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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

DATA Pathway

 

 

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Join DATA

Ready to be part of the DATA team? 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 should get back to you within two business days with everything you need.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Join Data

About the Pathway

Students can select one of two tracks in the pathway: Digital Media Broadcasting or Digital Media Arts & Game Arts. All students in the pathway will have the same freshman elective class, but different sophomore, junior and senior elective classes based on the track they choose. Tracks include:

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 broadcast 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 how to develop software for computers and handheld devices
  • Learn how 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 peers to create your own game as your capstone class at the final stage of the pathway

Digital Media Arts & Game Arts

Pathway Highlights

  • We have the most comprehensive high school technology learning program in the area
  • Work with students with similar interests in all your classes, including your core classes
  • Have fun working in groups with friends
  • 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 Engine and Tools, and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Submit your work digitally
  • Great student support
  • 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

Pathway Highlights

Career Preparation:

Digital Artist, 2D/3D Animator, Game Designer/Developer, Computer Programmer/Software Engineer, Electronic Simulation Designer, Producer/Director (theater, television, motion picture), Production Manager, Talent Manager, Broadcast/Theatrical Technician, Illustrator, Artistic Director, Commercial Artist, Special Effects Artist, Video Post-Production Artist, Web Designer, Advertising Designer, Digital Publisher, Actor (stage, film, video), Voiceover Artist, Narrator

Career Preparation

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

Brochure

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.

Articulation

Game Design

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