With our state of the art Pier & Margo Gherini Center for Multimedia Arts and Technology, our students are offered unparalleled access to multimedia equipment and technical instruction. All students are required to take an introduction to multimedia and technology class, but beyond that, they are able to take courses in web-design, Graphic arts & Technology, Television Production, Graphic Design, Sound Design, and more. With a hands-on learning experience that focuses on developing the 21st-century skills necessary to be successful in college and the workplace, our students graduate with media literacy and effective digital media communication strategies, giving them an advantage over many of their peers. 
Each student has the opportunity to use the Center, either by taking a course in the Multimedia Arts & Technology program or by participating in cross-curricular experiences developed by classroom teachers that utilize the resources of the Center. From creating films and BDTV newscasts to learning the basics of coding to scoring soundtracks or creating graphic arts, our students are exposed to technology and multimedia arts that awaken passions, offer creative outlets and inspire excellence.

List of 8 items.

  • Introduction to Multimedia & Technology

    Two Semesters: Grade 9
    This is a survey class introducing students to school wide applications, and technologies on campus. It will prepare students for responsible technology and multimedia use both in high school and in college. Students will complete 4 Areas of study:
    1. Office applications
    2. Adobe and Apple applications
    3. Networking and database
    4. Multimedia, broadcast and presentation
  • Introduction to Computer Programming

    Two Semesters: Grades 9-12
    This course is part of the Amazon Future Engineers Program and uses the curriculum developed by Edhesive and Project STEM. Students will learn the basics of computer programming and computer science and prepares students for taking AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. The primary language for the course is Python.
  • Intermediate Multimedia & Techology

    Two Semesters: Grades 10-12
    This broadcast and technology class is responsible for the production of BDTV and multimedia projects. Students will use the broadcast studio and technology in the studio and labs to produce the daily news segment. They will do post and pre-editing using Final Cut X and the Adobe suites. They will complete a 10 project DVD portfolio. 
  • Advanced Multimedia & Technology

    Two Semesters: Grades 11-12 
    This class is offered periods 1-7. Students will work as interns in 4 areas:
    1. Production of original films as part of the Performing Arts Collaborative
    2. Broadcast planning and execution
    3. Admissions,  Advancement, Digital Yearbook and Networking
    4. Live Sports and School events
    They will work with school professionals developing content, equipment, engineering needs in all these areas.
  • Graphic Art & Technology

    Two Semesters: Grades 10-12
    Fills year 2 Art or Technology requirements for STEAM students. This class prepares students in the areas of computer graphic art and internet multimedia production and content. Students will learn basic action script and html and use Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver to create web content and web sites, and other multimedia and print materials. 
  • Advanced Graphic Art

    Two Semesters: Grade 10-12
    Fills year 3 Art or Technology requirements for STEAM students.  Students will work with the Adobe Suite to produce the school yearbook. In addition, they will also collaborate with the Advanced Multimedia class on projects and the Digital Yearbook production. They will work with the school advancement team to produce graphic art and publications for the school and the web.
  • Digital Sound Production

    Two Semesters: Grades 10-12
    This course will provide an overview of the fundamental principles of sound and the factors that determine our audio perception. It will explore techniques of recording, mixing, processing, synthesis, sampling, analysis, and editing of digital audio using audio production software for Mac. Students will also learn an array of sound design and editing techniques for use in film and web-based media, art installations, soundscape creations, or live and internet music performances.
  • Advanced Digital Sound Production

    Two Semesters: Grades 11-12
    In addition to building on the recording, mixing and editing skills developed in the Introductory course, students produce original scoring and sound effects for screenplays written and produced by the Performing Arts Collaborative.
*Please note that all technology courses following Introduction to Multimedia & Technology will require instructor approval*
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