming Video Administrator, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, Interactive Systems Designer, Mobile Application Designer, Animator, Multimedia Designer, Desktop Publisher, Photographer, Game Designer/Developer

  • Technical Theatre:

    The course is an exploration of the duties of stage technicians and their contributions to the total aesthetic effect of a dramatic production. The course will cover the basics of costuming, make-up, and delve into set design and construction, lighting design and technology, sound, properties, etc.  Topics covered will include design research and principles; scene shop organization; painting and construction techniques; equipment use and maintenance; principles and application of sound, lighting, and computer technology; the use of special effects; costume and makeup considerations; theatre safety; and the function of technical stage personnel in production work. Technical Theatre will incorporate academic study and hands-on application of knowledge and skills designed to introduce students to a practical approach to technical and production aspects. Students learn the skills needed to construct scenery, hang and focus lighting instruments, and implement a sound system. Students are trained in the usage of tools, lumber, and machinery. Students will play active roles in productions/performances in the district.

    Students must complete 25 hours of teacher approved work per semester in addition to instructional time. This course is a Satellite Center course and is taught at the Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center.

    Prerequisite: Satellite Center instructor recommendation