Media Arts

  • Media Arts

    Grades 9-12 (Year)

    Prerequisites: none

    Media is a year-long course that introduces students to the fundamentals of traditional and digital art and explores technology's impact on today's art world. Topics covered are the Elements of Art, Principles of Design, color theory, fine art and graphic design. Students solve basic design problems while developing their creative and technical skills in drawing, layout, special effects and design using traditional artistic materials, printed medium, and web design. Students enhance their computer skills while learning the software needed for digital imaging techniques. Students create a portfolio that can be used to demonstrate their abilities for college entrance or employment in the visual arts field. This course is a University of California approved elective course.