A Comprehensive & Varied Curriculum To Meet the Needs
of all Types of Students & Story Tellers

The MAD Academy offers students the choice of a core academic CP or AP level track
along with a track of college-credit level multimedia coursework

A Comprehensive & Varied Curriculum To Meet the Needs
of all Types of Students & Story Tellers

The MAD Academy offers students the choice of a core academic CP or AP level track
along with a track of college-credit level multimedia coursework

A Comprehensive & Varied Curriculum To Meet the Needs
of all Types of Students & Story Tellers

The MAD Academy offers students the choice of a core academic CP or AP level track
along with a track of college-credit level multimedia coursework

A Comprehensive & Varied Curriculum To Meet the Needs
of all Types of Students & Story Tellers

The MAD Academy offers students the choice of a core academic CP or AP level track
along with a track of college-credit level multimedia coursework

A Comprehensive & Varied Curriculum To Meet the Needs
of all Types of Students & Story Tellers

The MAD Academy offers students the choice of a core academic CP or AP level track
along with a track of college-credit level multimedia coursework

A Comprehensive & Varied Curriculum To Meet the Needs
of all Types of Students & Story Tellers

The MAD Academy offers students the choice of a core academic CP or AP level track
along with a track of college-credit level multimedia coursework

A Comprehensive & Varied Curriculum To Meet the Needs
of all Types of Students & Story Tellers

The MAD Academy offers students the choice of a core academic CP or AP level track
along with a track of college-credit level multimedia coursework

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The MAD Academy Curriculum

Four Year Plan

Grade 9

English/Language Arts

  • English 9 CP or H

Math

  • CC Math 1
  • CC Math 1 + E

Science

  • Physics CP or AP

Social Studies

  • Any Elective

Media Arts

  • MAT105 SBCC – Intro to Media Arts
  • MAT131 SBC – Digital Imaging

Other Required Courses or Recommended Electives

  • PE or Athletics
  • Health Science
  • Foreign Language

Grade 10

English/Language Arts

  • English 10 CP or H

Math

  • CC Math 2
  • CC Math 2 + E
  • CC Math 2 + 3

Science

  • Chemistry CP MAD
  • Chemistry H MAD

Social Studies

  • Wild Hist AP MAD
  • Wild Hist CP MAD

Media Arts

  • MAT112 SBCC-Digital Drawing
  • MAT149 SBCC- Social Media/ Web

Other Required Courses or Recommended Electives

  • PE or Athletics
  • Foreign Language
  • Science Elective

Grade 11

English/Language Arts

  • English Language AP MAD
  • English 11 CP MAD

Math

  • CC Math 3
  • Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus

Science

  • Biology MAD
  • Biology AP MAD

Social Studies

  • US Hist AP MAD
  • US Hist CP MAD

Media Arts

  • Photo109 SBCC – Photography
  • FP114 SBCC – FIlm Editing

Other Required Courses or Recommended Electives

  • Athletics
  • Elective/li>

Grade 12

English/Language Arts

  • English 12 CP
  • English Lit AP

Math

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Calculus

Science

  • Elective Science

Social Studies

  • Econ AP or CP MAD
  • Gov AP or CP MAD

Media Arts

  • FP175 SBCC – Film Production
  • MAD Elective SBCC – TBD

Other Required Courses or Recommended Electives

  • Athletics
  • Elective
  • Internship Mad

Academic Curriculum

Advanced Placement Track

Grade 9 H

  • English 9 MAD H
  • MAT105 Intro Media Arts (F)
  • MAT 131 Digital Imaging (S)

Grade 10 AP/H

  • English 10 MAD H
  • World History MAD AP
  • Chemistry MAD H or Chemistry MAD CP
  • MAT112 Digital Drawing (F)
  • MAT149 Social Media (S)

Grade 11 AP/H

  • English Language MAD AP
  • AP US History MAD
  • Biology MAD AP or Biology MAD CP
  • PHOT109 Photography (F)
  • FP 114 Non-Linear Editing (S)

Grade 12 AP/H

  • Government AP MAD (Fall)
  • MacroEcon AP MAD (Spring)
  • FP175 Film Production (F)
  • MAD Elective TBD (S)

College Prep Track

Grade 9 CP

  • MAT105 Intro Media Arts (F)
  • MAT 131 Digital Imaging (S)

Grade 10 CP

  • English 10 MAD CP
  • World History MAD CP
  • Chemistry MAD CP
  • MAT112 Digital Drawing (F)
  • MAT149 Social Media (S)

Grade 11 CP

  • English 11 MAP CP
  • US History MAD CP
  • Biology MAD CP
  • PHOT109 Photography (F)
  • FP 114 Non-Linear Editing (S)

Grade 12 CP

  • Government CP MAD (Fall)
  • Intro Econ CP MAD (Spring)
  • FP175 Film Production (F)
  • MAD Elective TBD (S)

Total number of college credits offered: 24 units A MAD student passing all his or her MAD AP tests with a 3 or higher could earn up to 45 college units by graduation.

