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Technical and Multimedia Arts

Technical and Multimedia Arts
  • Technical and Multimedia Arts

Technical arts and multimedia arts encompass design and technology through various forms of media.  Design and technology are encouraged in modern society.  The arts have finally received the attention they deserve.  Reality TV shows have presented the arts in all forms by engaging viewers through competitions and games.  The art industries are booming, many of these shows, games and advertisements are a result of creative geniuses working behind the scenes.  These artists are what you would call Technical and Multimedia Artists.  It is not entirely technical, as it also incorporates hand drawn renderings that are then altered into technically refined masterpieces.  Design and technology are the way of the future.  It encourages artists to consider design problems and develop a range of practical skills associated with modern industry.  It also develops an understanding of drawing as a method of communication.  There is a lot of team work, which is essential in industry, business and commerce.   Students will understand aesthetics and its role in the design of everyday items and architecture as well as learn about functionality in design.  These designers learn to read the masses and appeal to their desires and individual needs through design communication- advertisements.  It provides a constructive channel for creativity, learning and formulating ideas.

Programs:

 FALL TERM (Sept.-Dec.-16 weeks)

WINTER TERM (Jan.-Apr.-12 weeks)

SPRING TERM (Apr.-Jun.-12 weeks)

SUMMER TERM (Jul.-Aug. -8 weeks)

Beginner Short Story Book

In this program students will write their own short story and design their own book.  Whether you are watching TV, reading a story or playing a video game, the story line is most important.  It must be accompanied by captivating visuals.  This project will engage the student’s visual, verbal and interpretive design skills. A 20 minute break will be given half way into the class.  Students may bring maintenance free and peanut free snacks.  We require clean workstations at all times.

 

 

 Intermediate Technical Arts 

Technical arts include hand drawn renderings as well as design through the use of technology.  It is important that students begin all their designs by hand first.  Projects will include the development of a concept for a TV show or video game.  Students are required to develop a brand, story line, character renderings and advertisements.

 

 

Intermediate Storytelling, Boarding & Scripting 

Students will develop a script for a short story and develop it into a series of storyboards.  They will learn the skill of writing and animating caricatures from theory to practical.  For students aspiring to continue their education in film and/or animation, this program will provide the fundamentals required.  This program is an impressive addition to your portfolio.

 

 

Intermediate Video Production & Digital Editing-Adobe Premier & Encore

This program explores the making of trailers, commercials and short films.  Students will learn the basics of the Adobe Premier and Encore programs while working on their projects.  By the end of the term, they will have created a DVD of all their projects including digital editing.

 

 

Intermediate Gaming 

Students will learn the history of gaming.  The program will take students on an adventure to explore screenwriting for videogames, storyboard development, narration and dialog.  Gaming is an interactive media, it is very different from cinema and the structure and outcome present countless possibilities.

 

 

Intermediate Fundamentals of Photography 

Students will learn the fundamental of photography.  Projects will focus on the aesthetics, such as: what to look for, how a photograph works, the elements and principles of design and light exposure.  Projects will include the work of professional photographers as well as photographs taken by the students.  This program requires that students bring their own digital camera.

 

 

Intermediate Adobe Photoshop 

Photoshop is one of the most widely used design programs within the industry.  Learning this program alone can open a world of opportunity and career choices.  It highly advised to learn this program from a professional.  Students will develop basic skills, uses and functionality for Photoshop.  They can include these skills into all their projects at Façade and toward their portfolios.

 

 

Intermediate Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is a vector based program which allows you to draw vector items. Vector is math based and will basically allow you more freedom if you are going to create something that will need to be various sizes without getting pixilated.  Students will learn the basic skills, uses and functionality for Illustrator.  They can include these skills into all their projects at Façade and toward their portfolios.

 

 

Advanced Creative & Technical Arts

The technical arts are very creative.  They incorporate a variety of materials, media and techniques.  Students must visualize their designs, coordinate the components and engineer their projects.  They will be given artistic freedom to present pieces that have meaning, purpose and functionality.

 

 

Advanced Storytelling, Boarding & Scripting  

Students will develop a script for a short story and develop it into a series of storyboards.  They will advance their skills in writing and animating caricatures from theory to practical as they do in the industry.  For students aspiring to continue their education in film and/or animation, this program will provide the fundamentals required.  This program is an impressive addition to your portfolio.

 

 

Advanced Video Production & Digital Editing-Adobe Premier & Encore

This program explores the making of trailers, commercials and short films.  Students will advance their skills in Adobe Premier and Encore programs while working on their projects.  By the end of the term, they will have created a DVD of all their projects including digital editing. This is a great portfolio addition.

 

 

Advanced Gaming 

Students will learn the history of gaming.  The program presents students with an opportunity to create a story, storyboards, narration and dialog for their own videogame.  Gaming is an interactive media, it is very different from cinema, and the structure and outcome present countless possibilities.

 

 

Advanced Fundamentals and Technical Theory of Photography 

Students will learn the technical and theoretical aspects of photography.  Projects will focus on developing creativity.  Students will demonstrate their understanding of technical skills, as well as the elements and principles of design through their photographs. Projects will include the work of professional photographers as well as photographs taken by the students.  This program requires that students bring their own digital camera.

 

 

Advanced Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe Photoshop is a very popular program used by digital image-makers, graphic designers and photographers around the world. It can be used to take any existing image and give it a professional and polished look. Students will develop advanced skills, uses and functionality for Photoshop.  They will work on projects and exercises that they can include in their portfolios.

 

 

Advanced Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe Illustrator is a vector based drawing program different from Photoshop that can be used in print, online, video and even on your cell phone. Students will develop advanced skills, uses and functionality for Illustrator.  They will work on projects and exercises that they can include in their portfolios.

 

 

 Advanced Adobe Flash & Dreamweaver    

Dreamweaver and flash are two peas in a pod. They have been designed to work together for publishing websites and animations.  Students can jazz up web pages by using flash in Dreamweaver templates.  Students will be introduced to a variety of website templates, learn to organize and manage a website as well as create and format web pages.