CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
Arts, Media and Entertainment Industry

Department Overview

Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready practices in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

All CTE courses offered through the North Orange County Occupational Program (NOCROP) program have been assigned a course code number, a major course title or abbreviation, and a three character room number designation which will identify the location of the student's placement. This system has been coordinated with the Anaheim Union High School District's Information Systems Department, and is used by all senior high schools when students are scheduled in selected ROP areas of instruction.

 


0714 or 0714E (eLearning) CAREERS, FINANCE, & TECHNOLOGY
9th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
This course satisfies the Digital Literacy requirement. It replaces the previous BST (0706) courses as of 2018-19.


The purpose of the Careers, Finance, and Technology class is to assist students in creating a college, career, and life plan for success as they learn critical financial and digital literacy skills. Following the creation of a life plan, students will explore various careers and post-secondary education and training aligned with their career choice. Students will also learn financial literacy as they create a personal budget based on the average salary of their chosen career. In addition, students will explore the Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways available at their school and learn to use technology to support lifelong learning as well as college and career success. Digital literacy skills are embedded throughout the course.



0730 DIGITAL ANIMATION P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
A grade of "C" or better in Graphic Communications. Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "F" Approved

Students will learn to create animations and apply the principles of animation through the visual electronic art form of 2D animation. Storyboarding, character development, basic terminology, as well as, the historical development and cultural influences on the field of animation will be explored. This is a CTE capstone level course, leading to industry certification.



0735 3D ANIMATION P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Completion of Graphic Communications or Digital Animation course.
UC - "F" Approved

Digital 3-D Modeling and Animation is a CTE course encompassing both technical and theoretical facets of the three dimensional (3D) animation process. 3D Animation is for students who are interested in the various concepts and possibilities of 3D Animation as it relates to the visual arts, game design, being a creative communication/language medium, business and career concepts and the potential as a career. Students develop the necessary conceptual understanding and skills to create, analyze, and appreciate professional level 3D modeling and animation in the digital arts. This class covers the 3D animation process, professionally referred to as the animation pipeline, from concept design to final rendering, while at the same time focusing on a comprehensive understanding of the theory and history of animation these technical skills are based on. Students will be instructed on how to plot, script, storyboard, present and create animated projects using various modeling and animation techniques within a variety of professional software (such as Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects). Storyboards, mechanics of motion, camera techniques, 3D Animation, modeling, texturing and advance rendering techniques will be an integral part of the course.



0742 or 0742E (eLearning) GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "F" Approved

Students will learn the principles of graphic design while creating both digital and print graphics. Students will create logos and design a variety of design projects. Students will learn Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Fireworks, and Macromedia Freehand and/or open-source graphics software. This is a concentration level CTE course.



0743 COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Beginning in 2018-2019, this course satisfies the Digital Literacy requirement.
UC - "F" Approved

This is a concentrator course in the Design, Visual, and Media Arts pathway. Topics include digital camera operations, lighting techniques, aesthetics, Photoshop, Lightroom, and portfolio development. This course will also cover art history topics to include a brief history of photography, contemporary photography, and commercial photographers. Students will explore exposure systems using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO combinations. Digital cameras with adjustable f-stops and shutter speeds, memory cards, and re-writable memory devices (SD cards and flash drives) will be used.



0758 VIDEO PRODUCTION P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
A grade of "C" or better in Graphic Communications. Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "F" Approved

Students will learn to work in a professional environment. They will produce videos incorporating sound, animation, and special effects. Video production includes scripting, storyboarding, recording, and editing. The emphasis is on increasing students’ communication skills through the use of video technology. This is a CTE capstone level course, leading to industry certification.



0759 BROADCAST MEDIA PRODUCTION P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
A grade of "C" or better in Graphic Communication. Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "F" Approved

Students will participate in and produce television broadcasts. Projects include live broadcasts, commercials, interviews, documentaries, as well as scripting, storyboarding, editing, time and resource management and use of video/audio equipment and software. Comprehensive portfolios of work shall also be produced. The course emphasizes improving students’ communication skills through broadcasting media. This is a CTE capstone level course, leading to industry certification.