 

Multimedia Courses

MAT105 – Intro to Media Arts

Overview of the major multimedia applications for design, photo processing, web design, authoring and video. Describes the strengths of each program and integration for production. 3.0 Credits.

MAT131 – Digital Imaging

An introduction to the image processing capabilities of PhotoShop to create and edit images and to prepare images for various media. No prior knowledge of PhotoShop is required. Includes Tools Selection, Channels, Layers, Filters, Text, Brushes, Effects, Masks, Adjustment Layers. 3.0 Credits.

MAT112 – Digital Drawing

Introduction to digital drawing through the powerful art tool Adobe Illustrator. Create vector-based artwork that translates well to other graphic software and media. Create icons, characters, illustrations, interface elements and patterns. Work with type, native 2D shapes, 3D effects and vectorized bitmaps. 3.0 Credits.

MAT149 – Social Media and Social Networking

The use and creation of media content in developing, integrating and leveraging social networks and applications. Through integration of a variety of social networking applications, students learn about how the creation of media content helps to establish network and communities of shared professional and personal interests. Includes online applications Wikis, Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, Myspace, Facebook, Digg, etc., and their use as media-oriented platforms. 3.0 Credits.

PHOTO109 – Photography

Introduction to basic photographic processes: camera controls; exposure controls; black and white and color scanning; composition; lighting; computer digital imaging; basic photo assignments and projects. 3.0 Credits.

FP114 – Non-Linear Editing

Overview of desktop non-linear video editing, including acquiring digital video and combining and editing source material to create complete digital movies. Topics include basic editing techniques; adding and altering audio; titling; and outputting a finished digital file. 3.0 Credits.

FP175 – Film and Video Production

Introduction to the film and video production process, including scripting, story-boarding, pre-production planning, budgeting, casting, shooting, lighting, sound and editing in both studio and location settings. Students write, produce, direct and edit a personal project and participate in group assignments and projects. 3.0 Credits.

FP276 – Production II: Commercial Applications

Advanced concepts and production skills specific to creating music videos, commercials and corporate/industrial video, from conceptualization through post-production. Protocols, history, conventions and trends in each area are discussed. Students work collaboratively to conceive, develop and produce three representative projects. 3.0 Credits.

MAT132 – Digital Imaging II

Advanced Photoshop/Illustrator course which builds on skills learned in MAT 131 and MAT 112. Focus is on creative concepts and experimentation for advanced projects. 3.0 Credits.

PHOTO190 – Photojournalism

Skills and techniques of contemporary photojournalism. Topics include news and editorial sources, photographing single events and extended picture stories, and ethics. Skills include control of color, portable electronic flash, and electronic processes for contemporary publication. 3.0 Credits.

College Credit and Program Affiliations

The Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Dual Enrollment Program consists of college classes offered at our local high school sites and as well as enrollment opportunities for high school students interested in taking a class at our main SBCC campus or online. This website will provide you with an overview of enrollment procedures and frequently asked questions to help you enroll as a Dual Enrollment student. We believe that participating in this program will ease the transition from high school to college and encourage you to keep pursuing postsecondary education. This program is a true win-win for the high school, SBCC, parents, and most importantly the students. For more information, visit www.sbcc.edu/dualenrollment/
MAD Academy and Bond University have signed an Articulation Agreement whereby MAD students are granted advanced standing status (ie. transfer credits) toward a Bachelors degree at Bond University, Australia. Bond University is Australia’s leading university with a total student population of just 4,000 (including undergraduate and graduate students). The staff to student ratio is 1:11 and it’s alumni work for the worlds leading corporations and startups all over the world. Bond is located on the Gold Coast (about 1 hour flight north of Sydney) which is famous for it’s white sand beaches, warm water and lush landscapes. The advanced standing arrangement applies to the following degrees at Bond University:
  1. Bachelor of Film & Television – credit given for 8 MAD classes.
  2. Bachelor of Interactive Media & Design – credit for 5 to 7 classes.
  3. Bachelor of International Relations – credit for 8 classes.
  4. Bachelor of Journalism – credit for up to 5 classes.
  5. Bachelor of Communication – credit for up to 8 classes.
  6. Bachelor of Communication (Business) – credit for up to 7 classes.
  7. Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) – credit for 4 classes.
  8. Bachelor of Social Science – credit for 8 classes.
  9. Bachelor of Property – credit for up to 4 classes.
  10. Bachelor Business – credit for 3 classes.
  11. Bachelor of Commerce – credit for 3 classes.
MAD academy students may also apply for any of the other Bachelors degrees offered at Bond (eg. Bachelor of Laws), but transfer credits will be assessed on a case by case basis. MAD graduates are therefore able to obtain a Bachelors degree at Bond University in just 1 year and 4 months. To learn more, visit the USA microsite for Bond University at http://MAD.BondUniversity.org.
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