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Interactive Media

Interactive Media

Site: Mayfield High School
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.

Additional Information

Prerequisite: Portfolio/work samples
Recommendations: Art 1; Computer related courses
Credits: 3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credits each)
The student will learn:
  • Design/Art Concepts
  • 3D Graphics
  • Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • Special Effects Video
  • Multimedia Production
  • Economics & Business Concepts
  • Team-building
  • Video & Sound
  • Animation
  • 3D Techniques
  • Creating & Editing Digital Graphics
  • Lakeland Community College - up to 6 credits 
  • Kent State University - up to 12 credits
  • University of Akron - up to 12 credits
  • CT2 - up to 12 sem hrs/all OH public colleges
  • Adobe Certified Associate-Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate-Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate-Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Certified Professional-After Effects
  • Adobe Certified Associate-InDesign
  • Adobe Certified Professional-Animate


  • Animator
  • Digital Imaging Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Audio/Visual Specialist
  • Multi-Media Designer
  • Production Assistant
  • 3D Graphics Artist
  • Game Art
  • Motion Graphics Artist 
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