Students will learn about the process of making movies including development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution.   Students will be responsible for creating their own short motion picture and will be graded on the effort they put into their project.  Assignments will include screenwriting, storyboarding, scene design, casting, crewing, shot lists, in-class productions, revisions, re-edits and the final project.  Students will write a resume, which will address the various departments of motion picture production.  The main goal of the class is to help all students attain marketable skills in the motion picture industry.

Broadcasting focuses on creating programs for Radio and Television.  The student will learn the creative and technical aspects of producing complete Broadcast Projects.  Journalistic reporting is stressed and the dynamics of effective communication is reinforced through electronic news gathering and Internet research. Through High Tech's own Radio Station, WHIT, the student will have the opportunity to develop and produce his/her own radio programs.  A new state-of-the art Digital Radio Station with enhanced web streaming capabilities has been constructed in the School's Cafeteria. The new WHIT Web Page will allow for easier access with more sophisticated educational resources. This course will set the foundation for a career in Communications and Journalism.

This program of study is recommended for any student who is interested in learning how to create documents electronically and draw on a computer.  The student will learn to operate a Macintosh computer, compose electronic page layouts and illustrations, publish on the desktop, use a digital camera, scan photos and manipulate images. This program extends the students’ knowledge and skills through project-based learning.  Students will plan, design, and develop media projects for the school and community. Projects may include the HTHS yearbook ad pages, brochures, and special event programs.

This program offers a systematic approach to visual problem solving starting with simple basic concepts and elements, and progressing to a complex understanding of visual language.  Aesthetics and art appreciation will be discussed in order to develop the student's judgment and artistic taste.  Portfolio development and field trips to museums and galleries will augment the in-class activities.

Interactive Media is a course in creating animation, games, and interactive experiences. Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and animation and move towards creating interactive works. Students will work together in both solo and collaborative environments and work with industry standard programs. They will also learn how to prepare themselves for applying for schools and working in the industry.

This course introduces students to writing for the mass media. These forms include news and feature stories for print and broadcast, advertising and public relations copy, and screenwriting. Assignments will introduce the fundamentals of reporting and newsgathering. This course will also survey news styles, policy, ethics, and legal issues associated with delivering news and entertainment in diverse forms.