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Hi Tech Digital Art & Design


Broward's Best Digital Design Program

Stacey Jenkins, Digital Art & Design Instructor

754-322-0852 / Hi Tech Magnet Office

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Hi Tech Digital Art & Design


Broward's Best Digital Design Program

Stacey Jenkins, Digital Art & Design Instructor

754-322-0852 / Hi Tech Magnet Office

Piero Penizzotto, 2016

Piero Penizzotto, 2016

Digital Art & Design

The Digital Arts Program is an accelerated, in-depth program intended to meet the individual needs of students who are artistically talented and motivated. The Digital Arts Program is intended to prepare students aesthetically, academically, and technically for further studies in the visual arts or to instill an appreciation for the arts in those who choose other careers.

Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright

Creative Photography

Creative Photography is a  digital design course dealing with the interaction of personal vision and imagery. The fundamental strategies of photographic composition will be explored. Students will develop and hone creative thinking skills in working with imagery as they create solutions to a series of visual design problems. Students will develop and demonstrate a base knowledge of Adobe Photoshop in the manipulation of digital images. Fine art photographers, aesthetics, and the critique process will be explored. 

Simone Smith

Simone Smith

Digital Art Imaging

Digital Art Imaging is a sequence of 3 digital art courses dealing with the interaction of text and image, the fundamental components of graphic communication. Students will develop and hone skills in working with Adobe Creative Cloud as they create solutions to a series of art & design problems. Visual literacy will be increased through exposure to the elements and principles of design as well as contemporary design issues.  Students will achieve Industry Certification in Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe InDesign CC. Strategies of digital photography and composition will be explored. Students will expand their proficiency in all aspects of the design process, including the use of formal design principles, type as image, creative brainstorming, conceptualizing, critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation.

Piero Penizzotto

Piero Penizzotto

AP 2D -  Design Portfolio

The advanced placement art courses are designed to prepare students for college, give them the necessary lab experiences to nurture their creativity, and give them the opportunity to earn college credit. AP 2-D Design Portfolio course continually analyzes a wide range of design concepts while building professional software skills. Students develop a portfolio in graphic design, digital imaging, photography, typography, collage, mixed media, illustration, and/or digital painting.  Students may create art with natural media and/or Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe In-Design CC, Adobe AnimateCC or any combination of the above. Abstract, observational, inventive and functional fine art is explored. Portfolios in Breadth, Concentration & Quality are submitted to the College Board. Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com for more information.

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Design Together


Every student achieves that keen, sensible defining balance of critical thinking and creativity...this becomes their 'artistic style'.

Design Together


Every student achieves that keen, sensible defining balance of critical thinking and creativity...this becomes their 'artistic style'.

Simone Smith 2014

Simone Smith 2014

Philosophy:

The Digital Art, Design and Photography Programs are accelerated, in-depth courses of study intended to meet the individual needs of artistically talented and motivated students. The Digital Arts Program is intended to prepare students aesthetically, academically, and technically for further studies in the visual arts and to instill an appreciation for the arts in those who choose other careers.

Course Objectives:

• To encourage creative as well as systematic investigation of formal and conceptual issues.

• To emphasize making art as an on-going process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making.

• To help students develop technical skills and familiarize them with the functions of visual elements and principles.

 

 

 

• To develop and hone student’s skills in working with Adobe Creative Suite as they create solutions to a series of art & design problems

• To increase visual literacy through exposure to the elements and principles of design as well as contemporary design issues

• To expand student proficiency in all aspects of the design process, including the use of formal design principles, type as image, creative brainstorming, conceptualizing, critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation

• To develop the student’s concept of quality. The student’s ability to take action to close the gap between their level and ‘quality’ and the student’s motivation or personal power to achieve excellence.

• To encourage students to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively and critically to their culture through the making of art.

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The Space


The Space


Apple Computers

We love our computers!

We love our computers!

iMacs

We have 6 27" iMacs equipped with: 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB (two 4GB) memory and 1TB hard drive1 and 22 21" iMacs equipped with 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB (two 4GB) memory and 1TB hard drive1. 

As any student of design knows, consistency is one of the most important principles to adhere to, and it is clear the OSX UI was designed with this in mind. Because of the strict user interface guidelines provided by the Apple software development tools, applications and utilities on a Mac feel like they are all part of the same system.

Adobe Software

The latest software!

The latest software!

Creative Cloud - CS6

Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software delivers a whole new experience for digital media development, enabling you to work lightning-fast and reach audiences wherever they may be. 

Adobe Creative Cloud is available at a discount for students and teachers. You can pay for your annual membership by the month or prepay it for the full year.

Produce high-impact print designs and digital publications. Design and deliver across media.


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Cool Kids          :) 

Brittany Duffy, 2015 Senior

Brittany Duffy, 2015 Senior

Aspiring Designers

    The students at the Hi Tech Digital Arts Program are both ambitious and inspiring individuals to their peers. These aspiring students are some of the few who will innovate the future with fresh ideas and an exhilarating way of perceiving the world. Being in the Hi Tech Digital Arts Program, the students are able to incorporate their creativity with the use of professional software and equipment. Students work together sharing ideas, engaging in constructive critiques and encouraging one another throughout their years in the program.

    Talented students are prepared for anything that is given to them. Participating in the Digital Arts classes provide students the opportunity to master business skills, as well as acquiring the collaborative skills needed to be successful in today's work force. Rarely do students leave the program without an established skill, a marvelous experience, and a newly constructed mentality/belief... that anything is achievable for them when hard work and dedication are advocated in their environment. 

Kemani Chin, Senior 2014

Kemani Chin, Senior 2014

Piero Penizzotto, Senior 2016

Piero Penizzotto, Senior 2016

Marcus Pierre Louis, Junior 2017

Marcus Pierre Louis, Junior 2017

Briyana Butler, Senior 2016

Simone Smith, Senior 2014

Simone Smith, Senior 2014

Mariangela Baigorria, Sophomore 2017

Mariangela Baigorria, Sophomore 2017