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Media Arts

Media Arts

Students will have exposure to and develop an ongoing knowledge of Media Arts. They will study different media art forms through technology, video, animation, and design.  They will explore performance through video production and green screen technology and music development through Garage Band. The media arts program at NHAMS follows the established New London elementary medial arts curriculum. The media arts curriculum has been developed and organized to ensure that students learn the essential elements and principles of media art which are considered the foundations of making and understanding media arts. This allows us to scaffold skills and concepts with increasing difficulty and refinement as students grow in maturity while also providing flexibility of presentation via projects. The media arts curriculum also embraces the National Core Arts Standards in lesson development. 



Grade Level Focus

In kindergarten, students with a variety of computer games, programs, and projects. Through guided practice and experimentation they begin to learn how to use computers safely, intentionally and for artistic purpose.

In first grade, students continue to become familiar with technology while creating projects that are aligned with the National Arts standards and Visual Arts Standards, all through games, programs and projects.

In second grade, students begin to develop their more advanced media arts skills through garage band and programming. They use iMovie to develop visual projects as well as Garage Band for music design and Scratch for programming and animation.

In third grade, students become well-versed in Garage band, scratch, iMovie and the production lab. They are perfecting a strong foundation for choice in preparation to move into more advanced concentrations for fourth and fifth grade.

In fourth grade, students can choose if they would like to take courses more focused on an advanced area of Media Arts. Students expand on basic elements of animation in the animation class, advanced students begin to design their own video games, and others become more familiar with the production lab and begin to create projects using green screen technology and the production equipment.

In fifth grade, students expand on their choices in the area of media arts. Students expand on basic elements of animation in the animation class, advanced students begin to design their own video games, and others become more familiar with the production lab and begin to create projects using green screen technology and the production equipment.

Unique course offerings can be found on the Course Catalog tab.

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