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Design Visual Media Arts Pathway

The Design, Visual, & Media Arts Pathway at Estancia High School is for students interested in discovering what the vast world of digital media production has to offer. The DVMA Pathway will prepare students for college and career readiness by providing the knowledge and technological skills needed to be successful in the technology-driven 21st Century.

DMVA Courses

Multimedia Communications

This course introduces students to the world of media production using a wide variety of tools and software to create many forms of digital creative content. Topics include electronic music production, web design, graphic design, digital illustration, photo editing and video editing.

Introduction to Media Arts - Year 1 of Pathway

This course helps students developed foundational knowledge and skills required for success in the multimedia, communications, and game design workforce.  Students develop skills in computer design, film and video production, lighting, sound and projection design, and print media design using industry-standard equipment and software.  Students also explore career options within this rapidly expanding industry sector.

Intermediate Media Arts - Year 2 of Pathway

This course builds on student competencies in film, video, computer, and live production design, as well as foundational knowledge in design.  The coursework deepens specific skills in computer design, film and video production, lighting, sound and projection design, and print media design in preparation for a project-based, portfolio-driven capstone course.

Advanced Media Arts - Year 3 of Pathway

Students have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills in this project-based course.  Instruction focuses on creative components such as film, video, computer, and live production application in both the educational and work-based setting.   Students create a media arts portfolio that demonstrates entry level workforce skills and comprehensive knowledge of industry practices.