Multimedia Communications Academy

Academics

We are offering three tracks of study for MCA students; Web Design/Video Game Design, Video Production, and Digital Design Journalism. It is not the goal of MCA to create Web Designers, TV Producers, Game Designers, or Journalists. MCA merely strives to expose students to the technologies in the multimedia and communications industry in hopes students will pursue a study in one of the three tracks offered at a post secondary institute. The environment of these courses are very much a college-like atmosphere and our hopes are that with students realizing their ability to be successful in this type of setting, that they will in turn choose to further their education past high school at a trade school, two-year, or four-year college or university. Below you will find the typical course load a student would take in their corresponding grade level as a MCA student at Lakeland High School. You will find the academy class in accordance to the academy track in bold and underlined. Where you see “Elective of Choice”, students can choose from any other classes offered at Lakeland High School, including other classes offered through MCA. Game Design year one students are highly encouraged to take Foundations of Web Design prior to or as one of their other electives to gain the most from this programming course. Upon completing the level 2 course in either track, students can cross over to another track to gain more exposure to other areas of the multimedia and communications field of study or continue with their scheduled courses within their chosen track. Only after completing their level 2 course can a crossover of study take place. Level 2-4 courses are honor level in Web, Video and Digital Design with extra rigor and out-of-school opportunities.

Year Web Design Video Production Digital Design Game Design
Year 1 English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Web Design 1

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Video Production 1

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Design 1

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice (Web)

Elective of Choice

Game Design 1

Year 2 English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Web Design 2

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Video Production 2

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Design 2

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Game Design 2

Year 3 English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Web Design 3

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Video Production 3

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Design 3

Year 4 English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Web Design 4

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Video Production 4

English

Math

Science

Elective of Choice (Academic)

Elective of Choice

Elective of Choice

Digital Design 4