Communication Technology

Communications Technology – Introductory (Exploratory Courses)

Students will gain knowledge and experience in the areas of photography, video and editing. Students will be using digital D5LR and video cameras for production work. In addition, industry-standard computers and software packages (Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection) will allow students to enhance their photography and video projects. On course completion, students will create a DVD portfolio that will showcase their Multimedia skills and projects.

Communications Technology – Intermediate (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Communications Technology – Introductory
At the Intermediate level, students continue to develop and refine their skills.

Communications Technology – Advanced (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Communications Technology – Intermediate
At the Advanced level, students continue to develop and refine their skills.

Knowledge and Employability Art/Design and Art Media Communication

Communication courses are designed to teach skills for entry-level positions in art and media communication by developing employability competencies that relate to all career paths.

Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 10-4

Students will:

  • explore a variety of occupations within an art and design environment 
  • identify the elements and principles of design 
  • identify and develop techniques to produce 2-D and 3-D projects

Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 20-4

Prerequisite: Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 10-4
Students will continue to develop the knowledge and skills that were covered in Art/Design 10-4 with more depth and advanced learning.

Knowledge and Employability Art/Media Communication 10-4

Students will:

  • explore a variety of occupations within an art and media environment 
  • identify the elements and principles of design 
  • develop procedures for taking video images 
  • identify graphic arts applications and processes

Knowledge and Employability Art/Media Communication 20-4/30-4

Prerequisite: Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 10-4
Students will continue to develop the knowledge and skills that were covered in Art/Media Communication 10-4 with more depth and advanced learning.

Design Studies

This course engages students in the creative process of examining the visual forms of communication that are all around us. Students will be problem solving, producing, conceiving and evaluating products, advertising, services and systems as designers would do.

Areas of study available to students include two and three dimensional design, drafting for design and technical drawing, product design, living environments (interior design, architecture and landscaping), and the history and business of design.

Career paths include:

  • Graphic Art
  • Architecture 
  • Multimedia 
  • Art Director 
  • Product Design 
  • Typography
  • Product Marketing 
  • Interior Design 
  • Floral Design 
  • Jewelry Design

Design Studies - Introductory (Exploratory Courses)

Prerequisites: none
Students will learn basic design elements and principles to illustrate ideas. They will continue to explore using these skills to develop ideas, products and ways to present ideas.

Design Studies - Intermediate (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisites: Introductory Design Studies
Students will build on the skills and knowledge developed in the introductory program to improve their understanding of how design affects their living environment.

Design Studies  - Advanced Visual Arts (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Design Studies
Students further explore the world around them as it pertains to design. Focus is on the present and future concepts and ergonomics. Students also prepare a portfolio of their work to aid in job search and placement.

Fashion Studies

Fashion Studies involves the study of clothing and textiles in a variety of contexts. Students learn about design, production and merchandising of clothing, textiles and accessories. This course provides opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of the fashion industry, as well as contributing to the acquisition of important daily living skills. The curriculum prepares students for their roles as consumers, enables them to explore and prepare for fashion related careers and provides a creative outlet for ideas.

Some career paths include:

  • Fashion designer 
  • Home based fashion/sewing business 
  • Costume designer 
  • Seamstress 
  • Fashion merchandising 
  • Fashion advertising 
  • Fashion retailing 
  • Pattern making 
  • Fashion teacher

Fashion Studies – Introductory (Exploratory Courses)

Prerequisite: none
The introductory program introduces the student to the exciting world of clothing construction, design and fabric arts. Tips on fabric selection, care of garments and sewing techniques are covered, with the expectation that students will master skills that can be used for the rest of their lives. The course offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in constructing items for personal use as well as providing a vehicle for artistic expression.
Fees: Students must provide the materials for their projects.

Fashion Studies – Intermediate (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Sewing Fundamentals and at least two of the modules taught in Introductory Fashion Studies. Fashion Studies Intermediate continues in greater depth and has the flexibility of allowing students to concentrate in the areas which are of most interest to them. Students are introduced to advanced construction techniques, fitting procedures and pattern alterations, and the use of difficult fabrics.
Fees: Students must provide the materials for their projects.

Fashion Studies – Advanced (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Intermediate Fashion Studies

As students advance through the advanced of modules, they practice the art of creating clothing and sewing projects which hold the distinction of being unique, classic, custom- made and fashionably detailed. Students are encouraged to take risks, take on community projects, create a fashion line, design and create and incorporate advanced couture techniques into specialty fabric projects. Students may choose to explore their fashion interests by focusing on a combination of advanced level modules.
Modules are at the discretion of the teacher.
Fees: Students must provide the materials for their projects.

Knowledge and Employability Fabrics and Fashion Textiles 10-4, 20-4, 30-4

These courses are designed to teach occupational knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in fabrics and fashion textiles by developing employability competencies that relate to all career paths.

Fabrics 10-4

Students will:

  • explore a variety of occupations within a fabric career environment. 
  • identify procedures used for the care and maintenance of fabrics and articles of clothing 
  • develop basic knowledge and skills required to properly use the tools, equipment and materials used in fabrics construction.

Prerequisite: none
Students will continue to develop the knowledge and skills that were covered in Fabrics 10-4 with more depth and advanced learning.

Fashion Textiles 20-4

Prerequisite: Fabrics 10-4 Students will:

  • develop an understanding of interior design and home decor projects 
  • develop an understanding of various fabric services

Fashion Textiles 30-4

Prerequisite: Fabrics 20-4 Students will:

  • prepare for entry level employment within the Fashion Industry 
  • develop an understanding of marketing in retail

Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)

Communication Technology

Communications Technology – Introductory (Exploratory Courses)

Students will gain knowledge and experience in the areas of photography, video and editing. Students will be using digital D5LR and video cameras for production work. In addition, industry-standard computers and software packages (Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection) will allow students to enhance their photography and video projects. On course completion, students will create a DVD portfolio that will showcase their Multimedia skills and projects.

