Digital Interactive Media, Graphics Design, Photography, Photojournalism and The Muenster Hornet Yearbook
Grade Placement: 10-12
Recommended Prerequisite: Any Technology Applications Course
Credit: 1 This course is approved for Technology Applications credit.
Digital Interactive Media
Through the study of digital and interactive media and its application in information technology, students will analyze and assess current and emerging technologies, while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and resolve a problem. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and critical thinking and apply them to the information technology environment.
Careers in graphic design and illustration span all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industries. Within this context, in addition to developing knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design. As a part of Graphic Design, students learn to reproduce award-winning advertisements.
Photography & Photojournalism
Students hone their skills in operating true DSLR camera equipment with Josten's eLearning curriculum and CameraSim DSLR Camera simulation software. Students learn many photography concepts such as Composition, Angles, Rule of Thirds, and Perspective. Students also learn how to effectively use camera views such as Bird's Eye and Worm's Eye, Center of Visual Interest (CVI), Framing, Format, Repetition and Leading Lines.
Photojournalism is the art of telling a visual story with photographs. Photojournalists capture life as it happens, with an emphasis on emotion in motion. Photojournalistic images are not staged or posed. It is said that "a picture speaks a thousand words." After developing their camera skills, students study famous award-winning photography and techniques that photographers use to achieved their award-winning photographs and how they present their stories through their art craft. Students work with subject and themes as they learn to tell a story, show action-reaction, or illustrate points of view through their photography.
The Muenster Hornet Yearbook
Using skills learned through Digital Media, Graphics Design, Photography, and Photojournalism, students work to create a memory of events throughout the year. Their photography and stories are placed in the Muenster Hornet Yearbook.