With industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud software in the classroom, teachers take the opportunity to engage students with real-life experiences. Eric Scholer teaches Digital Media, Video Production, Game Development, and other courses that combine technology and art at Layton High School.
For one assignment, Scholer challenged students to create a commercial for a local soda and cookie shop. Anthony Lee, a 2017 graduate now working as an advertisement creator, worked with his team to create a professional-quality commercial ready for the air. After creating storyboards in Adobe Photoshop, the team filmed and edited footage together using Adobe Premiere Pro. Lee used Photoshop to modify the logo and added a small ripple effect using Adobe After Effects. With Adobe Audition, Lee adjusted the audio to remove background noise and create a professional finish.
“Once I started working with Adobe Creative Cloud, I couldn’t stop making things,” says Lee. “Adobe Creative Cloud apps allow me to let my creativity loose and turn my ideas into reality.”
“Having students create a commercial was a great way to give them real-world experience using Adobe Creative Cloud apps,” says Scholer. “These are programs used in the industry, and the skills that they learn translate directly into the workplace. But just as importantly, students learn how to plan a project, meet requirements, and solve any issues that may arise.”
For the past three years, Davis School District has further boosted students’ prospects by encouraging them to earn Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification. Students can present ACA certification to help them demonstrate commitment to communication and education as they apply for internships and jobs, no matter what field they work in. Last year, students passed more than 300 tests across the district.