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Students will explore the world of art, its basic principles and elements, and apply their acquired knowledge to real projects and assignments.

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This course introduces students to the study of basic two-dimensional design. Students will learn the definitions of the design elements (line, shape, value, form, texture, and color) and the principles of design that act upon the elements. Verbal and visual definition of the elements includes practical assignments each week.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

Art History: Origins is designed to introduce students to the history of art. In this course, students journey through time, learning about prehistoric and ancient art, ancient Mediterranean and medieval art, and early European art from the Renaissance through Mannerism. Students also learn how to read and interpret art on a basic level. Since art is best learned through experience and expression, students have opportunities to experience the art and react to it through discussion boards and projects. The goal is to show learners how art relates to their own lives, even art from long ago!

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

Art History: Modern is designed to introduce students to the history of art. In this course, students will journey through time, learning about early European art (from the Renaissance through 1750), late European art (from 1750 through 1900), modern and postmodern art (from 1900 through 2010), then look around their world as they study global art. Students should already be familiar with how to read and interpret art, from taking Art History: Origins; however, if they aren’t, there are some helpful hints and links available to them. Since art is best learned through experience and expression, students will have opportunities to experience the art and react to it through discussion boards and projects. The goal is to show learners how art relates to their own lives, even art from long ago!

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

Students will explore the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of children. From conception through adolescence, students read about current research that continues to unlock how the brain develops. Students will also see how child development theory applies to everyday life as they study each stage of development.

Suggested grade level: 11-12
Prerequisites: None

This course will help the student learn the basics of computer operations. The student will work with basic software programs such as word processing, spread sheets, and presentations. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Fashion Design is an introductory course to the fashion design industry and its careers. It is written for high school aged students, designed in a way that is accessible for any level from first-year students on.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Everyone goes to restaurants, travels, and stays in lodging facilities. These businesses continue to grow, generating profits, and employing a vast number of people interested in these exciting careers. The Hospitality and Tourism course is designed to give students an overview of this exciting field as well as future educational and career options.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

Fashion Design is an introductory course to the fashion design industry and its careers. It is written for high school aged students; designed in a way that it is accessible for any level from first-year students on. This course is an introductory course, so will not be as rigorous as a required course.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

This course is an introduction to how, through design, we are able to communicate visually with one another. Each unit will cover topics such as the principles & elements of design or printing and publishing projects. By understanding the foundation of visual communication though design, this course will be a great introduction to a career path that could potentially do for you!

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of interior design. The course will start with a look at what interior design is, what careers are available in the field, and how to go about working towards a career in the interior design field. Then, students will dive into the fundamental principles of interior design, including analyzing color and design elements, environmental concerns, and setting up rooms with furniture and decorations.

SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL: 9 – 12
PRE-REQUISITES: None

Students will learn how to correctly explain the setup and proper use of basic photography equipment. Through projects and research activities embedded in the course, students will create and present a portfolio of work. In addition, students will be able to describe professional habits, etiquette, and technology essential to creating a photograph. Students will not need access to photography equipment in order to take the course; opportunities to practice with digital simulations and theory will be present throughout the course. This course is designed for any beginner interested in learning about photography and what it could take to make a career out of their interest in this exciting, dynamic field of study. Photography Basics is designed for students in ninth grade or higher with no background in photography.

SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL: 9 – 12
PRE-REQUISITES: None

This course communicates that retailing goes beyond sales, and explores the skills needed to succeed in real world careers. Students learn that opening a store requires research, strategy, and planning. A successful retail store requires careful merchandise selection, as well as buying and pricing expertise. In addition, it gives attention to service and management of employees at various levels.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

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In Art in World Cultures, you’ll learn about some of the greatest artists in the world. This course explores basic principles and elements of art and how to critique art. And along the way, you will get to discover some traditional art forms from various regions of the world including the Americas, Africa, and Oceania.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Digital Photography I: Creating Images with Impact! will help you understand the basics of photography. You will not only follow photography through its history, but also gain a basic understanding of camera functions, techniques and what it takes to shoot portraits, close-ups, action shots, and landscapes.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

In Fashion and Interior Design Explore you will begin to understand the background and knowledge needed to develop a career in this field. Learn how color, composition, and texture can all affect great aesthetics. You’ll develop the essential communications skills necessary to build a successful business and begin to develop the kind of portfolio that will lead to future career opportunities.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

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