GHS Curriculum Guide Addendum

5008 Studio in Media Arts

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 40 weeks

Exam: Local Offering: Full year

Prerequisites: None Reading Level: Mixed

The Studio in Media Arts Course is a foundation course intended to meet the Fine Arts requirement for students in grades 9-12. This survey course will meet the learning styles of all students by allowing for both traditional and non-traditional modes of learning through a deeper exploration of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Unit design will include both computer and fine arts applications, art learning resources that support both visual and media arts history, aesthetic awareness, creative and performing based projects, careers in visual and media arts, traditional and contemporary methods of presentation and various formative and summative assessments.

The format of this course is intended to explore units that allow students to move from the studio to various digital applications over a 40- week time frame.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

●      Discover Media Arts as a means to transmit and store visual communications.

●      Discover the how and the why as students move through guided creative discovery.

●      Develop/refine and apply skills that allow movement from concept to production.

●      Explore how various mediums and applications can work in tandem with one another.

●      Respond to collection of artwork that demonstrates and understanding of social, cultural and/or political experiences.

●      Make connections with both Visual and Media Art applications.

●      Prepare and present works in both traditional and contemporary ways.

●      Maintain a digital portfolio collection of works.

Emphasis of this course will be a broad exploration of personal ideas and imagery created within the spectrum of the visual and media arts disciplines. Classes may be taught in art studio classrooms, computer labs designed for Media Arts instruction.  Students will use a mix of hands on and digital tools. Students will explore the Elements of Art and Principles of design through both finer art and digital applications: The Scope and Sequence is designed to explore the following area with an infusion of a lesson plan that includes Digital and Media Art Applications. This course meets the Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

2106 Computer Programming PYTHON

Grade: 10, 11, 12 40 weeks

Exam: Siena College, Local Offering: Full year

Prerequisites: Computer Science Principles Reading Level: Average

This is a college level course that focuses on the world of computing and computer science. It is a broad introduction to a variety of fundamental topics in computer science including robotics, the web, graphics, and sound. It builds upon skills that students learned in Introduction to Java and Computer Science Principles. This course is intended for students who have not taken AP Computer Science. Students will learn how to program and solve problems using a Python programming environment. Lab activities include multimedia applications in programming and robotics. Students will also acquire knowledge about computer systems, in general, both hardware and software. This course may be taken for college credit through a partnership with Siena College, fee applies.



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