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    Unit 1 Media Arts Careers

    Develop 21st Century Life and Career Skills related to working in the digital media industry.

    • Identify occupations related to digital media careers (graphic/commercial artist, project manager, technical writer, application programmer, video and sound specialist, and subject matter expert, instructional designers, art director, copywriter, etc.).
    • Identify knowledge and skills necessary for specific digital media occupations
    • Develop employability competencies/characteristics: responsibility, dependability, ethics, respect, and cooperation.
    • Exhibit high standards of personal performance with a positive work ethic and attitude.

    Perform basic computer functions.

    • Utilize assets and file management using folders and naming conventions.
    • Convert and compress files using appropriate codec.
    • Create back-up files.
    • Monitor file size and disk space.
    • Utilize Help features functions keys like F1
    • Utilize shortcut keys and quick-stroke commands where applicable in software applications and OS to improve performance (shift, alt, command)

    Implement communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

    • Communicate and collaborate with teammates.
    • Analyze how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors.
    • Understand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposes.
    • Search for online help and solutions.
    • Evaluate information critically and competently.
    • Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes.
    • Synthesize and draw a conclusion to determine an outcome.

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

    • Understand and utilize digital technologies and the components of a basic media computer system.
    • Understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics, and conventions.
    • Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources).

    Media literacy ethics

    • Read and discuss the school's acceptable use policy (AUP).
    • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of media.

    Fair Use Guidelines and Copyright Law

    • Understand Fair Use Guidelines as it applies to classroom use.
    • Explain and justify appropriate application of Fair Use Guidelines.
    • Understand copyright is held by the creator of company when ideas result in a tangible product.
    • Understand intellectual property.
    • Create an original content project while adhering to all copyright laws and not involving Fair Use Guidelines.
    • Understand Public Domain.