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delcastleDelcastle Technical High School

Program provides technical skills and practical experiences to plan, produce, and present creative communication using a variety of digital media with emphasis on video production, web & graphic design.

Program Description

The Digital Media program of study will prepare students with the technical skills and practical experience to plan, produce, and present creative solutions to communication problems using a variety of digital media. All students will take courses in video production, and web and graphic design.

Video Production

This program provides training in TV studio and on-location video production. Students will learn skills and techniques used by professionals in the field. This includes planning, preparing, and producing a variety of media projects. Students will learn lighting, audio, switching, multi-camera operation, TV graphics, teleprompter operation, directing, and non-linear editing. They will use the latest computer software including: Adobe’s Creative Suite and Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Motion, and DVD Studio Pro. Productions will be outputted to tape, CD, DVD, and Web. Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving and creative contributions as a team member.

Web & Graphic Design

Students will study highly regarded, successful websites and evaluate the basic principles of good web page design and management. Using this knowledge, students will develop a site plan, design their own interface using those principles in Macromedia Dreamweaver, publish/ftp to the server, and perform routine tests/maintenance. They will implement and modify Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), examine the different browsers and computer platforms, learn how to design for all browsers, and understand the differences and limitations with Mac and PC platforms. Students will also learn podcasting and basic music composition, the understanding of the strategic use of social media in the industry, and the benefits of typography in communicating the message. Seniors will work with actual clients on professional real-world projects.