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.

 

Opportunities

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)

 - Earn Up to 6 College Credits with a submitted portfolio through an Articulation Agreement with Vermont State Colleges (other college options available on request).

 - Earn Up to 6 College Credits for 'Photography 101' and 'Intro to Adobe Creative Cloud' courses through Dual Enrollment with the Community College of Vermont.

For more information about Adobe Certification, click HERE to see a useful chart about this certification path.

 

Vermont Proficiency Alignment

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements.

For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.

 

MEDIA ARTS

 1. Create

2. Present

3. Respond

4. Connect

 

MATH

1. Modeling

2. Number & Quantity

5. Geometry

 

SCIENCE

2. Physical Science

8. Engineering Tech

 

ENGLISH & LITERACY

 1. Reading

2. Writing (Creative)

3. Writing (Research)

4. Speaking & Listening (Discussion)

5. Speaking & Listening (Presentational)

6. Language

 

WORK-BASED LEARNING

1. Career Exploration

2. Career Clusters

3. Career Readiness

4. Work Readiness

5. Reading

6. Writing

7. Speaking & Listening

8. Digital Citizenship

9. Creative Communicator

 

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

1. Communication

2. Self-Direction

3. Problem Solving

4. Citizenship

5. Integrative Thinking

 

See the link above to our Program of Studies for further information about this program, including...

- Textbook

- Recommended Reading Level

- Recommended Math Skills

- CVCC Safety Exam

and more!

Instructor Information

DMA I Instructor: Matthew Binginot

mbingcvcc@buusd.org

DMA II Instructor: Cal Hopwood

chopwcvcc@buusd.org

DMA I Phone: (802) 476.6237 ext. 1177

DMA II Phone: (802) 476.6237 ext. 2130

Hardware for Student Use

Each student has a wealth of hardware and facility resources available for their study in this course, including...

  • iMac Desktop Computers
  • RED Scarlet Professional Camera
  • Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Camera
  • Sony A7RII Mirrorless Camera
  • Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Steadicam Pilot Stabilization System
  • DJI Ronin-MX and Ronin-S Stabilizers
  • DJI Osmo Camera and Stabilizer
  • GoPro Hero Cameras
  • ProFoto B1X Studio Light Kits
  • Kessler Camera Sliders and Cranes
  • DJI Phantom Quadcopter
  • Gerber Edge2FX  Vinyl Printer/Plotter
  • Ulitmaker 2 Desktop 3D Printer
  • Makerbot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
  • HP Designjet Poster Printer
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Drawing Pads
  • Music Production Studio
  • Tascam DR40 Sound Recorders
  • Rode Dynamic/Condenser Microphones
  • Korg MIDI Keyboards
  • Green Screen Broadcasting Studio
  • Photography/Film Studio
  • and more!

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...

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Animate CC
  • Adobe Muse CC
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Redcine-X Pro
  • Maxon Cinema4D
  • Autodesk Maya 3D
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
  • Anime Studio Pro 10
  • Ultimaker Cura
  • Gerber Composer
  • FruityLoops
  • Ableton Live
  • Native Instruments Komplete Suite
  • iLife Suite (including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers)
  • and more!

Education that works.

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