Film/Video & Photographic Arts

Do you like taking photographs and creating videos? Would you like to learn how to edit the photographs and videos you take to create interesting images, scenes, montages, prints, slideshows and stories? In the Film, Video andPhotographic, Arts classes, you will use equipment in class and explore how to work with digital cameras and camcorders to capture photographs and videos. You will learn how to enhance the images you create using Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut and other software. You will also learn how to use Illustrator, a drawing and design software used to create graphic designs including posters, CD and DVD labels, and advertisements. You will also have a chance to work in the television studio and production area and become involved in the daily news show and advanced students will occasionally create a “television news magazine” variety show that airs on the local channels.
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  • Commercial Artist or Illustrator
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Desktop Publishing Specialist
  • Graphics Equipment Operator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Pre-Production Technician
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Web Designer


Students will develop competencies that will prepare them for entry level employment and/or post-secondary options, including certification programs, associate or bachelor degrees. 


Enduring Understanding

As a result of completing the Film/Video and Photographic Arts program students will understand:

  • the design process as it is used in photographic and film production.
  • that photographers and filmmakers visually communicate messages and stories. 
  • that opportunities for professional employment are enhanced through industry certifications.
  • that production processes are dictated by the desired final product.

Dowload a PDF copy of the Film/Video and Photographic Arts Program Outcomes.

Download a PDF copy of the Film/Video and Photographic Arts Competency Map.



Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Together they prepare for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. including health occupations. 

For more info, see or email Mrs. Sires.

Membership in  SKILLS USA – GRAPHIC ARTS is recommended.

Advisory Commitee

Advisory committees serve the CTE programs by acting as liaison between the educational institution and the public. The prinicipal purpose for CTE program/advisory committees is to promote greater cooperation between career and technical education and the private sector in preparing individuals for employment, promoting quality career and technical education and making the career technical education system more responsive to the labor market.

CTE program/advisory committees have three major roles. They are to advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for quality career and technical education. It is through these roles that CTE program/advisory committees work with instructors and administrators to initiate policies, procedures and methods that help strengthen and modernize career and technical education.

Improving the quality of career and technical education can be directly linked to the degree of involvement, participation and commitment of the CTE program/advisory committees. If you would like to be involved in shaping the future of education at MWVCTC and have the skills/background to benefit the Film/Video and Photographic Arts Program, please email Mrs. Sires for more information.