The new media program, a part of The Arts Department at SCH, was created with the belief that all students need to develop new media skills in order to be literate in our digital world. New media skills include learning technologies to communicate, present, author/make, and become a responsible digital citizen. We build these skills through creative projects that are driven by each student’s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators.
The new media program also provides the latest technologies and guidance for those interested in furthering their video production, music production, creative coding, design and fabrication, 3D design, interactive design, architecture, photography, and animation skills. SCH Academy was the first independent school in the area to offer video production as an elective in the Upper School in 2007 and the first to offer classes in design and fabrication beginning in 2014. SCH arts graduates have been accepted into major film, new media, music composition, and broadcasting schools and are regularly winning awards at area filmmaking competitions.