• Broadcast and Graphic Communications & Introduction to Communications



    These courses introduce students to the basic concepts and careers in the fields of Communications, graphic communications and the design industry.  Students will explore the career fields within cooperative learning simulation projects.

    This program facilitates basic level student led broadcast/video productions under the guidance of the instructor. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: history of mass media, terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, storyboarding, production teams, planning, writing, directing, recording and editing a production, graphic communications, and professional ethics.

    Additional topics include theories and practices to creating aesthetically pleasing designs and best methods for working with consumers and exploration of various graphic communications software. All material covered will be utilized in subsequent courses. 



     Students will be able to:

    • Identify early mass communication inventions.
    • Identify key developments and individuals relating to the history of the graphics and design industry, and explore emerging trends and technologies.
    • Identify safety and health procedures utilized in the classroom/lab environment.
    • Explore and demonstrate ethical use of equipment and storytelling through their productions.
    • Demonstrate interpersonal and employability skills required for job retention in the work place.
    • Explore careers available in the field of graphic communications and the design industry.
    • Examine professional and ethical issues involved in the graphic communications industry.
    • Demonstrate, in preproduction, the proper planning process.
    • Exhibit proper production performance techniques.
    • Identify editing methods in post-production.
    • Students will develop a working knowledge of the principles and elements of page layout, the appropriate use of color and type, and the graphic design process.
    • Learn the differences and functions of page layout, raster based/photo manipulation, and vector based/graphic software applications and the art of producing various digital file formats.


    Parents please monitor your student’s progress (both attendance and grades). The most efficient way to communicate with me is by email to the address – mukents@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us


    All assignments are posted on Schoology.



    1. Students must maintain a Schoology account. 
    2. Students will complete all assignments on time.
    3. Students must arrive to class on time and have the needed materials (paper, pen, etc.).
    4. Students will to come to class and give 100%.
    5. Students will to follow all class rules.


    Attendance & Make Up/Late Work:

    1. Make-up work and tests are the student’s responsibility.
    2. Students must make up a test or quiz within 2 class days of returning to school or receive a zero.
    3. Students absent the day before an announced test will be expected to take the test with the class.
    4. Make up work must be completed either before or after school within 1 week of the absence to receive full credit.
    5. Students are expected to keep up with posted assignments even when absent.


    Cell Phone:

    • Cell phones will be confiscated and return at 3:30 (the first time) or taken to the front office for parent pick-up.
    • Detention and administrative referral will be given when needed.


    GRADING POLICY (19-20):

    The final grade for each student will be 80% from semester work and 20% from the final exam. The semester work grade will be determined by the following percentages:

    10% Tests

    10% Homework & Quizzes

    20% Projects

    25% Work Ethics & Employability

    35% Classwork


    The use of the Internet is restricted for the purpose of the course. No games or music.


    Water is the only beverage permitted in the classroom section of the room. Snacks are not permitted due to the technology in the classroom/lab.


    Students can only use school-appropriate elements (topics, shots, images, music and etc.). Questionable material MUST be pre-approved.

    No nudity, offensive phrases and/or language (as deemed by instructors) will be videotaped or recorded using school equipment or materials. Extreme violence (simulated or real) involving weapons or firearms of any type (fake or real) cannot be videotaped or recorded on school grounds.