Media Arts Department: Peter Dougan, Tim Sutton, David Becker
Media is very prevalent in the lives of children and teenagers, and at the Woodstock Day School we believe it is as important to think about media as it is to produce it. We have a strong focus on media literacy and understanding the role of media in both documenting and shaping the world around us. Our new media center features a TV studio, Mac and PC computer labs, a screening room and much more. Students at the Woodstock Day School have a unique opportunity to use professional level equipment to express their own creative ideas.
Upper School Media Arts
In the Upper School, all 8th graders take Intro to Media Arts, a full year class that includes screenings, discussions, media literacy and film production. We create media in the TV studio and produce short films on topics including Genre Studies and The Hero’s Journey. Students in grades 9-12 are offered a range of media classes, including an advanced Media Arts class, Digital Journalism and cinema studies classes. Our year culminates in the annual Woodstock Day School Film Festival featuring student work from throughout the year.
Lower School Media Arts
Our media department works closely with the Lower School to create media projects that are appropriate for each grade level. Lower school media residencies bring students into the Media Center for fun and educational projects that help them understand the production process while integrating with ongoing class work. This year the Lower School media program is collaborating with the Science Department on exciting media residencies in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
Check out some of our student work: