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Course Descriptions

Computer Science
(Grades 9-12; 1 year; 1.0 credit)

An introduction to computer science with an emphasis on problem-solving within project-based challenges.  This course will introduce fundamental computing concepts including hardware devices, networking, security and computer programming by using electronics, robotics, application and game development tools. The course will culminate with a student-driven passion project within the field of study.

Design Technology
(Grades 9-12; 1 year; 1.0 credit)

Design technology will develop student understanding of design thinking and product development life cycles by exploring a variety of digital and physical design projects. This media focused course includes topics such as video editing, animation, game design, and 3D modeling for both digital and physical applications. The course will culminate with a student-driven passion project within the field of study.

(Grades 9-12; 1 year; 1.0 credit)

In this course, students will embark on a project based journey to produce the Lincoln High School Yearbook. This class emphasizes creative energy, teamwork, cooperation and responsibility. Starting with the question of What is creativity? Students will learn graphic design, digital photography and publishing skills using professional softwares like Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Lightroom. All the work for creating the High School Yearbook (except the final printing) is done by the students, who will assume essential roles in the publishing process. The course will culminate with a student driven Photography project. 
Important Note: Some out-of-class time may be required at the beginning of the second semester.

Video Design - Filmmaking 
(Grade 9-10; Semester; 0.5 credit)

In this project-based course, students will develop communication skills through digital video production using professional Adobe softwares (Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition). Students will learn the fundamentals of video design such as pre-production, live production, and post-production. Students will engage in skills to learn storytelling, capturing and editing video and audio, and sharing content through YouTube and other web media sources.

Multimedia/Graphic Arts Introduction
(Grade 9-10; Semester; 0.5 credit)

Introduction to Multimedia Arts is a course that explores the fundamentals of Graphic Arts and Motion Graphic Design disciplines, as well as the creative process from conception of the idea to final design. Students will acquire the basic skills to use and be creative with Adobe Creative Suite through hands-on projects including topics related to Digital Illustration, Image in motion and Sound design.

Multimedia/Graphic Arts 1
(Grade 11; 1 Quarter; 0.25 credit)

The Multimedia Year 1 course is conducted as an Art class using computers. Students explore principles of art and design, using Adobe Creative Suite as their medium of expression. Students will acquire the skills they need to master the software and then apply that knowledge to projects and assignments related to Digital Arts and Designing with Type. The projects are designed to explore creativity through an exploration and partial mastery of various software skills. 
Multimedia/Graphic Arts 2
(Grade 12; 1 Quarter; 0.25 credit)

Prerequisite: Multimedia/Graphics Arts 1 or Instructor Approval

The Multimedia Year 2 course studies the principles of visual communication, emphasizing the use of imagery in mass media. Students explore advanced design and production methods in the field of Branding and Packaging Graphic Design, emulating professional techniques using a variety of contemporary media formats. Projects are designed to gain a better understanding of our visual world.