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200 E. Wood St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Academy of
The Arts

The Academy of the Arts houses several new and exciting programs.

Programs within this academy include Real-time 3D Technology, Music Production & Recording and Video & Audio Broadcasting programs. In this academy, enrolled scholars are part of a creative community with programs led by industry professionals and are engaged in valuable and authentic learning experiences. Whether a scholar chooses to pursue further education or immediately enter industry, s/he will be equipped with hands-on experience and a portfolio of work.


Video & Audio Broadcasting

Still photography, editing and camera work

Scholars in the Digital Cinema and Photography program will gain skills in Adobe and computer applications for still photography, editing, and camera work, as well as hands-on learning opportunities in our TV production studio. This program will lead to careers relating to photography, photojournalism and telecommunications.

Careers +
  • Photographer
  • Journalism
  • Computer graphic designer
  • Computer image editor or illustrator
  • Advertising and marketing designer
  • Public Relations
  • Writer
  • Credentials +
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • CPR/FirstAid
  • Adobe Certified Expert
  • After Effects CS6
  • Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6
  • Adobe Certified Expert Photoshop CS6
  • Schools +
  • YSU (CTAG)
  • Real-time 3D Technology

    Video game design, 3D art, AR and VR

    The Real-time 3D Technology program is designed for the world of entertainment, arts, and technology. In this program, scholars learn how to develop video games, create 3D worlds, animate 3D characters, and develop AR and VR experiences. This knowledge prepares scholars who wish to enter the Mobile App and Video Game industry with vast knowledge in Design, Programming, 3D Art, and Animation. The skills learned throughout this program will open the doors to endless possibilities in industries such as Game Design, App Design, Film, Architectural Visualization, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality.

    Careers +
  • Game Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • 3D Artist
  • Animator
  • Jr. Programmer
  • Credentials +
  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • IC3
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Schools +
  • Kent State
  • YSU
  • Music Production & Recording

    Music creation, production, and recording

    The Music Production & Recording program is designed to provide a thorough and comprehensive understanding of music creation, production, and recording for our Youngstown City School District scholars. After learning foundational concepts in music theory and composition, scholars will explore an array of complex applications used in the music industry including: digital audio, workstation technology, and advanced audio engineering techniques using industry equipment and software. Housed within the Academy of the Arts, this program will collaborate to bring audio and music to our Audio & Video Broadcasting program as well as to enhance the Metaverse and gaming applications being built in our Interactive App & Game Design program.

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    Choffin Career & Technical Center offers Youngstown City School District scholars career and technical education opportunities combined with hands-on learning experience to prepare them for their futures.

    Notice of Nondiscrimination & Access to Equal Education | The Choffin Career and Technical Center and Youngstown City Schools will not discriminate nor tolerate harassment in its educational programs or activities for any reasons, including on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, military status, ancestry, or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Additionally, it will not discriminate in its employment policies and practices.