Communications Technology – Intermediate (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Communications Technology – Introductory
At the Intermediate level, students continue to develop and refine their skills.

Communications Technology – Advanced (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Communications Technology – Intermediate
At the Advanced level, students continue to develop and refine their skills.

Knowledge and Employability Art/Design and Art Media Communication

Communication courses are designed to teach skills for entry-level positions in art and media communication by developing employability competencies that relate to all career paths.

Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 10-4

Students will:

  • explore a variety of occupations within an art and design environment 
  • identify the elements and principles of design 
  • identify and develop techniques to produce 2-D and 3-D projects

Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 20-4

Prerequisite: Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 10-4
Students will continue to develop the knowledge and skills that were covered in Art/Design 10-4 with more depth and advanced learning.

Knowledge and Employability Art/Media Communication 10-4

Students will:

  • explore a variety of occupations within an art and media environment 
  • identify the elements and principles of design 
  • develop procedures for taking video images 
  • identify graphic arts applications and processes

Knowledge and Employability Art/Media Communication 20-4/30-4

Prerequisite: Knowledge and Employability Art/Design 10-4
Students will continue to develop the knowledge and skills that were covered in Art/Media Communication 10-4 with more depth and advanced learning.

Design Studies

This course engages students in the creative process of examining the visual forms of communication that are all around us. Students will be problem solving, producing, conceiving and evaluating products, advertising, services and systems as designers would do.

Areas of study available to students include two and three dimensional design, drafting for design and technical drawing, product design, living environments (interior design, architecture and landscaping), and the history and business of design.

Career paths include:

  • Graphic Art
  • Architecture 
  • Multimedia 
  • Art Director 
  • Product Design 
  • Typography
  • Product Marketing 
  • Interior Design 
  • Floral Design 
  • Jewelry Design

Design Studies - Introductory (Exploratory Courses)

Prerequisites: none
Students will learn basic design elements and principles to illustrate ideas. They will continue to explore using these skills to develop ideas, products and ways to present ideas.

Design Studies - Intermediate (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisites: Introductory Design Studies
Students will build on the skills and knowledge developed in the introductory program to improve their understanding of how design affects their living environment.

Design Studies  - Advanced Visual Arts (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Design Studies
Students further explore the world around them as it pertains to design. Focus is on the present and future concepts and ergonomics. Students also prepare a portfolio of their work to aid in job search and placement.

Fashion Studies

Fashion Studies involves the study of clothing and textiles in a variety of contexts. Students learn about design, production and merchandising of clothing, textiles and accessories. This course provides opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of the fashion industry, as well as contributing to the acquisition of important daily living skills. The curriculum prepares students for their roles as consumers, enables them to explore and prepare for fashion related careers and provides a creative outlet for ideas.

Some career paths include:

  • Fashion designer 
  • Home based fashion/sewing business 
  • Costume designer 
  • Seamstress 
  • Fashion merchandising 
  • Fashion advertising 
  • Fashion retailing 
  • Pattern making 
  • Fashion teacher

Fashion Studies – Introductory (Exploratory Courses)

Prerequisite: none
The introductory program introduces the student to the exciting world of clothing construction, design and fabric arts. Tips on fabric selection, care of garments and sewing techniques are covered, with the expectation that students will master skills that can be used for the rest of their lives. The course offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in constructing items for personal use as well as providing a vehicle for artistic expression.
Fees: Students must provide the materials for their projects.

Fashion Studies – Intermediate (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Sewing Fundamentals and at least two of the modules taught in Introductory Fashion Studies. Fashion Studies Intermediate continues in greater depth and has the flexibility of allowing students to concentrate in the areas which are of most interest to them. Students are introduced to advanced construction techniques, fitting procedures and pattern alterations, and the use of difficult fabrics.
Fees: Students must provide the materials for their projects.

Fashion Studies – Advanced (Specialized Courses)

Prerequisite: Intermediate Fashion Studies

As students advance through the advanced of modules, they practice the art of creating clothing and sewing projects which hold the distinction of being unique, classic, custom- made and fashionably detailed. Students are encouraged to take risks, take on community projects, create a fashion line, design and create and incorporate advanced couture techniques into specialty fabric projects. Students may choose to explore their fashion interests by focusing on a combination of advanced level modules.
Modules are at the discretion of the teacher.
Fees: Students must provide the materials for their projects.

Knowledge and Employability Fabrics and Fashion Textiles 10-4, 20-4, 30-4

These courses are designed to teach occupational knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in fabrics and fashion textiles by developing employability competencies that relate to all career paths.

Fabrics 10-4

Students will:

  • explore a variety of occupations within a fabric career environment. 
  • identify procedures used for the care and maintenance of fabrics and articles of clothing 
  • develop basic knowledge and skills required to properly use the tools, equipment and materials used in fabrics construction.

Prerequisite: none
Students will continue to develop the knowledge and skills that were covered in Fabrics 10-4 with more depth and advanced learning.

Fashion Textiles 20-4

Prerequisite: Fabrics 10-4 Students will:

  • develop an understanding of interior design and home decor projects 
  • develop an understanding of various fabric services

Fashion Textiles 30-4

Prerequisite: Fabrics 20-4 Students will:

  • prepare for entry level employment within the Fashion Industry 
  • develop an understanding of marketing in retail
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