• Broadcast Journalism and Media Technology

    Be part of a production crew and learn the skills needed to be on television or radio. Students in this program explore the exciting world of television, radio, audio recording, computer animation, lighting and set design. This dynamic program provides real-world experience in broadcast journalism, sports broadcasting, and audio/video production.

    » Students get real-world, hands-on experience in Radio/TV/Photography/ Graphic Design/Web and Set Design.
    » A partnership with the District’s EdTV puts students on a television news set and at the controls in a radio studio to produce live programming for the FWISD cable channel multiple times a week.
    » Students have won the SkillsUSA National Championship in Broadcast News Production as well as Career Pathways in Arts A/V and a state championship in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
    » Opportunities include using the live multi-camera production truck at sporting, fine arts, and community events where students do it all – from operating cameras to directing and replay.
    » Students graduate prepared to excel in nationally recognized college programs for broadcast journalism.


    Collegiate Academy

    » Freshmen students will take college courses on the Southwest High School Campus, and beginning in their sophomore year, they will take some courses on the Tarrant County College South Campus. This ensures a smooth transition with adequate social and emotional support.
    » Students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree from Tarrant County College.


    Music & Sound Design

    Students spend time in the lab and studio creating, recording, and performing original music (pop, rock, hip-hop, etc.) using technology and their principle and/ or electronic instruments. The process of songwriting, recording, mixing, and production provides students the material to develop a digital portfolio of professional quality music productions. This opportunity is open to non-traditional music students eager to learn to use technology in an authentic, self-directed musical experience.

    » Students learn the internationally recognized music technology program by Ableton Push Initiative industry. This sponsorship is exclusive to North Texas.
    » Student performances demonstrate music technology at the national NAfME Conference.
    » Students perform annually at Arts Goggle, Fort Worth’s premiere festival of local artists and musicians.
    » Student recording artists “YSK” were signed to an independent distribution deal with Smith Music Group.



    • Wednesday November 8, 2017
      • 6-7:30 PM


    • Applications will be available November 3 and are due December 1 at 5 p.m. Some programs may require additional documents.