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Vision

Cultivate a technology based environment where students are inspired to design and create digital media for today’s digital society.

Mission

The mission of the Digital Media Academy is to prepare skilled digital media content creators for career and college opportunities in the field of digital media.

More on the Digital Media Academy

DMAThe Digital Media Academy is designed for students interested in information technology, graphic design, website design, digital photography, TV Production, Animation, and learning Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro as well as Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

The academy is part of the Florida Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) that was created to provide a statewide planning partnership between business and education communities, to expand and retain high-value industry, and sustain a vibrant state economy. Academy students will have opportunities to earn Adobe industry certification in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Flash and Microsoft Office. In addition, students in the Digital Media Academy may qualify for Florida Bright Future’s Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship. The Digital Media Academy has an articulation agreement with the Valencia College Career Pathways Program that allows students to earn Valencia college credit for earning different certifications as well as passing a Valencia test that is administered in our Digital Media Academy classes. Academy students will also have the opportunity for internships with local businesses in the field of Digital Media. Students interested in the Digital Media Academy should speak to their school counselor or contact Gigi Fotieo georgia.fotieo@ocps.net for more information.

Digital Media Academy Programs of Study

There are three programs of study within the academy: Digital Design, TV Production, and Animation.

Digital Design courses include: Digital Design 1-3. Digital Info Tech (DIT) is the foundation course required by academy students choosing the Digital Design program of study. Students may take DIT at the middle or high school level or online through Florida Virtual School.

TV Production courses include: TV Production 1-4 and News Crew. There is no prerequisite for TV Production 1.

Animation courses include: Animation 1-3; Animation courses are part of Orange Technical College and are only open to students in grades 10-12. It is suggested that students in 9th grade take Digital Design 1.

Digital Media Academy Suggested Course Sequence based on Program of Study

DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM OF STUDY

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

*DIT
 or
Digital Design 1

Digital Design 1 or 2

Digital Design  2 or 3 

Digital Design 3


*DIT is the prerequisite/foundation course required for students choosing the Digital Design program of study in the Digital Media Academy. Students are now required to take at least one online course in their high school years and can opt to take DIT through Florida Virtual School. All freshmen entering the Digital Media Academy who did not take DIT will be required to take the course; however, students may concurrently be enrolled in DIT (traditional classroom or online) and Digital Design 1.

TV PRODUCTION PROGRAM OF STUDY

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

TV Production 1

TV Production 2

TV Production 3

TV Production 4
or
News Crew
and/or
Internship

 

ANIMATION PROGRAM OF STUDY

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

Digital Design 1

Animation 1

Animation 2

Animation 3

 

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE BY COURSE

Digital Info Tech:
Microsoft Office Specialist









Digital Design 1:
Adobe Certified Associate-Photoshop

Digital Design2:
Adobe Certified Associate-Dreamweaver & InDesign

Digital Design 3:
Adobe Certified Associate-Flash & Illustrator

 

TV Production 2:
Adobe Certified Associate-Premiere Pro









Animation 1:
Adobe Certified Associate-Flash

 

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