This semester course offers a fantastic way to be introduced to a variety of STEM engineering machines and tools, and computer graphic imaging software packages and concepts. These software packages are used for 2D and 3D model animation and image design. Software packages introduced in this course include: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Flash and After Effects. Autodesk’s 3D Studio is used for 3D modeling and animation. Makerware is used for creating 3D prints on our in classroom Makerbots, and Photoshop and Illustrator is used to create laser engraved projects. Throughout the course, you will be involved with hands-on experiences creating; desktop video with Adobe Premiere, animations for the web using Adobe Flash, Gaming level design with 3D Studio, original images for print using Adobe Photoshop, and Photograph repairs and enhancements using Photoshop. Concepts of STEM technology will be learned while each student works on his or her own high-end PC within the classroom. Each student will develop several 3D prints on our in class Makerbots and laser engraved projects using our Epilog laser. The goal is to enhance and develop skills for all State High graduates as they enter an increasingly technological world. This course is a prerequisite for Computer Engineering Graphics 2.
Program Highlights (This is a half-year, mixed grade level course, for all students. No previous skills are required. All projects are completed in class) There are other class projects that lead up to these culminating projects.