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Digital Media Arts

Program Highlights

Color and Design Theory | Digital Imaging | Interactive Contact | Photography and Lighting | CG Special Effects | 3d Modeling | 2d/3d Computer Animation | Video, Film, and Audio Production | Storyboarding

Program Description

Students in the Digital Media Arts program learn the fundamental principles and processes of computer-based design using a variety of traditional and non-traditional media with an emphasis on problem-solving and creative exploration.  Using such media as high-definition video, sound, animation, installation art, print and digital photography, students work in a digitally integrated computer lab and studio environment to gain hands-on experience.  Students apply color theory, visual design and conceptualization to project-based assignments that focus on growing their skill sets and technical abilities, while building a portfolio for post-secondary and internship opportunities.  

Throughout the two-year program, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and critical analysis skills by participating in student critiques.  Using industry-standard hardware and software, students will create digital content that can be applied to a career in video/film production, 2d/3d animation, photography and print media.

Teacher Information

Mr. Marc Macaluso  Marc Chalice
  High School

 Digital Media Arts Instructor
 Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22288
 mchalice@lcjvs.net

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits

Senior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits

Academic requirements are usually taken at the student's home school.

Course descriptions are available online.

Digital Media Arts student editing a video on the computer.
Digital Media Arts Student editing a photo on the computer.
Two Digital Media Arts students working on a project.
Digital Media Arts student posing with a camera.

Career Pathways

  • Graphic Design Assistant
  • Photography Studio Assistant
  • Video Production Assistant
  • Storyboard Artist

With Additional Training:

  • Photographer
  • Production Artist
  • Instructional Designer
  • 3d Modeler
  • Animator
  • Matte Painter
  • Audio Engineer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Videographer
  • Video Editor
  • Web Designer

Competency Profile

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Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Skills USA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

FCCLA and NTHS

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.