The Digital Media Arts program focuses on developing each student’s artistic creativity in electronic art communications. Students have the opportunity to explore graphic design, photography, animation, gaming, and video production while becoming familiar with a variety of advanced computer applications. In our state of the art multimedia facility, students will have access to professional camera equipment, computers, studio equipment, and an ever-growing list of industry standard software.
Throughout their high school career, students will create a high quality electronic portfolio that showcases their artistic and technical abilities. By graduation, they will have the training and experience necessary to enter an advanced digital media arts program or to embark upon a career in their chosen media arts field.
Digital Media Auditions
The North Fort Myers High School Arts Auditions are for exceptionally talented incoming freshmen. Students with a passion for art and design are encouraged to apply. Acceptance into the arts program ensures each student's place at North and sets them on a digital art track of their choosing. Each year as a member of the arts program students are required to take and pass at least one course in their chosen track.
For auditions, students will need a well put-together digital portfolio that includes three examples of their best digital artwork and will need to be prepared to present their porfolio to us in an interview-style session on the day of their audition.
See full list of requirements below:
Common Prerequisite Course
Digital Information Technology
All students at North High are enrolled in Digital Information Technology, usually as freshmen. This course satisfies their online course credit for graduation in addition to offering professional certification in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
Digital Information Technology is the prerequisite for several Digital Media courses. This means that some courses cannot be taken until Sophomore year once Digital Info Tech has been completed.
Digital Media Tracks
Game Design and Animation
AICE Media Studies
Digital Knight Competition
Digital Knight is our annual school-wide competition that recognizes and rewards our hardworking digital arts students. Students enrolled in our Media Arts courses are encouraged to submit any digital work they've created throughout the year, whether it be school work or personal projects. Student entries are then judged by industry professionals and prizes are given for the top three in each category at a red carpet style event.