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Academy of New Media

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Academy of New Media is a pathway to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions in New Media, Web Design, Multimedia, and Digital Media.  This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in digital media, new media, and multimedia positions. The content includes an overview of the skills needed for entry-level positions in these career fields through practical experiences in digital photography, Web page design, digital video editing, and presentation development. Specialized skills in multimedia presentations and production such as video editing, audio input, and simple animation are used to produce a variety of multimedia projects. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following rudiments of the digital media/multimedia industry: collaboration/teamwork, presentation planning, elements of presentation design, storyboarding, integration of video, graphics, digital image manipulation, animation, and audio elements into new media projects/presentations.

OUR PARTNERS

Our academy relies on high level support and the highest caliber leadership from its advisory board and local partners, representing the following companies.

  • Alamo Colleges
  • International Academy of Design and Technology
  • New Tek
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Workforce Solutions Alamo
  • Shweiki Media
  • Phillips Entertainment Group

Program of Study

Audio/Video Production Grade 9

One Credit

Prerequisite: None

Careers in audio and video technology and film production span all aspects of the audio/video communications industry. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production audio and video activities.

Commercial Photography  Grade 9-12

One Credit

Prerequisite: None

Careers in commercial photography require skills that span all aspects of the industry from setting up a shot to delivering products in a competitive market. Within this context, in addition to developing knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the commercial photography industry with a focus on creating quality photographs

Graphic Design and Illustration  Grade 10-12

One Credit

Prerequisite: Recommend A/V production

Careers in graphic design and illustration span all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industries. Within this context, in addition to developing knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design.

Advanced Audio/Video Production Grade 11-12

Two Credits

Prerequisite: Audio/Video Production

Careers in graphic design and illustration span all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industries. Within this context, in addition to developing advanced technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on mastery of content knowledge and skills.

Possible Certifications

OSHA Safety Certification

Adobe Certification