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Convergent Media Academy

The Northwest Rankin Convergent Media Academy is geared toward students who are interested in a career in digital media arts, marketing and communication. The students in this academy will learn a variety of different skills that will prepare them for a career in various fields of mass communications. 

Convergent Media Academy students will be exposed to experience in graphic design, print and online journalism, broadcast journalism, integrated marketing, filmmaking, podcasting, and much more!

This is a FOUR YEAR academy where students will increase the difficulty of skills learned throughout their time in this academy. At the end of their four years, students will create a professional portfolio that they can take with them to college and/or into a career. 


Year One

Orientation, Safety, & Leadership

Introduction to Television and the Production Industry

Basic Camera Operation and Shot Composition

Studio/Control Room Equipment


Audio and Television Announcing

Oral Communication & Public Speaking



Year Two

Orientation, Safety, & Leadership

Producing/Directing a Television Program

Audio for Film and Video

Basic Television Editing

Advanced Camera Operation

Social Media

Advanced Scriptwriting





Year Three

Advanced Video Production and Editing

Music in Broadcasting

Ethics in Journalism

Employability Skills









The Paw












*** This is a working curriculum framework and is subject to change. 

Other subjects covered that are not in the framework: 

  • Photoshop/Graphic Design
  • Podcasting