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Arts AV Tech & Communication


Radio & TV, Digital Design

Instructors:  Andi Overman & Aaron Harrell

4790 Introduction to Communications (INT COMM) DOE# 4790

Introduction to Communications is a course designed to provide foundational knowledge of identifying and using modern communication to exchange messages and information. This course explores the application of the tools, materials, and techniques used to design, produce, use, and assess systems of communication. Students will produce graphic and electronic media as they apply communication 265 Indiana Department of Education 2021-2022 High School Course Titles and Descriptions technologies. This course will also explore the various technical processes used to link ideas and people through the use of electronic and graphic media. Major goals of this course include an overview of communication technology; the way it has evolved, how messages are designed and produced, and how people may profit from creating information services and products. Students will explore mass media communication processes including radio and television broadcasting, publishing and printing activities, telecommunication networks, recording services, computer and data processing networks, and other related systems. Students will use the design process to solve design projects in each communication area.

Digital Design - 7140, 7141, and 5550 are taken all the same year.

7140 Principles of Digital Design - 2 credits - 1st trimester - Dual Credit offered

Principles of Digital Design introduces students to fundamental design theory. Investigations into design theory and color dynamics will provide experience in applying design theory, ideas and creative problem solving, critical peer evaluation, and presentation skills. Projects have an emphasis on solving visual communication problems. Students will have the opportunity to apply design theory through an understanding of basic photographic theory and technique. Topics will include image capture, processing, various output methods, and light.

7141 Digital Design Graphics - 2 credits - 2nd trimester - Dual Credit offered

Digital Design Graphics will help students to understand and create the most common types of computer graphics used in visual communications. Skills are developed through work with professional vector-based and page layout software used in the industry.  Strong focus on solving real-world projects with clients. Additionally, students will be introduced to a full range of image input technology and manipulation, including conventional photography, digital imaging, and computer scanners. Students will learn to communicate concepts and ideas through various imaging devices.

5550 Graphic Design and Layout - 2 credits - 3rd trimester - Dual Credit offered

Graphic Design and Layout teach the design process and the proper and creative use of type as a means to develop effective communications for global, corporate, and social applications. Students will create samples for a portfolio, which may include elements or comprehensive projects in logo, stationery, posters, newspaper, magazine, billboard, and interface design.



Radio and Television Is focused on communication, media, and production. Emphasis is placed on career opportunities, production, programming, promotion, sales, performance, and equipment operation. Students will also study the history of communication systems as well as communication ethics and law. Students will develop oral and written communication skills, acquire software and equipment operation abilities, and integrate teamwork skills. Instructional strategies may include a hands-on school-based enterprise, real and/or simulated occupational experiences, job shadowing, field trips, and internships.


Radio and Television II prepares students for admission to television production programs at institutions of higher learning. Students train on professional equipment creating a variety of video projects. During this second-year program, students integrate and build on the first-year curriculum while mastering advanced concepts in production, lighting, and audio.
●      Required Prerequisites: Radio and Television I