• Course Description

    Want to make videos, produce music, master social media, animate, edit, and publish? Our new multimedia course is all about all things media! You will learn image editing, desktop publishing, audio and video production, animation, movie making, and social media. You will practice the basics of digital video composition and production and use computers and other digital equipment to film, edit, and finalize short video segments. And you will analyze and critique current media and films verbally and in writing format.

  • Prerequisites at the Time of Junior Year Enrollment

    Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate

  • Credits & Certifications Offered

    High School Credit
    • 3 CTE Year One
    • 3 CTE Year Two


    • Adobe Certified Professional Certification in the following areas:

      • Premiere Pro

      • Photoshop

      • After Effects

    *College credit and certification are not guaranteed. Their attainment is dependent on student performance in both the course and on external industry assessments. All certifications are through external agencies and the accommodations permitted will vary from assessment to assessment. Additionally, students must participate in the full two years of the program to be potentially eligible for all certifications listed.
  • How Will My Time Be Spent? 

    Program Year Classroom Time Lab Time
    CTE Year One 26%-50% 26%-50%
    CTE Year Two 26%-50% 26%-50%
  • Tech is Real World Learning

    Students in this program learn through the use of a variety of industry grade tools and equipment and texts. Their real world labs also require uniforms and personal protective equipment.

    Tools & Equipment

    • iMac Computers

    • Videography Equipment

    • Cameras/Photography Equipment

    • Adobe Creative Cloud

    • Sound and video editing software

    • Lighting equipment

    • Microphones and sound equipment

    Academic Materials

    • Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics - Herbert Zettl, 8th edition

  • Essential Skills Needed for Success

    Students learn the entry level skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary education and the highly competitive world of work. Traditionally, successful students have mastered the processing and/or physical skills listed below prior to enrollment.

    Core Essential Skills

      • Creativity and the ability to think outside the box to come up with new ideas or solutions to problems; Artistic; Attention to Details

      • Have strong brainstorming skills

      • Read and comprehend postsecondary text independently

      • Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents; Independent note-taking skills

      • Understand the implications of new information for current and future problem-solving and decision making

      • Demonstrate inductive reasoning or the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. This includes being able to find a relationship among seemingly unrelated events

      • Demonstrate deductive reasoning or the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

      • Have a working knowledge of computers and their usage; basic computer knowledge

      • Understand and use basic math computations, Algebra, and Geometry, including percentages, fractions, decimals, rulers, standard units of measurement

      • Manage one’s own time and the time of others

      • Concentrate without distraction for long periods

      • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words or sentences

      • Take the initiative; perform tasks without having to be told; complete tasks in a timely manner

      • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

      • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

      • Spatial awareness; abstract thinking

      • Follow and complete multi-step directions independently

      • Willing to accept feedback and constructive criticism

      • Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods

      • Make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

      • Grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects and quickly move hands together with arm, or move two hands together

      • Able to see up close clearly

    For a complete list of essential skills please review the Course Overview Guide.