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Creative Courses

Students learn the basic fundamentals of broadcast production, including writing, producing, and computer editing. Topics will include “staging” with a digital video camera for interviews. Public service announcements and sports, media literacy, and aesthetic elements. Students will produce broadcast news, public service announcements, and sports reporting. In addition, this course includes training in pre-production, production and post-production phases of project development.

Students will build mechanisms which make robots move, learn how to use feedback from sensors, and software to program their robots. Students will have the opportunity to complete multiple challenges involving guided research, problem solving, working in teams, and design documentation. Students will work in groups to build and test increasingly more complex mobile robots culminating in an end-of-semester robot contest.

Theater Performance
Students will learn the elements of stage direction which will be incorporated into various acting activities that students will use to perfect their acting techniques. The student's knowledge of theatre will be further developed with the use of short skits, cutting from full-length plays and original skits written by students. Students will study character traits, the relationships of characters and the basic needs or want of characters. Performing is a required aspect of this course.  This theater class is intended to provide the students with specific tools and techniques to help develop their acting, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Theater Production
In this class, we will be studying the theory and practice of designing, creating, building and using scenery, sets, props and costumes for dramatic presentations, including sewing from patterns, building and painting sets and props and researching and creating set designs. Students will learn basic vocabulary, processes, tools and materials used for our school performances.

Students will explore page design, layout, digital photography, copywriting, sale, and distribution of the yearbook publication. Work is conducted in peer teams where cooperative efforts from brainstorming to completing computer-designed pages will occur. Students are evaluated on their cooperative effort, learned skills of publication, and completed yearbook pages.

Digital Photography/Photoshop 
Students will learn professional shooting techniques combined with hands-on learning to show how to use your camera to take world-class photographs. Master camera settings and use light, contrast and shutter speed to create vibrant digital images through personalized lessons and in-field instruction. Discover the power of Adobe® and Photoshop®, and learn how to consistently produce superior-quality images, as well as how to easily fix image issues.

Architects add to city landscapes and function by expressing their personalities in structure and ultimately leaving their mark on society.  In the Architecture class, students will gain understanding of the effects of famous architects, time periods, materials, climate and environment toward structure development.  Students will use their creativity to plan, design, and construct structures for given environments and societal needs.  This class will incorporate some basic engineering concepts as it relates to structure development.