Arts, AV, and Communications

Arts & AV

Recommended Course Sequence


Arts and AV Cluster Flowchart
Recommended Course Sequence Flowchart   PDF


 Potential Certificates & Certifications


Students must meet specific criteria to qualify to test for these certifications.
 

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Illustrator, Flash via Certiport Inc.

(Offered within Graphic Design Courses)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) via CareerSafe Online

(Offered within A/V Production II & Fashion Design II Courses)

 

Course Descriptions
 

PRINCIPLES OF ARTS, AUDIO/VIDEO TECHNOLOGY, AND COMMUNICATIONS

The goal of this course is for the student understands arts, audio/video technology, and communications systems. Within this context, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities in this cluster and the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements for those opportunities.
 

ANIMATION I

In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the history and techniques of the animation industry.
 

AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION I

In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production audio and video products.
 

AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION II

Building upon the concepts taught in Audio/Video Production, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and postproduction products. This course may be implemented in an audio format or a format with both audio and video.
 

AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION II & LAB

Building upon the concepts taught in Audio/Video Production, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and postproduction products. Through diverse forms of storytelling and production, students will exercise and develop creativity, intellectual curiosity, and critical-thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative skills. This course may be implemented in an audio format or a format with both audio and video. Requiring a lab requisite for the course affords necessary time devoted specifically to the production and post-production process.
 

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

In addition to developing knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the commercial photography industry with a focus on creating quality photographs.
 

FASHION DESIGN I

Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the fashion industry with an emphasis on design and construction. 
 

FASHION DESIGN II & LAB

Careers in fashion span all aspects of the textile and apparel industries. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the fashion industry with an emphasis on design and construction.
 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION I

Within this context, in addition to developing knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design.
 

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

Professional Communications blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communication. Within this context, students will be expected to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct Internet research.
 

STC PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS DUAL CREDIT
STC Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH1311

This course introduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking. 



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