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Digital Art and Design Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coursework


The new Academy of Art and Media offers a wide range of arts programing including the newly launched Digital Art and Design Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Using an interdisciplinary approach to graphic design, web design, photography, and studio art, students will explore a variety of art media which includes studio materials and digital technology. The following courses are designed to enable you to obtain college level credit, in the near future with New York City College of Technology CITY TECH, Communication Design Department. http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/tad/


Studio Art - Fall Students who take Studio Art Fall will gain hands-on creative experience and develop their creative awareness through a variety of visual art projects that incorporate the elements of art with multiple art mediums.  This course will focus on traditional fine arts such as 2D design, drawing, and printmaking.  Materials used in the course may include graphite drawing pencils, colored pencils, ink, charcoal, oil pastel and watercolor paint.(2 credits)


Studio Art - Spring Students who take Studio Art Spring will gain hands-on creative experience and develop their creative awareness through a variety of visual art projects that incorporate the elements of art with multiple art mediums. This course will continue to explore traditional fine arts processes such as painting, sculpture, assemblage and collage. Materials used in the course may include clay, plaster, various collage and decoupage materials, tempera, acrylic paints and a variety of other sculptural materials.(2 credits)


Digital Photography and Intro to Photoshop - Fall & Spring This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography.  Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use Adobe Photoshop software to edit and manipulate digital images. Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes, at the beginning of each period.  They will be prompted to shoot assignments based on what they are learning.  Perhaps the most useful part of classroom instruction will be daily reviews of photos students have shot the previous day(s).  They will see what makes a successful photo and what does not. (2 credits)


Digital Art and Design I - Fall This course will explore the elements and principles of design while using Photoshop’s interface and tools for both web and printed media. This course will continue to prepare students for the end of the year Adobe Certified Exam (ACE). Students will learn skills necessary for entry level positions in industry internships or advanced career technical studies at colleges and universities. This is a full year, double-period course. At the end of this year the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam is taken in Photoshop to received industry recognized certification. (4 credits)


Digital Art and Design II - Spring This course will continue to explore the elements and principles of design while using Photoshop’s interface and tools for both web and printed media. This course will continue to prepare students for the end of the year Adobe Certified Exam (ACE). Students will learn skills necessary for entry level positions in industry internships or advanced career technical studies at colleges and universities. Students will also explore Adobe Illustrator and Adobe In-Design. This is a full year, double-period course.This is a full year, double-period course. At the end of this year the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam is taken in Photoshop to received industry recognized certification. (4 credits)


Advanced Digital Art and Design - Fall & Spring This in-depth course is designed for students interested in exploring advanced projects using current and emerging technologies. Animation, 3D printing and web design are just a few of the projects in this course. Students will work independently and collaboratively to hone a body of digital work that will be shared on a weekly blog or website. (2 Credits)

 

Portfolio Development - Fall & Spring Our program gives direction and support to the portfolio student as they put together high-level creative and technical pieces to create a portfolio that will meet and exceed the school’s requirements. We help our students create an image and tell a story about themselves through their work. Students will also create portfolio descriptions, artist statements, and photography for digital submission. (2 Credits)

 

Work Based Learning Paid Internships - After School Our program partners with Futures & Options https://www.futuresandoptions.org/fao/what_we_do/internship_program/ to offer qualified students paid and mentored internship opportunities at a wide variety of creative employers within the New York City metropolitan area.