The Central High School Graphics Arts, Media, and Communications Academy is a specialized career-based program that offers students the opportunity to explore graphic arts, graphic design, multimedia, audio, and video production through hands-on learning with equipment, materials, and processes currently used in the industry. To support this program, PRIME AE oversaw engineering design that converted traditional classrooms and studios into connected high-tech classrooms, computer graphics labs, and a state-of-the-art audio and visual recording/broadcasting studio where the school’s morning news program is broadcast.
The fully connected classroom serves as lecture and prep space prior to hands-on training in the studio spaces. The computer graphics labs house 28 graphic computer stations, collaborative work tables, and serve as teaching classrooms. The recording and broadcast studios are acoustically separated from the main building and each other and are served by a single join control room with direct visual observation to both studios. The audio studio is acoustically treated for proper sound and the TV studio contains two recording/broadcast settings, green screen, and lighting grids.
As a result of the engineering work by PRIME AE, students gain leading-edge experience to prepare them for careers in the arts, media, and communications.