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Fine Arts & Vocational

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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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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 take a 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 of this course is to show the learner how art relates to their own lives.. even art from long ago! Please be aware that the history of art includes depictions of nudity, as many art movements celebrated the human form. Many important and influential works of art include nudity, and it would be nearly impossible to teach art history without including them.

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

Computer Graphics courses provide students with the opportunity to explore the ways in which computers can produce visual imagery that communicates information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. Course topics may include principles and elements of design, image creation, image manipulation, and image types.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

In Digital Photography, you will learn how to correctly explain the setup and proper use of basic photography equipment. Through projects and research activities embedded in the course, you will create and present a portfolio of work. In addition, you will learn to describe professional habits, etiquette, and technology essential to creating a photograph. No access to photography equipment is needed 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 an interest in this exciting, dynamic field of study. A background in photography is not necessary to take this course.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students learn about entrepreneurship from a number of different angles: the characteristics that many entrepreneurs share; the function of innovation and competition in small business success; the important role that entrepreneurship plays in the economy; and how to start, grow, and exit from a small business. Much of the course content is also referenced in the two projects which are based on real-world tasks that business owners complete. Generating ideas for unique products or services is the focus of the first project; writing a business plan is the focus of the second. Final grades are based on ability to demonstrate what has been learned through a variety of assessment types: workbook questions, discussion boards, checkpoints, a final exam, and two multi-step projects.

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 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

Fashion Design courses emphasize applying the fundamental processes of artistic expression in creating and merchandising apparel. Drawing the figure is a foundation of these courses. Students identify the relationships between design, clothing and expression of self through fashion statements. Courses may also include a study of historical and contemporary fashion design from a worldwide perspective. Students engage in critique of their designs, the designs of others, and those of professional fashion designers for the purpose of reflecting on and refining work for presentation.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Welcome to Graphic & Web Design! 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: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

In this course, 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
Prerequisites: None

Interior Design courses emphasize applying the fundamental processes of artistic expression to design an interior living or working space. Students analyze and apply a variety of media, techniques, and processes in their interior design work. Courses may also include an understanding of aesthetic issues associated with interior design. Students study the art or process of designing the interior of a room or building and focus on enhancing the interiors of a space to achieve a healthy and more aesthetically pleasing environment. Students will study interior designs from historical, contemporary, and world cultures. Students engage in critique of their interior designs, the designs of others, and designs by professional interior designers for the purpose of reflecting on and refining work for presentation.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Retail Marketing courses cover marketing principles and concepts related to the provision of goods or services directly to the consumer, emphasizing store operation, advertisement and display of goods, store security, human relations, and business management and ownership.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students are introduced to the world of professional sales: the role sales plays in the national economy; the importance of ethical behavior in business; how to build, train, motivate, and evaluate a sales team; the role of buying motives in the customer buying process; what the selling process is; and the importance of data.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

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