Arts, A/V Technology & Communications


ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN - TC714 (INTERDSN)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: None

Architecture and Interior Design is a technical course that addresses the psychological, physiological and sociological needs of individuals by enhancing the environments in which they live and work. Students will study concepts and tools related to interior and exterior environments, construction, and furnishings to make wise consumer decisions. This project-oriented course addresses current design practices and influences of technology on home design. Students will develop a portfolio featuring original work using a variety of 2D and 3D software including SketchUp, Chief Architect and Revit to create and develop plans for buildings and interiors.

The American Association of Family and Consumer Science (AAFCS) pre-professional certification may be earned during this course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Prerequisite: None
FASHION DESIGN - TC712 (FASHDSN)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: None

This laboratory course focuses on careers in the fashion and textile/apparel industries. Students will be exposed to the apparel production process from design concept to finished product. Course content includes apparel construction, care, and maintenance. Learning activities include researching current fashion and exploring the fashion industry, producing residential and personal fashion items, sewing and tailoring techniques and individual color and fashion design analysis. No sewing knowledge is required for this course; students advance at their individual level.

The American Association of Family and Consumer Science (AAFCS) pre-professional certification may be earned during this course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Prerequisite: None
FILM PRODUCTION - TC775 (TADGVAD)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

This creative and collaborative technology course covers all areas and stages of film and video production. Write scripts and screenplays. Handle and explore camera and audio equipment. Work with a crew to examine important industry skills like producing and directing. Edit short films, music videos, trailers, and more! This active, hands-on course is a fun way to experiment with media arts and technology.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
ADVANCED FILM PRODUCTION - TC774 (AVPROD)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Film Production

Note: Articulated College Credit (for Sophomores only)

Experiment with advanced applications of the software, technology, and techniques to create high-end digital video projects. Practice industry skills and produce more ambitious films by collaborating in larger crews. Gain practical experience by working on Chap Recap video announcements and packages. Consider career opportunities and expectations by participating in film festivals and contests.

  • Articulated College Credit
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
ADVANCED FILM PORTFOLIO - TC102 (TAIND3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Advanced Film Production & Teacher approval

Build your portfolio and master skills that ready you for college and career opportunities in film and video production. Further your knowledge of career and industry through participation in film festivals, competitions, panel discussions, and field trips. Enjoy the freedom to tailor film curriculum to your goals and interests. Expect to log production hours outside of class.

  • Articulated College Credit
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
PRACTICUM IN FILM PRODUCTION - TC778 (PRACAVT)

Credit: 2
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Advanced Film and Teacher Approval

Take advantage of the small class size, extra class period, and independent structure to complete your culminating video project or thesis film. Build your portfolio by participating in competitions and networking with industry professionals at festivals, screenings, and panel discussions. This class is designed for students seriously interested in pursuing film as a career or post-secondary course of study. Expect to invest hours outside of class.

  • Credit: 2
  • Grade 12
FILM MENTORSHIP - TC466T (PROBS1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Advanced Film and Teacher Approval

Accept the challenge and responsibility of producing videos for a real client—Eanes ISD! Build your portfolio and gain practical experience as Producer of Eanes TV and Chap Recap. Members of this close-knit crew work in a self-directed, fast-paced environment to meet strict deadlines. Participation will increase your awareness of the responsibilities and quality of work required at the collegiate and professional levels. Expect to log work hours outside of class.

*This course is also open to Film 4 students unable to take Film Practicum. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
DIGITAL GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION I - TC701 (TADGA)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Note: Articulated College Credit when taken in 9th or 10th grade
Note: Lab fee $21.00

Digital Graphics and Animation is a hands-on lab-based course where students are introduced to various Graphic Design, 3D Modeling, and Animation skills. This course will allow students to demonstrate creative thinking and develop innovative projects in Adobe Photoshop, 3D Maya, Adobe Animate, and Adobe After Effects. The course covers how to create, edit, and take apart 3D models and animations using industry standard software. Students learn foundation skills to work, create, and navigate utilizing the features of the digital 3D modeling and animation work space. Digital Graphics and Animation is a project-oriented class that stimulates the creative side.

  • Articulated College Credit
  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
DIGITAL GRAPHICS and ANIMATION II - TC703 (GRAPHDI)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Graphics & Animation I
Note: Class fee of $21.00

Digital Graphics & Animation II is a second-year course in which students will focus on the development of advanced skills as they plan, design and create interactive projects using elements including, 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation, digital imaging, and interactive projects. The class will allow the students to advance their skills and build portfolios, to prepare for success in college courses as they begin their first career.

  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
VIDEO GAME DESIGN - TC707 (VIDEOGD)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Note: Articulated College Credit when taken in 9th or 10th grade
Note: Lab fee $21.00

Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry, and one of the leading forms of entertainment in the world. This course provides students with an array of skills required in this exciting industry. Students will learn concepts and tools to create levels, models, and mechanics for games and simulations using the game engine Unreal Engine. Students will also learn 3D Maya and Adobe Photoshop to create 3D and 2D assets for Unreal Engine. This is a project-oriented class that takes the student through the production process of video game development from beginning to end.

  • Articulated College Credit
  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
INTERACTIVE MEDIA - TC739 (DIMEDIA)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Note: Articulated College Credit when taken in 9th or 10th grade

Interactive Media is a creative, dynamic course which explores a variety of interactive media to create professional projects and presentations. This course prepares students for a rapidly evolving workplace environment by developing proficiencies in digital technologies. The year will take you through four programs found in the Adobe Creative Suite. Students will create electronic media design layouts using InDesign; import and manipulate digital graphics using Photoshop; create illustrations for print and web-based media using Illustrator; and create animation with Animate. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced in this course will enable students to successfully perform, interact, and compete in a technology-driven society. This is a great course for anyone interested in advertising, marketing, or communication design.

  • Articulated College Credit
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None