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Digital Arts

In an ever-changing world of technology, more and more professionals are expected to know how to adapt and learn the skills needed for many jobs that utilize technology. The digital arts classes teach students the basics of the Adobe Creative Suite and enable them to lay out, plan, design, and execute their creative ideas.

Digital Photography

The heart of Rio’s identity as believers is learning how to respect all life and to serve “all people, languages and nations.” We are called to defend the weak and struggling and fight against injustice. Our culture of safety and respect for all cultures and backgrounds is embodied in our  chapels, religion classes, dorm worships, and in spiritual programming. This culture of respect is deeply enhanced by our diverse student body, who come to Rio from over a dozen different countries and a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Video Production

Video Production class is a great class to learn the fundamentals of storytelling through film.

The purpose of video production class is to teach and equip students to tell stories using the medium of film as well as understand the impact that film has on our society and individuals.

Class Goals:

  • Learn the technical basics of shooting a video correctly including lighting, audio capture, composition, and aperture/shutter speed/iso settings.
  • Know how to create and edit a video using mobile devices and higher tech devices such as a DSLR, or the DJI Osmo, accurately capture audio, and light subject for visual interest.
  • Learn correct workflow and file management.
  • Learn how to edit clips on Adobe Premiere.
  • Plan, direct, and produce a cohesive story that has a clear beginning, middle, and end using storyboards, screenwriting, and sequencing.
  • Learn how to publish videos and share them online.
  • Become aware of the film industry and career options.

Students are instructed on the three stages of project creation. In pre-production, students learn the basic principles of story development, screenplay writing, storyboarding, scheduling and budget planning. Instruction in the production stage includes basic visual composition, color theory, set up and operation of camera, sound, and lighting equipment. Students learn to use current software applications for video and audio post-production.

Graphic Design

The heart of Rio’s identity as believers is learning how to respect all life and to serve “all people, languages and nations.” We are called to defend the weak and struggling and fight against injustice. Our culture of safety and respect for all cultures and backgrounds is embodied in our  chapels, religion classes, dorm worships, and in spiritual programming. This culture of respect is deeply enhanced by our diverse student body, who come to Rio from over a dozen different countries and a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Video Production Student Projects

We’re so excited you’d like to learn more about Rio. Feel free to get in touch, download our guides, and apply today on our Apply page. We hope to have you here on our campus soon.