5025 PROFESSIONAL DANCE I P-R
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

(ROP) This course trains students to perform in front of live audiences. Professional Dance I is an introductory course that trains students in dance theory, fitness and conditioning, disciplines and techniques. Students participate in additional classroom hours for rehearsal and performance. This course meets the "F" requirement for UC A-G.



5026 PROFESSIONAL DANCE II P -R
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Professional Dance I.
UC - "G" Approved

(ROP) This course trains students to perform in front of live audiences. Professional Dance II introduces the concepts of choreography, dance critique, and production. Students participate in additional classroom hours for rehearsal and performance. This course meets the "F" requirement for UC A-G.



5027 PRO DANCE: COMMERCIAL (P) -R
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Professional Dance I and Professional Dance II.
UC - "F" Approved

(ROP) Commercial Dance explores advanced dance techniques with an emphasis on competition. Students will have the opportunity to complete at local, regional, and national dance competitions in commercial dance styles including jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop. While the emphasis of the class will be working as a team to learn choreography, perfect performance and attend competition, there will also be opportunities for solos, duets, trios, and smaller group pieces. Student will learn the importance of healthy competition for success in the dance industry. This is a capstone course.



5028 PROF DANCE: PRODUCTION P-R
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Professional Dance I, Professional Dance II and Audition.
UC - "F" Approved

Dance Production is designed for the experienced dancer to apply choreographic skill and performance experience to create, produce, and mount a full-scale theatrical dance production for public performance. This course includes instruction on stage makeup techniques, costume construction, lighting design, stagecraft, advertising, budget development, and front of the house management. Students have the opportunity to perform, direct, create props and set pieces, design costumes, and manage the business of a full scale dance production in the fall semester. In the spring semester, students will choreograph a full length production, including responsibility for organization of the rehearsal process and carrying out the artistic vision of the director while mounting the production. This is a capstone course.



5594 INTRO TO GAME DESIGN
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


Introduction to Game Design presents an overview of the game development process including important current, historical, cultural, and economic perspectives that impact the game design industry today. This course covers game development from the most basic elements of the game development process-­‐ platforms, goals and genres, player elements, story and character development, gameplay aspects, and game elements that include levels, interface, and audio. Students will play games, be challenged to analyze them, and complete a portion of game designs with appropriate documentation. Refer to O*NET Online (https://www.onetonline.org/) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career. This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.



5596 DIGITAL DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
ROP course - Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

(ROP) course.



5796 INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY-R
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Career Guidance Counselor's recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

(ROP) This course provides instruction in basic technical skills with cameras, black and white film use and processing black and white printing and darkroom techniques, understanding of lighting, familiarity with color and slide materials, and the use of digital cameras and digital photographic processes through Macintosh computer systems, photo editing software, and scanners.



5797 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY-R
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography.
UC - "F" Approved

(ROP) Digital Photography, including shutter speeds, aperture settings, depth of field, studio and natural lighting and the use of digital cameras and digital photographic processes through Macintosh computer systems, photo editing software, and scanners. Students use digital cameras and computer software in relation to lighting and composition guidelines, and image editing software to adjust color, combine images, and adjust resolution. Students will develop a professional portfolio and learn about aspects of the business of photography, including pricing, sales, and development of a business plan.



5864 VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS P-R
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.
UC - "F" Approved

(ROP) Visual Communications introduces students to fundamental concepts of art and graphic design. Students examine the elements and principles of design, color theory, and typography through a series of two- and three-dimensional design projects that emphasize research, analysis, the creative process, critical examination of work, and application of historic and contemporary styles. Students apply design concepts to create and manipulate digital images.


 

 

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