Courses At Lafon Performing Arts Center (LPAC)

  • Advanced Television Broadcasting I & II 

    Advanced Television Broadcasting I: 
    This is a project-based course designed to prepare students for more advanced video production utilizing studio and field production techniques.  Students work individually, as well as in teams, to gain experience in all phases of studio and field production including multi-camera production, video editing, graphics, lighting, and audio. Students will work toward becoming certified in Adobe Premiere Pro, a state-approved industry-based certification. The course is designed around real-world situations. Students will develop the ability to produce professional projects for real-world clients. The course is intended to allow students to think creatively while meeting client expectations. Students must complete 25 hours of teacher-approved work in addition to the instruction time. Students taking this course are expected to work athletic, arts, and community events after school, which does go toward reaching the 25-hour requirement. There is a heavy influence of sports journalism when taking this course in the fall semester. This course is a Satellite Center course taught at the Lafon Performing Arts Center.

    PREREQUISITE: TV Production I or Satellite Center instructor recommendation.      Grade Level: 11-12    Credit: 2      Fee: (None)

     

    Advanced Television Broadcasting II: 
    Advanced Television Broadcasting II is a continuation of Advanced TV Broadcasting I which expands student’s technical skills. Students work individually, as well as in teams, to gain experience related to short film production, documentaries, news/sports journalism, music videos, PSAs and commercials. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in Adobe Premiere Pro, a state-approved industry-based certification. They will also have the opportunity to become an Adobe Certified Professional in Video Design. Students must complete 25 hours of teacher-approved work in addition to their instructional time. Students taking this course are expected to work athletic, arts and community events after school, which does go toward reaching the 25-hour requirement. In addition, students are provided the opportunity to earn Dual Enrollment at Southeastern University (COMM 257 - 3 college credits). This course is a Satellite Center course taught at the Lafon Performing Arts Center. 

    PREREQUISITE: Advanced TV Broadcasting I      Grade Level: 11-12     Credit: 2         Fee: (None)


  • Dance I & II

    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

     

    Dance II:

    In Dance II, team members will focus in more detail in one of two learning paths based on their fields of interest in the dance world.  Ballet/Tap or Modern Jazz

    Team members will further explore the history, taking time to delve into more detailed time periods, events, and artists.  Team members will also further develop their techniques and strengthen their movement vocabulary and execution. Dance II will have more focus on facilitated class discussions of the philosophy of dance and performance-focused. Dancers will gain experience and insight into how to perform efficiently and professionally in a dance rehearsal and dance performance.

    Prerequisite: Dance 1, Dance Teacher Written Recommendation, or Interview with SCCPS Dance Faculty.     Grade Level: 10-12         Credit: 1        Fee: none


  • Digital Media I & II

    Digital Media I:
    Digital Media I is a project-based course that allows students to express themselves through the creation of digital graphics. Using industry-standard tools and techniques, students will create innovative digital media projects for clients both inside and out of the School District. Students will also be given the ability to facilitate meetings, serve as team leaders, manage project timelines and produce professional products. In addition, students will also be expected to give presentations, as well as participate in-class critiques and team meetings. This integrated curriculum forms a solid groundwork from which students may build upon in Digital Media II. Through the course, students have the opportunity to earn an Industry-Based Certification of Adobe Illustrator. This course is a Satellite Center course taught at the Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center. 

    PREREQUISITE: (one of the following) Art II, Talented Art, AP Studio Art, Computer Multimedia Productions, Desktop Publishing, Digital Graphics and Animation, Interactive Media I or II, Advanced TV Broadcasting I or II, or Satellite Center Instructor recommendation.    

    Grade Level: 11-12                 Credit:  2                Fee:  (None)

     

    Digital Media I:
    Digital Media II is a continuation of Digital Media I, expanding upon students' visual design abilities and technical skills. Students will create electronic and print portfolios, explore various animation techniques, styles, and production methods, and continue to work on advanced design campaigns. There is a strong focus on students providing project and team management services to other students as well as fostering a real-world business atmosphere in the classroom. Students must complete 25 hours of teacher-approved work in addition to the instructional time. This course is a Satellite Center course taught at the Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center.  Through the course, students have the opportunity to earn an Industry-Based Certification of Adobe Illustrator.  

    PREREQUISITE:  Digital Media I   Grade Level:  11-12        Credit:  2               Fee:  (None)


  • Interactive Media (IM):
    This newly redesigned project-based course allows students to explore their creative side while also following their own passions. After spending the first few months of the semester exploring multiple areas of the digital arts world, each student will be allowed to create an individual passion project for the remainder of course. Some examples of possible creative projects that students could create are motion graphics, stop-action animation, interactive animation, digital art installations, digital painting, augmented reality design, mobile apps, client-based web design, podcasts, social media marketing, studio photography, photojournalism, mobile photography, photo manipulation, character/background design for animation or video games mobile gaming, interactive art displays, animated gifs, 3D design for augmented reality, or any other creative project that a student finds in their research.

    Each student will also have the opportunity to connect with other high school and college digital arts students around the nation, as well as industry professionals. Students will also be given the ability to facilitate meetings, serve as team leaders, manage project timelines and produce professional products. In addition, each student will examine possible careers in the digital arts field and create a personal portfolio to use as they pursue their goals. 

    This course is a Satellite Center course and is taught at the Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center.

    PREREQUISITE: (one of the following) Art I or above, Talented Art, Digital Graphics, Web Mastering I/II, Drafting, Digital Media, Technical Theatre, Advanced TV Broadcasting, or Satellite Center instructor recommendation (would also require meeting and/or portfolio review).

    Grade level:   11-12    Credit:  2                Fee:  (None)


  • Technical Theatre & Theater Design and Technology 

    Technical Theatre:
    Explore the “behind the scenes” elements of production in the following disciplines: art/design, backstage crew, lighting/electrics, and sound, among other subcategories. Learn and apply knowledge and skills to design your own work for a portfolio; act as crew moving sets, props, etc. during shows; operate a spotlight, lighting console, and audio console; set up a PA system and cabling for audio set-ups; and participate in best safety practices, including handling electrics and using proper body mechanics. Academic study and hands-on application provide a practical approach to production. Student-workers can earn compensation after 25 hours of teacher-approved work in addition to instructional time. This is a Satellite Center course, instructed at the Lafon Performing Arts Center.

    PREREQUISITE: Satellite Center instructor recommendation     Grade level: 10-12.     Credit: 2.     Fee: None

     

    Theater Design and Technology:
    Explore the “behind the scenes” elements of production in the following disciplines: art/design, backstage crew, carpentry/construction, rigging, props, costumes, makeup, and stage management, among other subcategories. Learn and apply knowledge and skills to design your own work for a portfolio;
    act as crew moving sets, props, etc. during shows; build and paint scenery; operate a rigging console to fly performers on stage; create props for performers’ use; alter and sew costumes; practice makeup application and techniques for special effects; and run a production smoothly by maintaining records and acting as a mediator through stage management, similar to directing. Academic study and hands-on application provide a practical approach to production. Student-workers can earn compensation after 25 hours of teacher-approved work in addition to instructional time. This is a Satellite Center course, instructed at the Lafon Performing Arts Center.

    PREREQUISITE: Satellite Center instructor recommendation     Grade level: 10-12.     Credit: 2.     Fee: None