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Media, Arts, & Technology Academy

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Academy Administrator: Mr. Nunez

LEAD TEACHER: MS. RUTH GREENE

mgree6@lausd.net

Check out the Venice Oarsman Page! The Oarsman is the VHS School Newspaper.

What is Media Literacy?

Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.

This definition is the most often cited in the US and was hammered out by participants at the 1992 ...more

SIGN UP FOR SANTA MONICA COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES

  • Take SMC classes on the VHS campus to earn both high school and college credits
  • Focus on developing your media arts and computer skills
  • Classes are available during sixth period and after school - see your counselor to enroll

Video Production Adult School Class Available

Class Times:

Monday & Wednesday

3:15 - 6:15

Free for High School Students

Class held on Venice

High School Campus

Taught by a UCLA

professor

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

PhotoVoice - Sponsored by UCLA's Visual & Performing Arts Ed Program & The Venice Boys and Girls Club

  • Tell the story of your life, school and community through pictures.
  • Learn techniques to improve your photography skills
  • Learn elements of Graphic Design
  • Learn to use a 35 mm film camera
  • Improve your social media photos

See Ms. Greene in Room 12 if you are interested in joining the class.

 

Young Storytellers - Point of View - Sponsored by Sony, etc.

  • POV is a free, year long, moving making intensive where you will use your unique point of view as inspiration for a film project
  • Within the year, you will write a script, shoot your film with professional actors, edit & screen your film for your family and friends
  • You will also have the opportunity to pitch your film to professionals in the entertainment industry

See Ms. Greene in Room 12 to if you have questions regarding the program.

 

Website: youngstorytellers.com

http://www.youngstorytellers.com/movie-makers-app

MS. GREENE EXPLAINING A MEDIA LESSON

PRESS COVERAGE ABOUT THE ACADEMY'S PROGRAMS

ART SHOW

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The MEDIA, Arts and Technology Academy has sponsored an annual MEDIA Art Show since 2014.

The focus of the Media, Arts & Technology Academy is media and computer literacy for 21st century learners within an academic and media arts or technology based course of study to prepare for college and/or a career in design, visual, media arts, and technology.

Creative people should apply!

Overview

  • Fulfill A-G Requirements within an arts and technology based curriculum
  • Explore artistic and technology talents and prepare for a career in Design, Visual, Media Arts & Technology
  • Evaluate media messages and learn how to use digital devices

Pathways

 

1. Media Arts

 

LAUSD CTE Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts

SMC LA Hi-Tech Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts

 

2. Computer Science

 

LAUSD CTE Pathway: Information and Communication Technology

SMC LA Hi-Tech Pathway: Software and Systems Development

 

Santa Monica College Dual Enrollment Courses

(Students from ALPS, STEMM, and WLGS may also take these classes) 

 

FALL

Media 2 - Reading Media: Acquiring Media Literacy Skills

This course will acquaint students with the inquiry process as applied to electronic and print media texts from sources such as television, radio, film, podcasting, WWW sites and video games.

 

Media 20 - Introduction to Writing and Producing Short Form Media

This course offers basic training and practical experience in writing, producing, shooting, music selecting, and directing voice-over talent for short-form media projects. 

 

Graphic Design 18 -Introduction to Graphic Design Applications

This computer course provides an overview of digital applications used in the field of Graphic Design: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. 

 

SPRING

Media 1 - Survey of Mass Media Communications

This course introduces aspects of communications and the impact of mass media on the individual and society.

 

Graphic Design 64 - Digital Imaging for Design

Using Adobe Photoshop, this computer class teaches students how to scan, manipulate, and enhance digital images for graphic reproduction and use on the web.

 

Photography - Please see your counselor if you are interested in taking a photography class.

 

Partnerships

  • Santa Monica College LA Hi-Tech Program
  • USC's Gaming Degree Program
  • UCLA's Visual and Performing Arts Program
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Los Angeles Repertory Theater
  • Thespian Society
  • Santa Monica College (SMC)
  • West Los Angeles College (WLAC)
  • Santa Monica College Articulation Agreement
  • Bixel Exchange

Field Trips and Guest Speakers

  • Trips to museums, competitions, colleges, etc.
  • Speakers from the media, arts, and technology industry

Academics

  • Focus on Media Literacy in English, Social Studies, and Math classes
    • Learn how to evaluate media messages
    • Use digital devices for assignments and projects
  • Create art and films in your English and Social Studies classrooms
  • Choose Honors and Advanced Placement classes

Sports

  • Media, Arts, & Technology students have full access to the VHS sports programs

Take Honors & AP Classes!

Take Honors & AP Classes!

Link to SAS Page

OUR PARTNERS

SMC LA-Hi Tech Program

SMC LA-Hi Tech Program

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

UCLA VAPAE Program

UCLA VAPA Program

LOS ANGELES REPERTORY THEATER

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THESPIAN SOCIETY


 

BIXEL EXCHANGE