• Digital Communications

    The Digital Communications program of study explores the occupations and educational opportunities associated with the production of audio and visual media formats for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures. This program of study may also include exploration into operating machines and equipment to record sound and images, such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment.

  • The Arts, A/V Technology, and CommunicationsThe Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications (AAVTC) Career Cluster focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in the AAVTC career cluster require a creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication.

  • Meets the requirements of the Business and Industry endorsement. Business Industries

  • Course Information

    Courses below are not tied to grade levels.  Not all courses have a required prerequisite. 

    For more course information, click on the name of course.

    Level 1

    Course: 40380Q SEMESTER
    Principles of Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 7 - 10
    Course Key:  40380Q
    SEMESTER
    Course Name:  Principles of Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 7 - 10

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): N/A

    Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities related to the arts, audio/video technology, and communications career cluster. During this course, students will examine a wide range of concepts including copyright, safety and technology, photography, principles of design, audio video production, animation, and fashion design.

    Business Professionals of America

    Course: 45350B SEMESTER
    Professional Communications
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9 - 12
    Course Key:  45350B
    SEMESTER
    Course Name:  Professional Communications
    Credit: 0.5 speech credit
    Grade: 9 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): N/A

    Professional Communications blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a real world context that promotes leadership and professional behaviors. Creative individuals with strong communications skills, a solid academic foundation and proficiency in a wide range of technology applications are in demand by higher education institutions and global industry.This course will help to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, present, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct research to better prepare for a competitive academic and/or workplace environment.

    Level 2

    Course: 403201 FULL YEAR
    Audio Video Production I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12
    Course Key:  403201
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Audio Video Production I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): Adobe Certified Professional Premiere Pro

    In this hands-on introductory course students will explore video production techniques. The course will include techniques in videography, audio, editing, lighting, script writing, and motion graphics. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the film industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production video and audio activities. Students will participate in minor and major projects for a variety of purposes and audiences.

    Business Professionals of America Skills USA

    Level 3

    Course: 403301 FULL YEAR
    Audio Video Production II and Audio Video Production II Lab
    Credit: 2
    Grade: - 12
    Course Key:  403301
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Audio Video Production II and Audio Video Production II Lab
    Credit: 2
    Grade:  - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audio Video Production I or audio video teacher recommendation in lieu of prerequisite

    Certification(s): Adobe Certified Professional Premiere Pro/After Effects

    This course is a continuation of Audio Video Production I. Students will learn advanced video concepts while working on major projects. Students are expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production activities. The class will include projects that provide the campus with necessary video production services. Smaller projects will serve as supplemental material for the students' professional portfolio.

    Business Professionals of America Skills USA

    Level 4

    Course: 553801 FULL YEAR
    Career Preparation I
    Credit: 3
    Grade: 11 - 12
    Course Key:  553801
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Career Preparation I
    Credit: 3
    Grade: 11 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): 16 years of age

    Certification(s): N/A

    This course provides opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with paid business and industry employment experiences. Classroom experiences include: job acquisition, career progression, financial success, business/entrepreneurial applications, occupational safety and health, and relevant news topics. Professional portfolios will be created with material supporting an educational/career plan for the future.Students will earn 3.0 credits for successful completion of this course which includes one class period per school day on campus and two class periods per school day allocated for early release for off campus work experience.

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Distributive Education Clubs of America Transportation will be needed.