Media Art and Design

Anne McQuay
Teacher, Career-Tech, Interactive Media

Program Overview 
This two-year program provides students with the opportunity to learn industry-based computer graphic and text applications such as digital design, digital photography, graphic design, web page design, video editing, page layout, and animation in a lab situation. Students will learn to use such software as Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and Final Cut Pro starting at basic levels and working to achieve professional skills.

3 Periods/3 Credits Jr Year
3 Periods/3 Credits Sr Year

Media Art & Design 1
Open to Grade 11
Application & interview required
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (completed or currently passing)
Suggested: Artistic ability
Courses: Photographic Composition, Digital Print Design

Media Art & Design 2
Open to Grade 12
Prerequisite: Media Art & Design 1
Recommended: Algebra 2
Courses: Motion Graphics, Multi-Media Web Production, Media Art & Design Capstone

Future Career Opportunities
Animation Art & Design
Audio Production
Computer Animation
Digital Arts
Digital Film & Video
Digital Media Production
Electronic Music
Game Art & Design
Independent Recording Arts
Interactive Media Design
Multimedia & Web Design
Visual Arts
Visual Effects

Software Used
Adobe Creative Suite, including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Dreamweaver
Final Cut Pro

Skills Learned
Digital design
Photo editing
Vector art
Page layout
Video editing
Video production
Audio production


MAD1           MAD2            


For two years in a row, Media Art & Design students have won the State Farm safe driving billboard contest. 2018 graduate Micah Inak won with her "Wear a Seatbelt" design and 2019 Senior Madisyn Kelly won with her "It's Elementary" concept.



Award winning video created by 2015 Graduate Alex Marek.
This video received "Best of Show" at the the National American Visions Award from the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing competition.

College Credit Option
Students have the opportunity to earn college credit with several area colleges.  To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Interactive Media Program, maintain an overall GPA per admission criteria of the colleg (generally 2.0 or 2.5), complete Algebra 2, and complete all other requirements deemed necessary by the particular college's admission office.


Media Art and Design Program Videos




Student Success Stories

Nicole Matthews
College: Cleveland Institute of Art



Ms. Anne McQuay
216/227-5701 ext. 18594