The Academy 媒体艺术 Department introduced the first comprehensive digital motion picture program for high school students in the United States, 并继续走在通过电影媒介教授讲故事的前沿, 动画, 还有创意写作.
The 媒体艺术 curriculum includes 动画, 诗歌, 小说, 电影剧本创作, 电影, 摄影, 实验设计. Above all, the 媒体艺术 Department focuses on storytelling. 基于过程的程序值研讨会, 每周一次的评论会议, 它的目的是磨练学生的声音和想法，以及他们与观众交流的能力.
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媒体艺术 Department freshman Miguel Lucero (on trumpet) 和 his family b和 Cielito Lindo Family Folk 音乐 are on WGN! This is a great story about a great new addition to the Academy community.
媒体艺术 alum Jack Dunphy featured in Newcity's Film 50.
学生将学习和实践动画技术的指导下，动画的12原则的研究. As skills develop, they will investigate more experimental techniques. 通过探索动画制作过程, students will create smaller works from flip books to motion graphics.
电影美学 provides students with the opportunity for an increased underst和ing of the 电影 medium 和 of cinematic language. Through viewing 电影s grouped by chronology, 导演, 和运动, students will increase their awareness of various 电影ic terms 和 aesthetic forms while taking into consideration technical 和 social factors, 声音, 编辑, 投篮选择. 综上所述, 学生将提高他们的批判性分析和讨论电影艺术的能力. 学生将熟悉以下术语和概念:叙事/非叙事形式, /故事情节, 类型, 角色, 三幕的结构, 蒙太奇/并列/编辑, 时间与空间, 因果关系, 时间顺序和持续时间, 电影运动, 电影的形式, 场面调度, 主题和基调, 摄影, 作文, 和象征意义/主题/形象.
在摄影, students will: learn foundation aesthetics of 摄影 和 摄影; learn the fundamentals of interior 和 exterior lighting for HD video; exp和 the aesthetic 和 creative application of 摄影 skills; develop underst和ing of the cinematographer 和 导演 collaboration; receive lessons related to managing the camera as a piece of gear as well as an artist's tool; underst和 the fundamentals of screen grammar necessary for the role of cinematographer; 和 learn to analyze a screenplay in relation to the cinematographer's art.
视频制作, 学生学习摄像机技术, 非线性编辑软件, 基本的电影评论技巧, 和前期制作(处理)写作, 故事板, 和 proposals) for the creation of traditional 和 experimental 电影s. 在本课程期间, students will: underst和 和 use various shots 和 angles; underst和 和 use professional 编辑 software; underst和 和 use a three-point lighting scheme; edit image 和 声音 in a narrative fashion; mix 声音 to form a 声音track; underst和 和 use basic camera functions; use storyboards to further planning 和 pre-production; write treatments 和 proposals; collaborate with other students in a 电影 project; develop critique skills through group workshops; learn producer-导演 relationships; 和 develop planning 和 implementation skills. 每个学期，重点可能会在纪录片，叙事或实验电影制作之间转移.
扩展叙事为学生介绍实验性和抽象形式的电影制作. Students will learn image manipulation using digital imaging software, 并将探索动画的基本形式, 个人电影制作, 文字和图像, 还有视频诗歌. 重点放在技术熟练的主题为基础的沟通在电影. 在本课程期间, students will: collaborate with other students in a 电影 project; communicate theme 和 mood through form; communicate theme 和 mood through image; communicate theme 和 mood through 声音 design; develop 声音 design skills; experiment with non-narrative forms; develop proficiency with 编辑 software; use cinematic 和 aesthetic tools to communicate tone 和 mood; develop critical skills through group workshop 和 critique; 和 propose 和 create four finished pieces.
In 媒体设计 students explore various disciplines, 从创意写作到电影, 这包括平面设计的元素. 在本课程中, skills developed include: using Photoshop 和 Illustrator, 学习和创造“杂志”,” designing posters 和 other promotional print materials, 完善布局/字体/图像质量.
What a screenwriter puts on the page may or may not be realized on the screen. Still, the best screenplays can st和 on their own as literature. This course covers the form 和 nature of screenplays, focusing on plot 和 characterization in short narrative screenplays. 在课程的前半部分, 学生合作改编一个短篇故事，同时工作的推销, 口号, 和对照表. In the second half, each student writes their own original screenplay. 在整个课程中, 学生起草和修改, 给予和接受反馈，并分析他们在课堂上和家里观看和阅读的电影和剧本.
小说是可能性的艺术. 在这门课上，每一篇小说都以探索“如果……”这个概念开始, we will study the foundations of storytelling to better develop our craft. Through the process of drafting 和 revision, we will discover the most effective ways to tell our own stories, 我们自己的“如果”.” In addition to developing 和 discussing our works-in- progress, 我们还将讨论出版的作品，从黑暗的心理悬疑到怪诞的南方哥特式, from subtle family drama to the biting social satire.
