EMP - Electronic Media Production Academy

Electronic Media Production Academy

The Electronic Media Production (EMP) Academy combines video and multimedia production with core Language Arts and Social Science curriculum. Students integrate their academic work with projects that will prepare them for a career or further education in the exciting fields of video and computer technology. Students learn industry-based applications such as Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, GarageBand, and PowerPoint to create web sites, digital art, animation, audio and digital video projects. In their senior year, EMP students produce Logan Live, the daily news program. 

Using the tools of Multimedia and Video Production, students integrate their academic work into career-directed projects that help prepare them for entry-level positions and post-secondary education in the growing fields of Multi-media Production. 

The close-knit family environment encourages teamwork while showcasing and improving students' individual skills. Students who successfully complete the program meet the Logan Fine Arts graduation requirement, the UC/CSU "f" requirement, and receive four units of college credit. Community service credit is also available. Interested students should see an EMP teacher for more information.

Students take the following courses in the EMP cohort:
Grade 11: Amer Lit, US History, EMP I (one semester each of TV Production and Multimedia)
Grade 12: ERWC, APS/Econ, EMP II (one semester each of TV Production and Adv Multimedia)

Students in the EMP Aacademy also produce and host the daily news show - Logan Live.  Click on the image above to see Logan Live episodes!

Students in the EMP Aacademy also produce and host the daily news show - Logan Live.  Click on the image above to see Logan Live episodes!


Learn more about Electronic Media Production (EMP) Courses:

ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTION 1  (EMP 1)  
10 Credits, One Year,  One Period, Grade 11 
Meets CSU and UC ’f’ Visual and Performing Arts college entrance requirement. Does NOT meet the ‘g’ requirement.
Community Service Credit Available
Prerequisite: Participation in the Electronic Media Production Academy. 

The Electronic Media Production (EMP) academy integrates the design and analysis of multimedia and video projects with core Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum.  This one-year class is designed to provide first-year EMP students with basic experience in multimedia in a hands-on, project-intensive environment.  Students learn to create and interpret digital art and to use technical skills to communicate complex ideas related to their academic work. The course will introduce students to a variety of software such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash to create presentations on a computer that incorporate text, sounds, still photos, color graphics and animations. In addition, students will incorporate all of these skills to create individual and group projects relating to their course work in U.S. History and American Literature. Exposure to industry-standard multimedia tools on the Macintosh will help EMP students to move easily from Logan to the workplace or to additional multimedia studies.  The class must be taken in conjunction with junior American Literature and US History.  This course may not be repeated for credit.

ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTION 2  (EMP 2)  
10 Credits, One Year,  One Period, Grade 12  
Meets CSU and UC ’f’ Visual and Performing Arts college entrance requirement. Does NOT meet the ‘g’ requirement.
Ohlone College Credit
Community Service Credit Available
Prerequisite:  Electronic Media Production 1 and/or teacher approval and participation in the EMP Academy.

The Electronic Media Production (EMP) academy integrates the design and analysis of multimedia and video projects with core Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum.  This one-year advanced class is designed to provide second-year EMP students with opportunities to expand their artistic vision and skills.  Students will continue to create and interpret digital art and to use technical skills to communicate complex ideas.  Students will participate in critiques of their own work, as well as the work of their peers and of professional artists. Students will continue to work with various multimedia programs and will work to publish their efforts on the Internet. Students will create individual and group projects relating to their course work in World Literature, American Political Systems, Economics, and Video Production. Students will be given opportunities to explore other areas of interest in the digital arena.  Exposure to industry-standard multimedia tools on the Macintosh will help EMP students to move easily from Logan to the workplace or to additional multimedia studies.  The class must be taken in conjunction with associated senior English, senior Social Science, and Video Production classes.  This course may not be repeated for credit.