TECHNICAL ARTS – COURSE CATALOG

The courses listed here count toward Technical Arts Conservatory credit. When two courses are taken within the same conservatory, students qualify for a conservatory letter. Students should also register for PreMaster and Master certification courses to be prepared to graduate certified within their conservatory.

COURSE: COSTUME DESIGN I
COURSE NUMBER: 227
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Del Sole) Periods 3,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hong) Periods 3,6
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: COSTUME DESIGN II
COURSE NUMBER: 649
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Del Sole) Periods 1,4,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hong) Periods 1,4,7,8
DESCRIPTION: Building on the foundation from Costume Design I, students begin the process on design and creation of costumes to be used within productions. Research plays a large role in the development of the costume.

COURSE: COSTUME DESIGN III
COURSE NUMBER: 6491
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Del Sole) Periods 1,4,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hong) Periods 1,4,7,8
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: COSTUME DESIGN IV
COURSE NUMBER: 64911
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level IV
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Del Sole) Periods 1,4,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hong) Periods 1,4,7,8
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: CTE COSTUME LAB
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition, Costume Design I
HOUSE: Career Arts / Visual & Technical Arts / Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Dance, Cirque Acrobatics, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Bollinger) Periods 2,3,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help students understand the semantics of how to costume multiple productions at a time.  They will help organize and run the costume library, maintain costumes, repair costumes, and check out/in costumes.

COURSE: DRAWING & PAINTING I
COURSE NUMBER:
158
A-G: 10 credits (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Level I Conservatory
HOUSE: Visual and Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar) Period 1,4,6,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: Drawing and Painting 1 is a year-long course during which students will become familiar with the basic Elements and Principles of Design through drawing and painting. The first semester will be focused upon dry medias: graphite, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels, and pen and ink. The second semester will be centered around paint: acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. Alll students will participate in creative expression and learn to constructively critique student artworks.
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COURSE: FILM I
COURSE NUMBER: 6121
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview Level I
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 1,4,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 1,4,9
DESCRIPTION: Film I is an Introduction to Film Production. Students will learn through direct instruction, demonstration by teacher, guest instructors and online video tutorials, the elements of dslr filmmaking. Students will learn camera shot types, like the wide shot, close up and extreme close up. They will also learn all different types of camera movement, including but not limited to panning, tilting and dolly zoom. Students will be instructed on the different functions of the dslr camera including aperture, shutter speed, iso, white balance and frame rate. Additionally students will learn about tripods, camera stabilizers and various other rigs. Students will learn the proper use of lights and microphones.

COURSE: FILM II
COURSE NUMBER: 6122
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective under UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview Level II
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 1,4,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 1,4,9
DESCRIPTION: In Film II, students come in with a solid foundation for visual storytelling, filming scenes, using DSLRs and camera equipment, and have a good grasp for Adobe Premiere editing software. In Film II, students are instructed on details and finesse in camera usage including setting all settings manually: Focus, aperture, white balance, and ISO. Students are also introduced to Adobe After Effects and Motion Graphic projects to expand their knowledge base. Students are taught multiple versions of audio recording and sound design to enhance projects. Students in Film II enter film competitions as assignments and are challenged with diverse types of visual presentations including: Trailers, Commercials, Public Service Announcements, Youtube-style Webisodes, and Short Films.

COURSE: FILM III
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview Level III
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 1,4,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 1,4,9
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: FILM IV
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview Level IV
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 1,4,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 1,4,9
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COURSE: MEDIA TEAM – PUBLISHING
COURSE NUMBER: 1675
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 2
DESCRIPTION:  Using knowledge gained from photo and writing classes, students will learn how to create various types of published materials throughout the course.  Students will learn about design elements and different types of mediums used for advertising with a basis in photography, text, and design.  Students will use a variety of graphic programs and will work toward Adobe Certification while taking part in this course.  Students will earn an Adobe Credential as an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA).

COURSE: MEDIA TEAM – RADIO
COURSE NUMBER: 1673
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 3,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 3,7
DESCRIPTION:  

COURSE: MEDIA TEAM – TELEVISION
COURSE NUMBER: 1674
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 8
DESCRIPTION:  Throughout this course students will be utilizing critical thinking and interpersonal skills to develop and produce video based projects for distribution to relevant media outlets. Supporting school wide goals and experiences, Beginning Broadcasting will document, edit, and distribute footage through industry standards, techniques and equipment including, but not limited to, video and sound equipment, lighting, and editing software. Completion of this course will provide students with an invaluable introduction to the challenging and rewarding broadcasting industry, and develop skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING I
COURSE NUMBER: 606
A-G: 10 credits Elective Credit (G), Pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level I Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces classic story structure. Movies are not just pictures of people talking. It is a complex puzzle put together under the guise of sound structure. The medium of film is literally a string of moving images where characters engage in conversations that supplement the visuals.   There are three basic parts to every single story, no matter how short or long: the beginning where an introduction to characters are made, set up of conflict and the catalyst; a middle where conflict is worked through; and an end where the conflict is resolved. Within this context students learn to communicate with an audience by hooking their interest, bringing them into the story and making them care about the main character/hero and what happens to them.

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING II
COURSE NUMBER: 6061
A-G: 10 credits Pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level II Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces classic story structure. Movies are not just pictures of people talking. It is a complex puzzle put together under the guise of sound structure. The medium of film is literally a string of moving images where characters engage in conversations that supplement the visuals.   There are three basic parts to every single story, no matter how short or long: the beginning where an introduction to characters are made, set up of conflict and the catalyst; a middle where conflict is worked through; and an end where the conflict is resolved. Within this context students learn to communicate with an audience by hooking their interest, bringing them into the story and making them care about the main character/hero and what happens to them.

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING III
COURSE NUMBER: 6062
A-G: 10 credits pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level III Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual / Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Zellinger) Period 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Thackeray) Periods 6,7
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING IV
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level III Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual / Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Zellinger) Period 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Thackeray) Periods 6,7
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