Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Jobs in the arts, audio/video technology, and communications career cluster involve designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content, including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Programs

Graphic Visual Arts (GVA)

Using industry standard software and equipment, students learn both the theory and practice of graphic design. Drawing and other traditional art practices are encouraged with a focus on understanding the elements and principles of design. Students learn awareness of the media, the ways it is used to promote ideas and products, and how it can be used to influence an audience.

Students acquire basic and technological skill for careers in this growing industry. Industry-standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash/Animate, as well as video editing using iMovie is taught. Students work on class assignments and projects that simulate real-world work situations such as:

  • Animated Sequences
  • Button Design
  • Corporate ID
  • CD Booklet
  • E-book
  • Etched Wood & Glass
  • HTML Web Pages
  • Logo Design
  • Poster Design
  • Phone Case Art
  • T-Shirt Design
  • Typography as Art
  • Video Shorts
  • Vinyl Decals
  • Vinyl Labels

Academics & Certificates:

Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math, and science. Students may choose to gain professional certification by taking the Adobe Certified Associate Exam.

College Credit Opportunities:

Students have the potential to earn between 3-9 credits through articulation agreements with Fulton-Montgomery Community College and SUNY Ulster. Additional articulation agreements are always being pursued.

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Fashion Design & Merchandising

Students in the Fashion Design & Merchandising program gain insight into the fashion and merchandising fields through work in an authentic fashion design setting at the Career & Technical Center. Supported by state-of-the-art equipment, the curriculum covers such topics as the design and construction of apparel, the study of fabric and color, fashion history, and fashion illustration, as well as jewelry and accessory design.

Students measure mannequins for draping

Academics & Certificates:

Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math, and science.

College Credit Opportunities:

Students have the potential to earn 3 college credits through articulation agreements with SUNY Ulster and Westchester Community College. Additional articulation agreements are always being pursued.

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Music Production

The Music Production program is for students who are passionate about music. In this course, students compose, notate, and produce music and sound for various media in a hands-on studio environment. They acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for industry-standard software and hardware that are used to create, notate, produce, and master audio recordings. Each student is a “producer,” and through a variety of project-based learning experiences, they are exposed to all phases of music production. During the course, each producer explores music industry trends and careers, and maps out a plan to further their college and career goals in music production.

Instructor guides student to lay down tracks using Garage Band

Academics & Certificates:

Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math, and science.

College Credit Opportunities:

Articulation agreements are currently being pursued for this new program.