Media Communication A/B: Artistic and aesthetic methods in media arts specifically provide students with the ability to develop and achieve higher orders of social harmonics, which will be vital in our technologically complex society. The foundation of media arts instruction is global in nature, as the media arts synthesize communication, experience, and knowledge across cultures and times, important components of 21st century learning. Due to the importance of multimedia reporting through the convergence of mass media, students, by incorporating audio and visual content into stories, will incorporate critical thinking practices of access, selection, evaluation and information processing, moving towards their own original productions. Students will evaluate various media industries such as journalism, radio, television, film, recordings, advertising, and public relations in order to:
- explore how the media have developed so that they can be critical consumers and producers of news, advertising, public relations, and entertainment.
- understand and apply how to identify and use quality sources of journalism in order to be well informed.
- describe and analyze how media are converging on the internet, changing the way we receive news and entertainment
- develop the ethical values, professional attitudes, and personal skills they need to become future journalists and communication professionals.