The Academy of Entertainment Arts prepares students for a career in the entertainment industry. We are the fusion of an arts program and a technology program, providing a creative outlet for students while they learn tech utilized in a variety of creative industries, right here in our own community.
We are located at Dixie M. Hollins High School in an awesome, newly-renovated building. We are the only academy in Pinellas County dedicated to the entertainment arts. Each of our studio faculty are active creative artists who only teach their specialized course. We use only industry-grade tech. It is what we do, it is all we do, and we are the best at it.
OUR MAIN COURSES
Students create short narrative films by learning 2D and 3D animation techniques and digital art skills.
Students produce short films by learning the entire filmmaking process from script writing to cinematography, editing and post-production.
Students produce original music by learning to write, record, mix, master, and publish in a variety of modern genres and media.
Students develop original games by learning programming, coding, and 3D modeling techniques.
Brand new for 2020/2021
Grow a passion into a brand, and then build a business or organization around that brand. By producing high quality, engaging, and meaningful original content (youtube videos, podcast episodes, blog posts, articles, tutorials, etc.) for a target audience, students will learn and practice a wide variety of highly desirable skills that include video and audio production, photography, editing, writing, design, marketing, business adminsitration, product development, web design, social media, and more.
Traditional digital photography course.
Students design 3D models in computer and bring them to life using 3D printers.
Post-production video visual effects course.
Hands-on sculpture course with latex and make-up to design characters.
Graphic design and digital art course.
Comprehensive film history from 1890's to current.
The history of gaming from ancient times to the modern era.
Create apps for desktop and Android devices.
Make better sound and music for your films, videos, games, and animations
Acting for camera and voice-over for film, animation, and gaming.
Gain fundamental skills and an overview of all elements of the medium the students are studying.
Develop skills and dive deeper into more advanced topics and techniques.
Apply skills to large-scale collaborative projects and gain more experience.
Prepare portfolio for post-secondary goals. Apply for college, training, or job.
Limited required courses means students can take part in other programs like Cambridge, Culinary, Cosmetology, JROTC, Band, Theater, sports, etc., enjoying the entire high school experience.
Multiple discipline offerings allows students to study only the mediums that interest them.
The collaborative nature of the academy allows students to be exposed to other skills/mediums they normally would not pursue, helping them mold a dynamic portfolio before graduating.
IT'S ABOUT TRAJECTORY
The program prepares students for a career in the entertainment industry, which includes a wide variety of careers and related industries, but often requires postsecondary education. Before graduating, students will research their intended career, design a working portfolio, apply for colleges/jobs, and search for grants and scholarships. Students will graduate well-prepared for their career and well-aware of the possible paths to achieving their career goals.