Art and Music

AP Studio Art 2D
Level: Final Manager/Executive
Length: Semester
Credit: 1

The AP Studio Art course is for students interested in a rigorous and focused study in art. Students will develop a quality portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of concept, composition and execution in 2-D Design. This course is based on a student creating a body of work that demonstrates quality, concentration and breadth– artistic skills and ideas they have developed, refined, and applied over the course of the semester to produce visual compositions. This portfolio will be submitted to the College Board for college credit. As in any college level course students will be expected to spend a considerable amount of time outside of class in order to complete assignments and doing homework and sketchbook assignments.

Art Technology Specialized Accelerated Grad
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Quarter
Credit: .5

In this course students are introduced to the discipline of graphic design through exploration of how humans effect and create the visual culture. The art that the students create will be used to acquire a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite; the industry standard design software.  Students will use the tools and techniques of the digital art room to delve into appropriate design history and creative communicative processes.

Art Through Science
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Quarter
Credit: .5

In this course, students will be introduced to photography and digital video as well as the science and technology of digital cameras. The art the students create will be used to acquire a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere; the industry standard photo and video editing programs.  Students will use artistic tools and personal experiences to delve into different creative genres, including abstract photography, portraiture, photo essays, as well as create short movies and documentaries.

Digital Photography 6 
Level: Middle School
Length: Quarter

In this course, students will begin their study of the media arts in SciTech’s state-of-the-art Mac Lab.. Students will create artwork while acquiring proficiency in the knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard photo-editing and manipulation program.  Students will use the tools and techniques of digital art to delve into artistic genres like abstraction, color theory, digital collage, animation, etc.

Digital Photography 7
Level: Middle School
Length: Quarter

In this course, students will reinforce and push beyond previously learned material in the media arts. Students will create artwork while acquiring proficiency in knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard photo-editing program and its complementary, vector-based program, Adobe Illustrator.  Students will use the tools and techniques of digital art to delve into artistic genres like narrative design, portraiture, logo design, digital collage, etc.

Digital Photography 8
Level: Middle School
Length: Quarter

In this course, students will be introduced to the discipline of digital photography through exploration of photographic genres and the history and science behind the technology of the digital camera. The images the students create will be used to acquire a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard photo-editing program.  Students will use the tools and techniques to delve into photographic composition and genres, such as abstraction, portraiture, documentary, scientific, and photographic essays.

Music 6
Level: Middle School
Length: Quarter

This course is designed to develop an appreciation of music through listening, analyzing, evaluating, and composing skills. The curriculum in grades six encourages students to develop an understanding of music elements, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and tone color, while fully engaging students in hands-on activities. Students then showcase their knowledge and skills learned through original, creative projects in GarageBand.  Music technology in our Mac Lab is an integral part of the course

Music 7
Level: Middle School
Length: Quarter

This course builds on the 6th grade curriculum and is designed to develop an application of music elements through listening, analyzing, evaluating, and composing skills. The curriculum in grade 7 encourages students to develop an exploration of music elements, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and tone color, while fully engaging students in hands-on activities. Students then showcase their knowledge and skills learned through original, creative projects in Logic Pro X.

Music 8
Level: Middle School
Length: Quarter

This course builds on the 6th and 7th grade curriculum and is designed to develop a deeper exploration of music through listening, analyzing, evaluating, and composing skills. The curriculum eight encourages students to develop risk taking thorough the  music elements, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and tone color, while fully engaging students in hands-on activities. Students then showcase their knowledge and skills learned through original, creative projects in Logic Pro X and the SciTech recording studio.

Music Composition and Arranging
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Quarter
Credit: .5

The music composition and arranging class will study composition, arranging, scoring, and production techniques and approaches. The student will  apply those skills and concepts by writing for and overseeing the production of a wide variety of instrumental, vocal, acoustic, or electronic combinations. The student will explore contemporary concepts and techniques of arranging and sound production in both the analog and digital domains and will gain valuable experience by being able to create, arrange, and produce projects. Interpersonal and other situational skills will be developed as the student works with the instructor, and other students, in a variety of creative settings as music writer, and/or producer. Students will learn to use both traditional and non-traditional music notation in their projects.  We use Logic ProX for instruction.

Music Production and Engineering
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Quarter
Credit: .5

This course is designed to develop an appreciation of music through listening, analyzing, evaluating, and composing skills. The curriculum in Music Production and Engineering encourages students to develop an understanding of music elements, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and tone color, while fully engaging students in hands-on activities. Students then showcase their knowledge and skills learned through original, creative projects. Music technology in our Mac Lab is an integral part of the course. We use Logic ProX for instruction.

 

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