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Principal Nathan Schar
641 Norseman Dr.
Modesto, CA 95357
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
209.574.1760

Digital Arts & Technology Advancement (DATA) pathway

Videos

DATA Pathway

This video was designed to show some of the elements of the pathway, as well as feature some of our favorite student projects.

 

Modesto Bee Amplified

Johansen's DATA pathway was featured in 2017 in the Modesto Bee, and at the Bee Amplified! event, which “celebrates those who innovate, who educate, and who truly make a difference”.

 

'18-'19 DATA Student Created Highlight Video

This video was designed by our video students to give a quick visual highlight of some of the many cool aspects of the pathway.

 

Join DATA

Ready to be part of the DATA team?  If you attend La Loma, Glick, or Hanshaw, select this link to fill out a program enrollment form. If you meet program eligibility requirements, and there is available space in the program, someone will get back to you within a few business days.

If you attend any other junior high or high school, select this link for information on how to join our program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.

Join Data

About the Pathway

We offer students a dynamic pathway that applies learning to student's interests as they prepare for careers in technology.

Our pathway includes two branches (or sub-pathways) of study:

Digital Media Broadcasting: Where students train for a career in the digital arts, digital audio production, video production, and broadcasting.

Digital Media Arts & Game Arts: Where students train for a career in the digital arts, video game development, computer programming, digital audio production, and computer science.

The DATA pathway includes courses in 3D Graphics & Animation, Adv. 3D Computer Graphics & Animation, Programming & Game Design, Advanced Video Game Design, Computer Programming, Digital Audio Production, Studio Recording, Video Arts & Production, Broadcasting, and Advanced Broadcasting.

About the Pathway

Digital Media Broadcasting

  • Learn cutting edge cinema vfx techniques to create and composite photorealistic 3D graphics, animation, and effects
  • Create videos with your friends as you learn every aspect of video production including screenwriting, directing talent, software and techniques, linear and non-linear editing, video camera techniques, television production, studio based and field production, and digital storytelling
  • Learn how to record, alter, and produce all manner of digital audio
  • Learn the art of prerecorded and live broadcasting in our beautiful state-of-the-art broadcasting studio
  • Learn to create professional commercials, interviews, and other prerecorded broadcast productions
  • Create the VikingTV news broadcasts and supporting content shown throughout the school (click here to view some of the broadcasts)
  • Work on professional video production projects to create a professional portfolio of work

Digital Media Broadcasting

Digital Media Arts and Game Arts

ZBrush
  • Learn cutting edge techniques to create realistic low-poly 3D graphics, characters, animations, and effects for use in next-gen console games
  • Learn the same software and techniques Disney, Pixar, and your favorite game studios use to create beautifully rendered 3D animation
  • Learn foundational programming concepts and object-oriented programming by applying them to game design and robotics
  • Learn how to create video games for Windows PC, iOS, Android, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Virtual Reality
  • Study digital motion capture techniques in our cutting-edge motion capture studio
  • Learn to develop software for computers and handheld devices
  • Learn to record, alter, and produce all manner of digital audio
  • Learn and apply physics, mathematics, programming and art to the creation of dynamic simulations and environments
  • Work with a team of your peers as your captstone to apply what you learn throughout the pathway to create your own game

Digital Media Arts & Game Arts

Pathway Highlights

  • We have the most comprehensive high school technology learning program in the area
  • Learn how to use cutting edge industry-standard software like ZBrush, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Substance Painter & Designer, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, FL Studio, Audition, Cutting Edge Game Engines and Tools, and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Submit your work digitally
  • Smaller class sizes and student to teacher ratio
  • Combine core classes with elective classes
  • Graduate high school more prepared for the job market
  • Flexible schedule allows students to take additional A-G courses and AP classes
  • Gain college credits at MJC
  • Help meet UC A-G requirements
  • Have fun working in groups with friends
  • Great student support

Pathway Highlights

Career Preparation:

Digital Art:

2D Character Artist, 3D Modeler, Advertising Designer, Animator, Character Artist, Character Rigger, Cinematic Designer, Concept Artist, Environment Artist, Game Designer, Gameplay Animator, Level/Environment Designer, Level Lighting Artist, Simulation Artist, Technical Animator, Technical Artist, Texture Artist, UI Artist, Visual Effects Artist

Programming:

AI Programmer, Animation Programmer, Audio Programmer, Cinematics Programmer, Client Systems Programmer, Data Engineer, Engine Programmer, Gameplay Programmer, Generalist Programmer, Graphics Programmer, Mobile Programmer, Multiplayer Programmer, Physics Programmer, R&D Programmer, Rendering Programmer, Server Programmer, Tools Programmer, UI Programmer

Media:

Acoustic Consultant, Audio Engineer for Videos or Games, Actor, Broadcast Anchor, Broadcast Journalist, Broadcast Technician, Digital Audio Editor, Digital Remastering Engineer, Director, Film/Video Editor, Live Concert Recording Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Narrative Designer, Production Assistant, Production Manager, Radio Broadcasting, Recording Engineer, Recording Equipment Sales Rep., Recording Studio Assistant, Sound Engineer, Sound Technician, Studio Engineer, Stage Hand, Studio Designer, Studio Manager/Owner, Studio Technician/Maintenance, Systems Designer, Talent Manager, Technical Director, Technical Writer, Video Producer, Web Designer

Certifications:

This program helps prepare students for the following industry recognized certifications: Autodesk Certified User, Autodesk Certified Professional, Adobe Certified Associate, Adobe Certified Expert

Certification

Flyer/Brochure

Click here to download a flyer about the program.

Click here to download a brochure about the program.

Brochure

 

Articulation

Coordination with area colleges and universities gives the student an opportunity to receive college credit while taking the pathway's articulated high school courses.

 

Contact

For more information or questions about becoming part of this program, please contact:

Brad Cornwell

Brad Cornwell
Instructional Technology
cornwell.b@mcs4kids.com
(209) 574-1760