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Commercial Art and Electronic Media
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Description of Commercial Art and Electronic Media
This course is for the High School Visual Arts Core Curriculum. CAEM is an overview of traditional art media and new electronic art media used in modern communications. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. The prerequisite for this course is Foundations I or II.
Explanation of Standards
There are two basic goals in a visual arts education: one, creating meaning in works of art, and two, perceiving meaning in works of art. The Utah State Visual Arts Core divides each of these goals into two standards. The resulting four art standards are Making, Perceiving, Expressing, and Contextualizing. These four divisions or standards organize the curriculum into manageable and related units and guide the student toward a deep and holistic comprehension of the Visual Arts. Each standard is broken into objectives, each objective into indicators. A scoring box is placed to the left of each objective. The student scores his or her achievement within each objective using a number ranging from 0 to 10. A legend is provided wherein the student and teacher tally both the average score from the objective boxes and the total number of indicators the class has studied.
Technology requirements for this class include computers with art/graphics software, color printer, image projectors, and appropriate new technologies.
Core Standards of the Course