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Digital Media Technology

Digital Media is open to Juniors and Seniors, during both the A.M. and P.M.

The Digital Media Technology Program combines classroom experience with real-world projects; this interdisciplinary program is designed for students seeking employment in information technology careers, including, but not limited to: web design, digital media and motion graphics creation, photo manipulation, programming for the web, and installation and repair of microcomputer systems. Some of the software program used to gain this experience include: Adobe Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects.

DIGITAL MEDIA I and II: This hands-on class covers fundamental theories and methods of computer use in art, computer assisted imagery and multi-sensory, interactive processing, and creating 2D and 3D media. Students will use various software programs to produce and present quality multimedia presentations.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP: Master the skills and techniques in graphic design to and construct graphics which could be added to web pages or Flash applications. Students will learn the basics to manipulating photos and other graphics.

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING: Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming is an introductory course in event driven programming in the Microsoft Visual BASIC language; a popular Microsoft Windows based programming language. Students will learn the full range of this language through lectures and programming projects.

FLASH: Hands-on experience with Adobe Flash as used in a typical Web/Graphics design environment. Master the basics of drawing, creating animations, and manage Flash tools. Manage and use libraries, organize projects, create interactive buttons, add sounds, and publish movies. Integrate graphics from other sources including Photoshop and Illustrator.

PROGRAMMING LOGIC: Programming Logic develops analytical skills using structured programming design methods to solve practical business problems. This course allows the student to acquire the skills to program in many different languages.

WEB DEVELOPMENT: Dreamweaver allows students to master these web development tools. The skills in this class provide a method for fast development of web pages and graphics. Students will develop skills to construct basic web design structures, including frames, tables, forms, and graphics, using HTML and CSS.

MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS: Gives practical experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.

Students enrolled in a Career Education Program are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students must be able to follow instructions and work as a member of a team to achieve the course objectives. Students are expected to be accurate, have a positive attitude and maintain good attendance throughout the school year.

Instruction will involve both classroom and laboratory experiences with home study required.

Recommended High School Courses:

  • Keyboarding
  • Computer Related Classes
  • Web Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Photo Editing

These are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this career education program.

Tool Requirements:
Jump Drive/Thumb Drive

For more information on this program, please contact any of the following:

Your high school guidance counselor

Amanda McCarty, ATS Recruiter and Placement Coordinator

amccarty@jeffco.edu or (636)481-3498

OR the program instructor, Greg Simos

gsimos@jeffco.edu or (636)481-3472