Present, Past, and Future Classes


2015-16 Year 1: Submit rough frameworks based on previous courses taught in the state. Do stuff, engage students, and build rough units around activities, standards and assessments, incorporate writing standards, participate in SkillsUSA club activities and State game design contest.

2016-17 Year 2: Revise frameworks based on experience from last year and training from IB, Unity and Rock advisory committee and online resources. Re-organize units around smaller activities with clearer goals, building assessments for all standards in the framework, fine-tune core standards, clean up writing standards, incorporate 21st Century skills and art standards into each unit, participate in local SkillsUSA, game design contest, a film festival, conduct 3 after school "live shows" for Rock.

2017-18 Year 3: Revise frameworks based on experience from last year. Look for scaffolding to better tie together the scope and sequences of the units and fine-tune all standards, bring in science and math standards and assessments into each unit and activity, rebuild the film class with the new IB curriculum

Visual Communications OSPI CIP Code 100290

This course will focus on career exploration in the fields of Visual Communications. Students will explore the areas that cover design, production, display, and presentation of material of all types (advertising, education, illustrative, etc.) using the media that best displays the illustration. Media includes digital photography, animation, computerized graphics, video, audio, and methods of presentation. (limited to 180 hrs.) 

Webpage/Digital/Multimedia and Information Design OSPI CIP Code 110801

A course that prepares individuals to apply HTML, XML, JavaScript, graphic applications, and other authoring tools to the design, editing, and publishing, (launching) of documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the World Wide Web. Includes instruction in internet theory; web page standards and policies; elements of web page design; user interfaces; vector tools; special effects; interactive and multimedia components; search engines; navigation; morphing; ecommerce tools; and emerging web technologies. 

Photography and Video Foundations OSPI CIP Code 100201 

This course will focus on career exploration in the fields of photography and video production. The course will include basic theories, methods and techniques used to plan, produce, and distribute photos and video, Includes instruction in sound, lighting, camera options, composition,  production preparation, and  related computer applications. (Limited to 180 hrs.)

Fundamentals of Information Technology OSPI CIP Code 110103 

A course that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

Video Game Design/Digital Computer Animation for Game Design OSPI CIP Code 110803

A course that focuses on the software, hardware, and mathematical tools used to represent, display, and manipulate topological, two and three-dimensional objects on a video screen and prepares individuals to function as computer graphics/video game development specialists. Includes instruction in graphics software and systems; computer programming; digital multimedia; graphic design, video game design and development; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory; algebra; geometry; trigonometry and introduction to various mathematical concepts related to interactive computer and computer graphic-based applications.

Recording Arts and Sound Reinforcement Technology OSPI CIP Code 100203

A course that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, and mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound reinforcement effects recording; sound track editing; dubbing and mixing; sound; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification, effects, foley;  and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers.

Cinematography and Cinema Production OSPI CIP Code 500602 

A program that includes the skills needed to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of video/cinema. Includes instruction in theory of cinema technology and equipment operation; production, directing, editing,  cinematographic art, audio techniques for making specific types of cinema and the planning and management of cinema operations. 

Commercial Photography OSPI CIP Code 500406 

A course in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences, and recording events and people, via digital, film, and still photography. Includes instruction in specialized camera and equipment operation; maintenance and use of computer applications to support these functions above; applications to commercial and industrial needs; photography business operations.