Digital Arts


Digital Arts is a one year course introducing students to the basic skills required for more advanced studies in the CTE Arts & Media Pathway. This course blends activities and lecture to develop both an artistic approach and the technical skills to create digital artwork. Hands on activities reinforce student creativity by applying elements of art and principles of design. Students work with industry standard software on a leading edge hardware platform to acquire confidence and understanding of the process of digital creativity. Digital Arts is the perfect introduction to self expression while students develop the technical skills to achieve success in more advanced visual arts Career Technical Education courses.
UC Accreditation: UC "f'
Articulation: Palomar GCIP 140, Digital Imaging/Photoshop I

Graphic Design I


Graphic Design I will prepare students to design and produce a variety of print and electronic media. Techniques for planning, designing and creating illustrations, brochures, newspapers, flyers, advertisements, publications, and instructional materials are included in instruction. All aspects of graphic communications are explored in order to successfully deliver a message. Students are prepared for entry level positions in industry or advanced career technical studies at colleges and universities. Students produce real life projects based on industry standards and are visible throughout the school and community.
UC Accreditation: UC "f'
Articulation: Palomar College Credit Pending

Graphic Design II


Graphic Design II is a course that provides advanced study in art, design and digital illustration and is available for students who wish to pursue Graphic Design as a career.

Photo Imaging I


Photo Imaging I is an introductory course designed to instruct students in the fundamental skills of composing digital photo images and processing them using industry standard software. Basic and intermediate techniques are taught to enhance or manipulate images for any purpose. With hands on experience, students become familiar with photographic imaging equipment, materials, methods, and processes. Applied creative thinking and visual problem solving prepares students for more advanced courses and a foundation for professional career possibilities. This course is recommended prior to enrollment in advanced courses in the CTE Visual Arts Pathway.
UC Accreditation: UC "f'
Articulation: Palomar GCIP 150, Digital Photo I, Pending

Photo Imaging II


This is a studio course designed for students who wish advanced training or to pursue a career in photography. Advanced concepts, techniques, practices, aesthetics and photographic imaging and image-making with digital technology are included in instruction, with an emphasis on portfolio building.

TV, Film & Digital Media I


This is the first in a sequence of courses that introduces the technical skills required to produce broadcast quality media content. The focus of this course is learning the production process of making movies. The language and aesthetics of cinematography are explored through the design and production of a digital movie short or documentary. Pre-production techniques are taught to include selection of cast and crew, proper video camera techniques, digital video editing, script writing, storyboard drawing, effective lighting, audio, directing, production responsibilities, computer generated graphics, animation, and special effects. The professional skills learned in this course give students a first- hand opportunity to explore career choices within this industry.
UC Accreditation: UC "f'
Articulation: Palomar College Credit Pending

TV, Film & Digital Media II


Advanced studies in TV, Film & Digital Media is available to students who have career interests in this field.

Video Broadcasting

Prerequisite for this course is the satisfactory completion of TV, Film and Digital Media I & II
The Video Broadcast class prepares you to gather, produce, and deliver the news school wide. You learn techniques and management skills for the production of news, sports, and feature-length programs and segments through television broadcasting. You will prepare for careers as news and sports journalists, camera operators, writers, anchors, and video editors. In addition to journalism, the study of ethics, on-air performance, broadcast writing, and media production will be studied to prepare you for broadcast news industry.