I want to showcase some of the projects the Advanced Technologies Academy freshmen class did this semester.
Their first class is Introduction to Digital Media, an 8-week college class. This course introduces students to key concepts, technologies, and issues related to digital media. Topics include emerging standards, key technologies and related design issues, terminology, media formats, career paths, and ethical issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the various media formats that are used in digital media technology. During the course, students learn how to use the software Adobe Photoshop.
Who Are You? Desktop Project
Photo Letters Project
Prom Ticket Design Contest
Magazine Cover Design Project
Their second class for the semester is Graphic Design Tools, an 8-week college class. This course provides students with an introduction to creative expression and art/design techniques in a digital environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, creating, editing and integrating visual components consisting of bit-mapped and vector-based images, drawings, banners, text, simple animations, and multiple layers. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce a range of visual products using digital processing techniques. During the course, students learn how to use the software Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.