Media Technology 1 (612400CW)
Grade: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Computing/IT Fundamentals/Networking Fundamentals;
English 1 strongly recommended
Media Technology 1 students will explore the general field of communications, focused primarily on media production industries. Students will get hands-on experience in basic production techniques for both audio and video and will explore technical concepts including exposure, compositions, mixing, and basic editing. They will work collaboratively while writing, producing, directing, and editing projects of increasing complexity, using industry-standard software and equipment. Safety is emphasized in his course and students will have the opportunity to acquire an industry-recognized safety certification. Students will also learn about related fields such as graphic design, broadcast journalism, animation, sound design and engineering, special effects, online media development, marketing, and corporate communications.
Media Technology 2 (612500CW)
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Media Technology 1 with a 70% or higher
Media Technology 2 students will build off of the skills learned in Media Technology 1 and explore advanced audiovisual concepts including white balance, post-production color correction, and multi-layered editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will also develop experience working in diverse forms and genres of media production including journalistic, documentary, and fictional narrative videos in group and individual projects. Students will also critically analyze media productions and how they are constructed.
Media Technology 3 (612600CW)
Prerequisite: Media Technology 2 with an 80% or higher
Media Technology 3 will utilize the skills and experiences from Media Technology 1 and 2 and employ them in a practicum environment producing content for the CAS news production and school-related segments. Students will be engaged in a fast-paced, conception-to-distribution media production setting and learn advanced journalism and storytelling techniques while also learning multitasking skills and workflow optimizations. A professional media production skill set is emphasized in this course and students are expected to consistently apply these skills to their projects. They will create and refine the necessary professional materials necessary for entry level employment in the media industries.
Media Technology 4 (612700CW)
Prerequisite: Media Technology 3 with an 80% or higher
Media Technology 4 is the final course in the program and will build skills in media and other organizational leadership. Students will lead Media Technology 3 students in the production of the CAS news production and acquire experience managing others. Students will develop and be responsible for quality control and project management skills, as well as continuing or revising the creative direction of the program. Individual responsibilities and skills may vary by leadership position. Students will work both independently and collaboratively to produce advanced level projects using industry-standard software and equipment as well as emerging technologies. Students are expected to finalize professional materials necessary for entry-level employment in the media industries including attainment of industry-recognized certifications.