The Applied Visual and Interactive Design (AVID) Career & Technical Education (CTE) program is a dynamic 3-year instructional program cluster that includes instruction in Film & Video Production, Video Game Design, Graphic Design, Graphic Communications/Printing, and Web Design – taught by professionals from each of these industries. The cluster is designed to prepare students to be multi-skilled professionals who can successfully tackle the challenges of college instruction or entry level positions in a wide range of professions, such as, Multimedia Artist, Animator, Videographer, Web Designer, Video Game Designer, Graphic Designer and Motion Graphic Designer, among others.
In addition, students leave the program with a digital portfolio of their designs and projects as indication of the level of skills they attained. The program utilizes industry-standard equipment, computers and software, primarily Adobe Creative Suites, Unity, Dark Basic Pro, Scratch, Snap, and Blender. This program focuses on developing the imagination, creativity, technology and software skills necessary for student to be competitive in their chosen profession.
Instruction in this program includes, but is not limited to, computer system set-up and maintenance; operate basic computer and communication applications, design and layout of graphic and multi- media images, photography, website, video and/or audio design and production and video game design. Students also learn to set up and operate audio and video equipment, including microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors and recording equipment.