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What We Do
The Digital Media Arts program is the home of creativity and collaborative project-based-learning at the Career Center. Using some of the latest technologies and in anticipation of technologies to come, our students have all the tools needed to design and create in both artistic and professional settings. Combining many media types, career paths, and industry trends, the curriculum of Digital Media Arts takes a progressive approach to learning. The first quarter helps students enhance their vision of the world through photography by mastering cameras and manipulation software like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In the second quarter, students learn new ways of communicating and work with professionals in the community during our graphic design unit. During the third and forth quarter, students learn about music production and begin our advanced filmmaking unit where they master industry-standard camera equipment and software. Whether it is through photography, graphics, film, music, web design, or animation, "DMA" students master creativity for the entire world of media possibilities.
"DMA" now offers a second-year program for advanced study within your chosen media path. DMA II's curriculum puts an emphasis on portfolio development to advance your career and/or secondary education.
Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.
- Adobe Certified Associate Certification (currently offered in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro)
- Adobe Certified Expert Certification (currently offered in Visual Design and Video Design)
- Articulation Agreement: Earn Up to 6 College Credits by submitting a portfolio to any Vermont State College (other college options available on request).
- Dual Enrollment Credits (given through Community College of Vermont)
* Photography 101 (DMA Year One, 3 credits)
* Adobe Creative Cloud (DMA Year One, 3 credits)
* Intro to Filmmaking (DMA Year Two, 3 credits)
- Vermont CTE Arts Portfolio Certification (earn an IRC for a passing end of year professional-ready portfolio as reviewed by a board of media professionals).
For more information about Adobe Certification, click HERE to see a useful chart about this certification path.
See the link above to our Program of Studies for further information about this program, including...
- Recommended Reading Level
- Recommended Math Skills
- CVCC Safety Exam
Hardware for Student Use
Each student has a wealth of hardware and facility resources available for their study in this course, including...
Software for Student Use
Successful completion of two semesters of Digital Media Arts will promote proficiencies in the software programs we utilize here, such as...
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