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3D MODELING & ANIMATION - 700B (TA3DMA)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12 
Prerequisite: Digital Graphics & Animation 2

This course is designed for students who have completed Digital Graphics & Animation 1 and Digital Graphics & Animation 2.  Students taking this course have mastered skills taught in previous courses. Independent Study in Digital Graphics allows students to build portfolios and gain a deep knowledge of software in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Animate, and 3D Maya. Students will develop and create new original art for their online portfolio in preparation for college. This course is a fine arts credit.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR SOCIAL MEDIA - TC785 (TADGC)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Social Media offers a hands-on how-to for producing the dynamic short-form videos and visuals seen on social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Students will study trends and best practices to create a mix of scroll-stopping digital media content. @WHSChaps will feature student work throughout the year. As a culminating activity, students will act as Social Media Manager for a campus or community client. They’ll collaborate with stakeholders to design a comprehensive marketing plan, employ effective advertising strategies, and create/curate engaging social media content to increase brand awareness and followers.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
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.

  • 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

Note: Articulated Credit

Film Production is a fun hands-on course in film theory and digital video production. Students gain fundamental industry skills in visual storytelling, scriptwriting, producing, directing, production design, cinematography, sound mixing, and post-production. They collaborate in small crews and use professional equipment and software to write, plan, shoot, and edit short films, trailers, music videos, stop motion animations, and more.

  • Articulated College Credit
  • 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

Advanced Film Production students sharpen industry skills learned to create high-end digital video projects and more ambitious films. They collaborate in larger crews, film at off-campus locations, operate professional equipment and employ advanced techniques to grow their work. In turn, students grow as filmmakers by critically examining basic film elements (narrative, cinematography, sound, mise-en-scene, editing, etc.) through participation in film challenges, select screenings, lively discussions, and video essays.

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

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

Advanced Film Portfolio students enjoy the freedom to tailor the curriculum to meet their goals and interests. They pitch ideas and work independently to produce portfolio projects and films. In doing so, they exercise critical thinking, collaborate with peers, manage crew members and production schedules, and hone employable skills that ready them for college and career opportunities in film and video production. Student portfolio reels may also include practical experiences gained through film festival participation, contest entry, and critical film review.

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

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

Practicum in Film is an advanced course designed for students interested in pursuing film or video production as a career or post-secondary course of study. Students take advantage of the small class size, extra class period, and independent structure to complete a culminating video project or thesis film. Students further their knowledge of production through participation in film festivals, competitions, screenings, panel discussions, special events, and industry mentorships.

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

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Advanced Film Portfolio*

Students in this advanced course accept the challenge and responsibility of producing videos for community clients. They increase their awareness of industry demands and expectations by connecting with professionals. They gain additional experience by participating in film festivals and competitions. Students demonstrate their experiential learning by maintaining a competitive reel (portfolio) and by producing a documentary-style short film about their mentorship.

*may be taken concurrently with teacher approval

  • 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

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
  • 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

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
  • 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

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
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None