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)