Digital Arts & Technology

Digital Arts & Technology

Site: Aurora High School
COLLEGE CREDITS - Tech Prep/CT2
Two-year program: grades 11-12
 
Digital Arts and Technology teaches photography, video production and cinematography to students who may be interested in a career in the media industry. Juniors learn business and technical skills through hands-on experiences. The senior year probides a unique professional opportunity in which students intern outside of school with local businesses three days a week. Today's buinesses are in need of a consistent professional online content. Whether a business needs photos and video for their website, social media assistance or commercials, businesses need people who know how to communicate and tell visual stories. We show students what it takes to go to work for a company as well as what is involved to start as a small business. Our Apple iMac lab comes with the full Adobe Creative Cloud, including Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects. Students receive a copy to use at home during their two years in the program. Students will learn to take professional photos, in and out of the studio and apply this skill toward multiple careers, not limited to only studio photography. Video and cinematography are taught so that students can become effective storytellers, and apply their skills toward the film mindustry or go to work making videos for a video production company. This class is designed so that dedicated students who are driven can take advantage of all opportunities provided, which will help grow their professional network that will help them for years to come.
 

Instructor: Mr. Patrick Fenner
pfenner@aurora-schools.org
  • Education: Kent State University-Masters-CTTE Education and Bachelors in Business Administration.
  • Work Experience: Excel TECC Digital Arts & Technology teacher (11 yrs); Hudson Cable Television-Production Assistant (9 yrs)); Technology consultant-Cleveland Municipal School District; Hudson City Schools-Broadcast Journalism technical instructor (6 yrs); Owner of Visual Karma Photo, Video and Sound (8 yrs); Cleverock.com-Media editor and head photographer (11 yrs).

 

 

 

 


Digital Arts & Technology

Additional Information

Credits: 3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credits each; Senior year includes Internship)
 
PROGRAM CONTENT
The student will learn:
    •  Professional photography
    •  Editing video photos 
   •  Camera & VideoTechniques
   •  Connecting skills to available jobs 
COURSES
  •   Arts & Communication Primer
   •   Digital Image Editing
   •   Business of Arts & Communication
   •   Digital Cinema

EQUIPMENT USED
   •  Nikon DSLRs
   •  Apple iMacs
   •  Video cameras, stabilizers and tripods
   •  Studio Space
   •  Professional lighting, flashes & strobes
   •  Adobe Creative Cloud: Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro & After Affects

POST SECONDARY ARTICULATION
    •   Kent State University: up to 12 credits
     •   CT2 - 3 sem hours/all OH public colleges
CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE
   •   Adobe Certified Expert Photoshop CC
    •   Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CC 2015  
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
   •   Video Production
   •   Cinematographer
   •   Photographer
   •   Marketing
   •   Graphic Designer 
    •   Small Business Owner      
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