Career and technical Education
This art and technology course explores the creation of effective visual communication utilizing industry standard hardware and software. Students will learn to use digital technology to create original works of art and graphics.
8601010 Communications Technology I
This course provides students with instruction in the characteristics and evolution of technology, underlying principles of design, and fundamental knowledge and skills in the use of software used in communications design. Included in the content is the use of essential application software. The ultimate output of this course is a design portfolio created by the student. Each item or product included in the portfolio should include a narrative description and an explanation of the technical approach or techniques used to create the item. Consideration should be given to having students present the portfolio using presentation software.
8601020 Communications Technology II
In this course, students learn more about the nature of design and development techniques for communication purposes. Students are also provided with instruction in a variety of technologies commonly used to communicate concepts and designs. Students are expected to continue collating their portfolio using exemplars of their work. As with previous portfolio pieces, each exemplar should include a narrative description of the item with an explanation of any special techniques used to create the item.
8601030 Communications Technology
This course provides students with instruction in advanced techniques relative to both static and animated communication designs. In addition to learning more advanced techniques and emerging technologies, students will have an opportunity to research a project, design an appropriate solution, and present their results. The ultimate output of this course is the student’s presentation of a completed portfolio illustrating their best exemplars. The portfolio should include a narrative description of the scenario, the approach to data collection, resulting renderings, and an interpretation of each chart/graph. Research references should be cited appropriately. Given the advanced nature of this course, students should be encouraged to produce the portfolio using presentation software suitable for dissemination via the Internet.