Digital Design Academy

Digital Design

This program offers a sequence of courses that are designed to develop skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations, layout, design and measurement activities; decision-making activities, and digital imaging. After completing Digital Design I and successful acquisition of Adobe Photoshop ACA certification, students may choose a path in Digital Design that focuses on Yearbook Production or Business Design.

Course Sequence:

 9th Grade: Digital Information Technology (Required for all 9th Grade students)
                  Digital Design 1
10th Grade: Digital Design 2
11th Grade: Digital Design 3
12th Grade: Digital Design 4 & 5

Certifications Offered: 

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) InDesign
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Flash
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle

Possible Career Tracks:

  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising
  • Fashion Designer

TV Production Academy

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster. Content includes communication skills, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, and preparation to assume responsibility for overall production of television studio activities including: scripts, lighting, shooting and directing, electronic news gathering, and field production.

Course Sequence:

 9th Grade: TV Production 1
10th Grade: TV Production 2
11th Grade: TV Production 3
12th Grade: TV Production 4 & 5

Certifications Offered: 

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Flash
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Premiere Pro

Certification Resources: 

  • Lynda.com
  • GMetrix practice exams

Possible Career Tracks:

  • Producer
  • Camera Technician