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The Internship Program at Savannah Arts Academy is part of the Savannah
Chatham County Public Schools Work-Based Learning Program (WBL). Policies
contained in this handbook represent the fundamentals for
successful Work-Based Learning in Georgia.


Computer Applications I (07.4411011)
The goal of this course is to provide an understanding and application of social, ethical, and human issues related to technology. The course will also provide an introduction to computer technology, decision-making, productivity, communications, and problem-solving skills. Areas of instruction include computer applications and integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software as well as use of emerging technologies.
In this course, high school students can acquire skills required to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Areas of study will also include oral and written communications and information research for reporting purposes. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and technical skill standards.


Computing in Modern World
(11.4130011)
The goal of this course is to provide all students with an introduction to the principles of computer science and its place in the modern world. This course should also help students to use computers effectively in their lives, thus providing a foundation for successfully integrating their own interests and careers with the resources of a technological society.
In this course, high school students can acquire a fundamental understanding of the operation of computers and computer networks and create useful programs implementing simple algorithms. By developing Web pages that include images, sound, and text, they can acquire a working understanding of the Internet, common formats for data transmission, and some insights into the design of the human-computer interface. Exposure to career possibilities and discussion of ethical issues relating to computers should also be important threads in this course.


Fundamentals of Web Design
(11.4310011)
Fundamentals of Web Design is the second course in the Interactive Media Career Pathway. This course will provide students with essential web page planning and development skills. Students will learn to write code manually and use graphical authoring tools. Students will also learn to work with web page layout and graphical elements, including images, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and frames. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace.

Adv Web Design
(11.4320011)
The goal of this course is to provide students with the study of advanced topics in web design. Computer in the Modern World and Beginning Web Design are both prerequisites for this course. Upon completion of this course, students should have a thorough knowledge of all areas of web page design. Topics include the web development process, advanced layout and design features, advanced study of scripting languages, site development with HTML editors, and web servers and databases. This course also prepares students to take the CIW Associate Design Specialist Certification.

Broadcast & Video 1
(10.5111011)
This one credit course is the first in a pathway that prepares the student for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the Broadcast/Video Production career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: history of mass media, terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, set production, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA) and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in BVP1 will be utilized in subsequent courses.

Broadcast & Video 2 (10.5121011)
This one credit course is the second in a series to prepare for a career in Broadcast/Video production and/or to transfer to a postsecondary program for further study. Topics include: Planning, Writing, Directing and Editing a Production; Field Equipment Functions; Operational Set-Up and Maintenance; Advanced Editing Operations; Studio Productions; Performance; Audio/Video Control Systems; Production Graphics; Career Opportunities; and Professional Ethics. Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA) and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in BVP1 and BVP2 will be utilized in subsequent courses.


Broadcast & Video 3 (10.5131011)
This one credit transition course is designed to facilitate student-led broadcasts/videos under the guidance of the instructor. Students work cooperatively and independently in all phases of broadcast/video production. Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in BVP1, BVP2 and BVP3 will be utilized in subsequent courses.


Intro To Graphics and Design
(48.56100) Standards
The goal of this course is to provide all students with an introduction to the principles of graphic communications and design and its place in the world. This course should also help students to use computers effectively in their lives, thus providing a foundation for successfully integrating their own interests and careers with the resources of a technological society.
In this course, high school students can acquire a fundamental understanding of the graphic communications and design world. They can learn the theories behind creating aesthetically pleasing designs and how to work with consumers. Exposure to career possibilities and discussion of ethical issues relating to graphic communications and design should also be important threads in this course.

All required readings will be handed out by the teacher.  There is no required textbook.  Currently we use Adobe Creative Suite CS4 we are working to upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium

REQUIRED

  • Portable Hard drive (250 Gb, 320 Gb, 500 GB, 750 GB, or 1TB) LARGER IS BETTER
  • Notebook/Sketchbook

RECOMMENDED

SAA will provide all media for printing; a $35.00 lab fee will be due from each student by the end of the second week of school.  Checks must be payable to Savannah Arts Academy. NO PRINT MEDIA WILL BE PROVIDED UNTIL THE LAB FEE IT PAID.

Graphic Design and Production (48.56200) Standards
This course focuses on the procedures commonly used in the graphic communication and design industries. Students will gain experience in creative problem solving and the practical implementation of those solutions across multiple areas of graphic communications.

All required readings will be handed out by the teacher.  There is no required textbook.  Currently we use Adobe Creative Suite CS4 we are working to upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium

REQUIRED

  • Portable Hard drive (250 Gb, 320 Gb, 500 GB, 750 GB, or 1TB) LARGER IS BETTER
  • Notebook/Sketchbook

RECOMMENDED

SAA will provide all media for printing; a $25.00 lab fee will be due from each student by the end of the second week of school.  Checks must be payable to Savannah Arts Academy. NO PRINT MEDIA WILL BE PROVIDED UNTIL THE LAB FEE IT PAID.

Advanced Graphic Design (48.52800) Standards
Students will continue to explore the principles of design and layout procedures as they relate to graphic design. Content will cover electronic systems and software programs used in graphic design, page composition, image conversion, and digital printing. Knowledge and skills in digital design and imaging will be enhanced through experiences that simulate the graphic design industry and schoolbased and work-based learning opportunities.

All required readings will be handed out by the teacher.  There is no required textbook.  Currently we use Adobe Creative Suite CS4 we are working to upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium

REQUIRED

  • Portable Hard drive (250 Gb, 320 Gb, 500 GB, 750 GB, or 1TB) LARGER IS BETTER
  • Notebook/Sketchbook

RECOMMENDED

SAA will provide all media for printing; a $25.00 lab fee will be due from each student by the end of the second week of school.  Checks must be payable to Savannah Arts Academy. NO PRINT MEDIA WILL BE PROVIDED UNTIL THE LAB FEE IT PAID.