Film & New Media Pathway

The Film and New Media Pathway offers students the opportunity to explore the world of film production, cinematography and still photography through courses and hands-on projects. Students’ artistic visions will be fostered and encouraged utilizing state of the art equipment, guest artists and through on and off site productions. Public opportunities for student presentations will be offered throughout the program.

Available courses:

  • Media Communication
  • Movie Production I
  • Movie Production II
  • Film Appreciation
  • Web Design
  • Animation 1 & 2
  • Digital and Graphic Design
  • Photo 1, 2 & 3

More detailed information regarding these courses is available in our EHS Program of Studies.

AVPA Endorsement Requirements

Students are eligible to receive the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts endorsement from Essex High School after meeting the following requirements:

  • earn at least 3.0 credits of visual and performing arts courses
  • enrollment in the AVPA advisory
  • successful completion of the AVPA Internship Course, usually during junior year
  • successful completion of the AVPA Capstone Project during senior year
  • receive 30 points in experiential learning opportunity credits (ELO’s) such as field trips and masterclasses
    • AVPA Field Trip – 3 points
    • Guest Artist Workshop – 4 points
    • Pre-approved Experiential Learning opportunity