• Professional Dance and Choreography: Students refine multi-genre technical, performance, and choreographic skills for live and recorded performance to prepare for careers in professional dance. They design production elements (i.e., staging, lighting, film, projection, costuming, and sound); perform for multiple audiences; explore careers in commercial, educational, and concert dance; and learn about the business side of dance including licensing, company and studio management, and self mark
• Professional Theatre: Students prepare for artistic careers on the stage or screen. They learn to create, perform, and direct for live audiences and the camera. Students will learn and refine writing, acting and directing techniques, and understand the business side of the professional theatre, film, and television industries, including the role of the Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Students will prepare audition or direction portfolios, learn business/managerial skills, and develo
• Professional Music: Students build on technical knowledge to prepare for artistic career paths in the music industry. They refine skills in instrumental, vocal, and/or digital music composition, arrangement, performance and production. Topics such as music monetization, contracts, licensing, and navigating the music industry are explored. [Calpads codes 7233-7235]
• Visual and Commercial Art: Students refine skills in digital and traditional 2-D and 3-D mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography common to careers in fine arts, photography, and commercial art. Students will design, produce and exhibit art as a communication and marketing tool for industry specific purposes, and examine topics such as arts management and arts education, copyright, curation, exhibition, archiving, and monitization. [Calpads codes 7216-7218]
• Animation : Students refine artistic and technical animation skills to prepare for specific career paths in the animation and visual effects (VFX) industries. Students learn about computer generated imagery (CGI), anatomical accuracy in drawing and design, learn the fundamentals and physics of movement, execute creative story development, and explore visual communication and computer generated imaging through a variety of animated formats and industry standard software. [Calpads codes 7213-721
• Graphic Design: Students utilize industry standard digital design tools, processes and systems common to careers in graphic arts and media production. Close examination of topics include: web design, marketing, art and copy preparation, graphic design, publishing, image generation and assembly, graphic reproduction operations, binding and/or finishing related to digital imaging, printing, and digital production. [Calpads codes 7210-7212]
• Multimedia Production: Students prepare for careers in audiovisual (A/V) and broadcast production for live and recorded events. Students learn industry standard equipment and software for broadcast engineering, audio design, production and engineering; and A/V production and engineering. Students examine the technological interface of equipment installation and operation; audiovisual manipulation; mixing, recording and editing; switching, and live streaming; and other pre and post production
• Film and Video Production: Students are prepared for employment, advanced training, or higher education in film, television, and video production.. They are trained in pre and post production; camera operation; framing and composition; lighting technique and equipment operation; narrative and story development; visual communication strategies, and commercial video production. Students use industry standard software for film editing and are responsible for post production marketing, distributi
Game Design: Students prepare for careers in the rapidly developing gaming industry. They explore current industry standard technologies, media and art applications, and emerging technological advances. Students will refine skills in drawing, narrative development, design, animation, graphic imaging, coding and multimedia production to prepare for employment, advanced training, or higher education in game design. [Calpads codes 7260-7262]
• Stage Technology: Students execute the design and technical aspects of dance, theatre, and music productions to prepare for careers in technical theatre and theater management. They are trained in costuming; lighting and projection design, installation, and operation; set design, construction and installation; sound design and production; front and back of house management; stage management; and marketing for live and recorded performance. Students learn about unions and how to gain employmen
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