Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Courses
Creative students who see themselves designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing or publishing multimedia content will want to pursue courses in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Career Cluster.
You will apply artistic talent to practical problems and learn visual arts principles that prepare you with skills and techniques to work in any number of creative design and entertainment fields.
CAREER CLUSTER ALIGNMENT
This career cluster is organized into six career pathways:
- Audio and video technology and film
- Broadcasting and journalism
- Performing arts
- Printing technology
- Visual Arts
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENT ORGANIZATION
The student organizations for Arts, A/V Technology and Communications are:
EDUCATION AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
After taking CTE classes in arts, A/V technology and communications, you could pursue any number of opportunities including:
- On-the-job education as an actor, artist, dancer, graphic designer, set designer or musician. These experiences can be started while you are still in high school
- A credential in graphic design
- A two-year degree in drama, music, art, radio or TV broadcasting
- A four-year degree in communications, graphic art composition, vocal performance drama/theater, education, art, or music, radio, TV or film production.
SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS RELATING TO THIS CAREER CLUSTER
- Video or web producer
- Film maker
- Graphic designer
- Television studio producer
- Stage designer
- Radio broadcaster
- Fashion/apparel designer or illustrator
- Interior designer
- Home furnishing coordinator
- Textile designer or chemist
- Curator or gallery manager
- Costume designer
ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN
Course Number: II31
This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN*
Course Number: II33
Prerequisite: II32 Adobe Digital Design
This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Course Number: BD10
Prerequisite: Microsoft ITA: Word and PowerPoint
This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design.
Course Number: MM51
In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.
Course Number: MI21
In this course students are introduced to the fashion and merchandising industries. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among the concepts of the business of fashion, fashion promotion events, the evolution and movement of fashion, the fashion industry, career development, merchandising of fashion, and the selling of fashion.
(Standard & Honors Level Offered)
Course Number: BM10
Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. In the first part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations.
APPAREL & TEXTILE PRODUCTION I
Course Number: FA31
In this course students are introduced to clothing production in the areas of preparation for clothing construction, basic clothing construction techniques, consumer decisions, textiles, historical perspectives and design, and career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on students applying these construction and design skills to apparel and home fashion. Art, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and Cooperative education are not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Course Number: ME11
Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing
OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10
Principles of Business and Finance
In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.
CTE ADVANCED STUDIES
Course Number: CS95
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster
This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers.
Multiple Enhancement courses offered
- CC45 Career Management
- BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors
- FC11 Principles of Family & Human Services
- BF10 Principles of Business & Finance
- BF05 Personal Finance
- CS97 CTE Internship