Photography 1 and 2
This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photo editing software. Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes, at the beginning of each period. They will be allowed to go outside and shoot assignments, based on what they are learning. Perhaps the most useful part of classroom instruction will be daily reviews of photos students have shot the previous day(s). They will see what makes a successful photo and what does not.
Digital Media & Graphic Design 1 & 2
Graphic Design I is a basic course in the area of computer graphics which covers the primary graphic arts processes. Students will receive hands-on experience in the area of digital art and design. Along with other equipment, students will use computer software for precision layouts and project design, including illustration and photograph manipulation. This general course covers the basics of the 4-color printing process, art and design, and advertising. Graphic Design II expands upon the lessons learned in Graphic Design I. Students will incorporate their own digital photography and digital art into their original designs. Open to students that are interested in learning about the second largest industry in the United States today.