Digital Arts and Media

Digital Arts & Media

The Digital Arts and Media program is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of digital media creation.  The program is divided into three sections, each complimenting the other.  The program aims to enhance computer literacy, to analyze current and emerging technologies, and to challenge the student to produce unique and creative multimedia projects.  Each course offers students the opportunity to develop as an artist while participating in the shared experience of film production. 


Investigating Careers: Photography I:  Students will learn all aspects of photography from setting up a shot artistically to delivering products in a competitive market.  It is taught in a computer lab using appropriate software such as Pixlr.  Students will be expected to develop an understanding of photography in both industry and creative arts with a focus on creating quality photographs (6th-grade only; yearlong)

Investigating careers: Media Arts: This course is focused on exploring multiple forms of media arts such as  graphic design, photography, animation, a/v production, & more. Working with equipment & various digital applications to create original media projects. (6th-grade only; semester long)

Web Design: Students employ creativity and innovation to create and design websites. Students will explore web design & development through analysis of design & implementation of digital applications. Researching current technologies in web design & information literacy, practice digital citizenship, & gain in-depth understanding of web design. (7th & 8th-grade; yearlong class; HS credit).

Principles of Art, A/V Technology, and Communication (AAVTC): Principles of Arts and AV is the high school introduction course where students will be provided an opportunity to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities in Arts and AV. This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills related to information management and presentation in photography, animation, graphic design, video technology, and desktop publishing (7th & 8th-grade; yearlong class; HS credit).

Digital Communications of the 21st Century (Yearbook):  Students will develop creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts. Students will both work individually & come together to make informed decisions for the school yearbook that will go out to the Lamar community. (APPLICATION ONLY; 7th & 8th-grade; yearlong class; HS credit).

Digital Media: Students will work through the production processes of creating original digital art works in sections of Photography, Animation, Video & Post- Production programs like Adobe. Students will learn advanced digital camera & editing skills, while learning to develop their own concepts for projects. This course allows students to develop knowledge & skills related to job-aligned skills for being an Digital artist. (8th-grade only; yearlong class; HS Credit)

Digital Arts and Media - 6th Grade Options

Digital Arts and Media - 7th Grade Options

  • Principles of Art & A/V* 
  • Web Design*
  • Digital Communications of the 21st Century (yearbook)

Digital Arts and Media - 8th Grade Options

  • Photography I
  • Exploratory CTE: Media Art
  • Principles of Art & A/V *
  • Web Design*
  • Digital Media* 
  • Digital Communications of the 21st Century (yearbook)

*HS Credit

Digital Arts Auditions 

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Students should bring to the audition, current work (within the past year) not exceeding 2 minutes of media (video, animation, game design, etc) or a portfolio of 5 works (photographs, visual art, etc). Students will have an interview during the audition where they will be asked the following questions):

  1. What work are you turning in?
  2. Why did you choose this work or how does it reflect you?
  3. What is something you learned while making the media?
  4. What is something you would like to change or improve on?
  5. Overall, how do you feel about your work and/or what do you like most about it.
  6. What is something you would like for me to know that I did not ask?

For Submissions:

Students are welcome to use any programs to create their work, as long as they can export it to be viewed.

Please make sure all media are formatted correctly (see below for details) & inserted into a Google Drive folder or Google Slide that your student can access with their chromebook or personal device.

Acceptable Formats:

  • PNG
  • GIF
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • Links to Vimeo, Youtube, or video game programs are acceptable but make sure they are ready to view.

Important notes about submissions: You are welcome to mix-n-match your portfolio with both media & photos, but do note you will only have a 10 minute audition period. You may also bring paper work like sketches that show off ideas that you can transfer when you learn digital programs.

If you have questions regarding a different format than listed above or acceptable audition pieces, please contact Ms. Godina.

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Lamar Digital Arts & Media Faculty: 

Alissa Godina, Digital Arts & Media Director -