About Arts, Media, & Entertainment
DHS has a growing Arts, Media, and Entertainment Pathways
We offer at DHS:
Starting in 2022-2023, Game Design and Animation pathways will be combined into one pathway: Animated Game Design with emphasis on animation and game design. Students will learn the aspects of game design or animation.
Animated Game Design
Game Design is for students to develop 2d games and animation students who want to make stories come alive or can be a graphic artist/animator for a game designer in the advanced class. Video Game Design 1 provides students the opportunity to learn both the theory and application of gaming while providing basic instruction and principles of video game development. Video Game Design 1 will introduce students to the Video Game Design Industry and the basic components and processes required to produce an interactive video game for the market. Students will study the history of video games and analyze successful design aspects. Students will learn game theory, concept development, character creation, writing, storyboarding, scripting and programming, and leveling. As teams, students will work in teams to develop a working prototype game using game development software. Students will have an opportunity to participate in competitions within the 2-year program.
Animation is for students to develop drawing skills by drawing basic shapes and forms, still life objects, figures, facial, body expressions, and animal body gestures. Animation assignments will include character development, basic movement studies, traditional animation processes and an introduction to digital graphics applications. Students will have an opportunity to participate in competitions throughout the 2nd program.
Video Production (DETV)
Introduction to Media Arts
This course provides students with in-depth experience with digital design tools, processes, and systems common to careers in graphic arts and digital production. Career examination and skill building include printing enterprise, art and copy preparation, graphic design, image generation, and assembly, production photography, graphic reproduction operations, binding and/or finishing related to digital imaging, printing, and digital production using traditional means and digital programs found in Adobe Creative Suite. This is recommended for Game Design, Animation, and Photography.