Site: Mayfield High School
COLLEGE CREDITS - Tech Prep/CT2
Two-year program: grades 11-12
Interactive Media students learn to use professional level graphic arts computer software for image editing, animation, special effects video, and web design. Students will have high probability for employment in a 21st century career in the arts because computers are the standard for the graphic arts industry today.
The computer hardware found in the classroom matches the professional graphic arts work environment. Students utilize digital drawing tablets, scanners, digital photo and video cameras, professional graphics software and computers with dual display monitors.
Students become confident communicating effectively and professionally with adults by doing work for local non-profit organizations and small business clients. Interactive Media students have done award winning projects for clients that include the Lake County Metroparks and the Hungarian Society of Cleveland.
For more in-depth information on the Interactive Media Program click on the link below.
Instructor: Mr. Mike Caldwell
- Education: Ohio University-MFA; Cleveland Institute of Art-BFA.
- Work Experience: Excel TECC (Mayfield)-Interactive Media program teacher (18 yrs); Ursuline College-Adjunct Graphic Arts Teacher; Fox 8 Cleveland-Broadcast Graphic Design; Cleveland Museum of Art-Educational Technology Coordinator; Self-Employed Web Design; U.S Air Force-Weather Specialist.
- Awards: Lakeland Tech Prep Showcase Interactive Media First Place student team – 2005; Ohio State Skills USA Tech Prep Showcase Interactive Media First Place student teams - 2006, 2010.
- Hobbies: Art, hiking.