A/V Technology and Film Careers

This course discusses careers in audio/visual (AV) technology and film, and provides students with background about the required skills, education, equipment, and technology in this industry. Students will understand the collaborative team effort of many different professionals who make films, videos, audio, and TV programming. The course begins with an introduction to the history and development of AV technology and film, with subsequent units focusing on specific sectors of the industry and the stages for producing film and media. The concluding unit focuses on the finishing stages for exhibition, distribution, and reaching a market. In addition, the course will provide information about many different careers that are available to students who are interested in AV technology and film.

This course discusses careers in audio/visual (AV) technology and film, and provides students with background about the required skills, education, equipment, and technology in this industry. Students will understand the collaborative team effort of many different professionals who make films, videos, audio, and TV programming. The course begins with an introduction to the history and development of AV technology and film, with subsequent units focusing on specific sectors of the industry and the stages for producing film and media. The concluding unit focuses on the finishing stages for exhibition, distribution, and reaching a market. In addition, the course will provide information about many different careers that are available to students who are interested in AV technology and film.

OBJECTIVES

  • apply understanding of the technical and artistic elements of various careers
  • analyze the importance of health, safety and environmental management systems, policies, and procedures common in arts, AV technology, and communications activities and facilities
  • analyze the lifestyle implications and physical demands required in the arts, AV technology, and communications workplace
  • evaluate the legal and ethical responsibilities required in the arts, AV technology, and communications workplace
  • describe the career opportunities and means to achieve those opportunities in each of the arts, AV technology, and communications pathways
  • evaluate technological advancements and tools that are essential to occupations within the arts, AV technology, and communications career cluster
  • analyze the technical, artistic, critical thinking, and creative skills that are required to have successful careers in a competitive arts and communications environment

State: National, California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Arts, A/V, Technology & Communications
Course Length: Semester