The oldest extant work of literature (in cuneiform) are by the Sumerian 诗人 Enheduanna who lived 和 died four millennia ago. In the many thous和s of years since it's been around, 诗歌经历了惊人的变化, yet always spiraling back to the source: breath, 的声音, body, 神圣的. 学生们将脚趾浸入这条人类努力的大河中，探索传统, 现代主义, 当代诗歌的模式. 在整个课程中, 他们草案, 修改, 打磨自己的诗, giving each other feedback throughout the process. They submit monthly analytical 和 reflective journals in response to the classic 和 contemporary 诗歌 they read in class 和 at home. 每学期结束时，他们要交一份诗集，里面有几首修改过的诗.
学生们作为一个集体的声音，对媒体艺术专业其他学生的作品发表评论. Each week students volunteer to submit a piece that is ready for review. Video 和 Creative Writing students participate in critiquing one another's work by responding to questions posed by the creators. 这些问题使作者或导演能够控制和关注他们从小组收到的反馈. 这门课有许多优点，其中之一就是认识到听众的重要性. 相反, 观众(或其他媒体艺术专业的学生)学会给出有益的和建设性的反馈.
In this class, we'll study 和 practice the oldest media art: text as such. Since writing has been around for many millennia, 并且有无数的形式和目的, we'll narrow things down to three 类型s that rely on no other technology but placing tiny symbols on a flat surface in order to engage readers: 诗歌, 小说, 创造性非小说类. 在本课程中选择的所有不同材料的根本原因是作者希望给读者带来惊喜. This surprise may vary from shock to astonishment to revelation to amusement. But the question at the root of it all is the real puzzle: how do language 和 elements of 诗歌 和 prose come together on the page? The best way to begin to figure it out is to read closely 和 write bravely.
创作非虚构作品是一个艰难的过程，它试图用文字来捕捉世界. 有时是试图描述我们去过的地方或回忆我们生命中的一段时间. 最困难的是, sometimes writing 创造性的非小说 involves trying to accurately portray the complex life or personality of another person. In this class, we will work on creating our own non小说 pieces. In addition to drafting 和 revising student work, 我们将阅读像Gene Weingarten这样的作家写的有启发性的简介和文章, 詹姆斯·鲍德温, 海丝特·卡普兰.
Students investigate 动画 history by viewing 和 analyzing a variety of touchstone works from its humble beginnings to contemporary short 电影s that str等h the boundaries of the medium.
每学期，学生们将学习不同方面的音频制作和录音. 这门课适合作家, animators 和 电影制作人 as a means of increasing production value 和 adding a new lens for creative thinkers to tell stories. 主题的例子包括现场记录, 播客, creating 声音scapes 和 audio mixing for 电影 和 radio.
本课程将涵盖“电影导演”职位下的所有内容。. The course will include stressing the importance of casting, 排练, 与演员和工作人员的沟通, 和 developing a vision/的声音 that can evolve over the course of a production. We will also be covering the role of a 导演 in documentary, 实验和扩展的电影形式. Work will include in/out of class exercises 和 scenes, 测试芽, 小组和个人作业, as well as examining philosophies 和 practices of professional 导演s.
Students learn the building blocks of visual storytelling. 通过故事板, 图画小说和漫画, 电影制作人, 动画师和创意作家学习平衡图像与文本的重要性.
This course is for the students who already have a few polished pieces (poems, a short story or a creative non小说 piece) they can submit for publication, 还有几件作品正在制作中. 本课程旨在了解在线和印刷出版的现状, focusing mainly on independent literary journals. 学生编排他们的作品, 写简短的个人介绍和求职信, 和 send their manuscripts out into the world. They also get some behind-the-scenes experience: they work as contributing editors of 发芽; they talk to editors of small presses 和 literary journals, 和 they put together concepts for their own journals.
工作室 time is a crucial part of student's work development in 媒体艺术. They are provided with free work periods to produce the 电影s 和 written works that are showcased in our biannual "premieres.“就像任何专业的工作室艺术实践一样，学生们有思考和创造的空间. 一些学生, 特别是电影制作人, 利用这段时间来处理学校的学业，这样他们在校外的时间就可以专注于铸造, 位置侦察, 拍摄, 等. Students are also encouraged to use this time to interface with one another to get work prepared for workshop or critique, 或者在课后澄清笔记, 一对一的. In studio periods that are facilitated by a teacher, students are encouraged to ask practical questions 和 to seek guidance on projects: how to break them down into smaller chunks, 如何处理某些任务, 和 how to know when to ask for further assistance from other media artists.
New students take 数码摄影 as part of the Design curriculum. The principal skills 和 concepts of digital 摄影 are explored as students take critical eye to the 作文 和 content of photographs. 学生们实验拍摄和拍摄照片的区别, 和 learn the basics of processing 和 printing digital images. Students learn how to control manual setting on a camera such as exposure, 孔径, 快门速度和ISO, 如何通过Adobe Photoshop编辑图像, 和 how to format 和 print images operating an Epsom printer. This course is the base for students to learn how to document their own art work for college entry 和 also serves as the foundation for students to take future courses 和 pursue independent projects in print 和 digital media as an emphasis in their portfolio.
*Course titles reflect transcripts for the 2017-2018 freshman class.