Academy of Arts and Communications

MISSION

The Academy of Arts and Communications prepares students for career opportunities in the performing and media arts by providing a rigorous program of skill development for diverse student artists. Through project-based study and performance, students explore meaningful ideas and build a multi-cultural and artistic community of shared experiences.

Pathways

  • Performing Arts (Theater, Dance, Music Education/Performance/Industry)
  • Visual Arts (Studio Art/Ceramics/Photography/Fashion)
  • Media (Video Production/Digital Arts/Journalism)

The Performing Arts Pathway develops performance skills and provides opportunities for creative production.

The Visual Arts Pathway provides fine arts skills and opportunities for creative expression through portfolio projects.

The Media Arts Pathway provides a wide variety of design, media, and graphic communications skills that are a foundation for employment in the graphic communications and media industries, including news production. The Pathway focuses on creative production and technical skills.

Students who complete required pathway course credits and a related capstone experience receive an Academy certificate and recognition at graduation.

Sample Career Options

  • Performing Artist
  • Photo Journalist
  • Writer
  • Animator
  • Actor
  • Fashion Designer
  • Journalist/Reporter
  • Graphic Designer
  • Theater Manager
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Editor
  • Set Designer
  • Fine Artist
  • Dancer
  • Musician
  • Radio/TV Announcer/Anchor
  • Photographer
  • Choreographer
  • Composer
  • Media Producer

Opportunities

  • Job shadows
  • Internships
  • Senior research
  • Community service
  • College credit courses
  • College/career portfolios
  • Scholarship
  • Industry certification
  • Local, state, national competition

FOR INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC PATHWAY SEQUENCE AND COURSES, SEE THE GUIDANCE LINK TO THE COURSE REGISTRATION HANDBOOK.

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