Digital Arts

You don't take a photograph, you make it! - Ansel Adams

For years now, students have chosen to study photography and digital arts at our college. Whether you are attracted to photography as a career or a hobby, we are focused on developing your visual proficiency. Our school graduates pursue careers with professional photo studios, ad agencies, and design companies, and you can, too!

The program is comprised of 200 course hours that focus on certain areas within the field of study.

Non-credit classes taught by working professionals are designed specifically for those individuals interested in the necessary skills required for working in these specialized areas.

We can help you sharpen your focus!!

Continuing education courses that are offered through The Center for Advanced Digital Arts (CADA) give you the opportunity to enhance your marketability and enrich yourself personally. The broad range of non-credit classes and certificates available give you the necessary training to advance your current career, to change paths, expand on your skills, and keep alert about the latest news and trends in the quickly changing world of computer graphics and digital media.

Course Syllabus

(click on the module heading to reveal a lesson by lesson breakdown)

MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

  • Rhythm
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Form
  • Expression
  • Engaged Listening
  • Project: Music Response
  • Quiz 1: Understanding Music
  • Alternate Quiz 1.Form A: Understanding Music
  • Alternate Quiz 1.Form B: Understanding Music
  • Wind Instruments
  • Stringed Instruments & Beyond
  • Musical Ensembles
  • Engaged Listening
  • Project: Creative Instrumentation
  • Quiz 2: Making Music
  • Alternate Quiz 2.Form A: Making Music
  • Alternate Quiz 2.Form B: Making Music
  • Special Project
  • Review
  • Test
  • Alternate Test.Form A
  • Alternate Test.Form B
  • Glossary and Credits

DISCOVERING MUSIC

  • Course Overview
  • Appreciating Music
  • Listening to Music
  • Responding to Music
  • Participating in Music
  • Project: Music Response
  • Quiz 1: The Music Experience
  • Alternate Quiz 1.Form A: The Music Experience
  • Alternate Quiz 1.Form B: The Music Experience
  • Why Study Classical Music?
  • Culture in Music
  • Folk Music
  • Ethnic Music
  • Project: Find Your Musical Heritage
  • Engaged Listening
  • Quiz 2: Music in Society
  • Alternate Quiz 2.Form A: Music in Society
  • Alternate Quiz 2.Form B: Music in Society
  • Special Project
  • Review
  • Test
  • Alternate Test.Form A
  • Alternate Test.Form B
  • Glossary and Credits

DIGITAL ARTS

  • Course Overview
  • Introduction to Digital Arts
  • Project: Introduction to Digital Arts
  • Why Do We Study Digital Art?
  • Digital Art as Mass Communication
  • Project: Digital Art as Mass Communication
  • Citizen Media
  • Project: Citizen Media
  • What is Digital Photography?
  • Project: What is Digital Photography?
  • How the Digital Camera Works
  • Project: How the Digital Camera Works
  • Shooting Technique
  • Project: Shooting Technique
  • Types of Photography
  • Digital Image Editing
  • Digital Image Editing Software
  • Photoshop Express
  • Project: Photoshop Express
  • Show and Tell
  • Project: Show and Tell
  • Audio Recording and Playback
  • Analog vs. Digital Audio
  • Digital Audio Editing
  • Project: Digital Audio Editing
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Project: 3D Animation
  • 3D Animation - More Than Entertainment
  • Digital SFX for Film and Video
  • Project: Digital SFX for Film and Video
  • Digital Video Revolution
  • Project: Digital Video Revolution
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Post Production
  • What's Next?
  • Project: What.s Next?
  • Web Basics
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Project: Introduction to Web Design
  • Websites - Mixing Light Entertainment with Income Generation
  • Project: Websites - Mixing Light Entertainment with Income Generation
  • Digital Gaming - A Brief History
  • Gaming Today
  • Virtual Reality - Practical Applications
  • Virtual Reality - Cutting Edge
  • Project: Virtual Reality - Cutting Edge
  • The Future of Digital Arts
  • Project: The Future of Digital Arts
  • Glossary and Credits