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ATS Digital Media Technology
Digital Media is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, during both the A.M. and the 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: graphic design, photography, web design, digital media and motion creation, photo manipulation, and drone aviation. Some of the software programs used to gain this experience include: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premiere.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Master the skills of design and important techniques in graphic design. Build your skill set learning about color theory, typography, images and many other elements used together to produce creative eye-catching work. Students will learn the Adobe software suite including Photoshop and Illustrator.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Using professional DSLR cameras and lenses, learn the basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment. The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color.
WEB DESIGN: By learning HTML and CSS you will develop the skills of front-end web design focusing on designing and building websites that are focused on the needs of users, striking a balance between form and function. We will use Adobe Dreamweaver to achieve these goals.
DRONES: Learn to fly and maintain a drone while preparing to enter the fast-growing drone aviation industry. You will learn the basics of flying, with a focus on safety and proper technique. You will learn the proper ways to shoot and edit aerial photography and videography. Adobe Premiere and Photoshop will be used for editing.
COMPUTER CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS: Computer Concepts and Applications prepares students with the skills required to be a successful and responsible member of today’s digitally connected society. Concepts include computer software, computer hardware, cloud computing, Internet use, networking, security, and privacy.
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:
- Computer Related Classes
- Web Design
- Applied Mathematics
- 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.
For more information on this program, please contact your high school counselor, the ATS Director, or the program instructor:
ATS Director - Allan Wamsley
Digital Media Technology Instructor - Greg Simos