Our girls converge art with technology.
The Media Arts curriculum introduces students to the elements and principles of graphic design and how they are applied to the world of digital design and communication. Through hands-on use of digital technologies and access to a state-of-the-art Innovation Lab, students develop unique and personal expressions in design and communication with an emphasis on creative problem-solving and independent thinking skills. Students learn the history of typography as well as the major movements in the field of graphics.
A one-quarter class introduces 7th & 8th graders to the basic design elements of line, shape, texture, value, and color, and illustrates how they are applied to the world of digital design. Students gain a basic knowledge of a variety of digital applications and their practical and aesthetic capabilities through the hands-on use of computers, scanners, and digital cameras.
Upper schoolers in Media Arts learn how to use products like Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and craft fonts, design magazines, create logos for imagined businesses, develop digital patterns, and more, as they hone their skills in digital design.