Our desire is to provide the creative and technical foundation to become a positive influence in the area of media and entertainment. Students will be encouraged to use the talents they have been given to glorify God. Training will be both professional and practical. Current technology now affords us the opportunity to provide cutting-edge equipment to enhance the learning experience while preparing our students to develop valuable communication skills.
We are extremely blessed to have a facility for our media students. Our TV production studio and editing lab are equipped with updated iMac computers and Adobe Creative Suite, which includes programs to create music, edit videos, as well as create motion and titles. The large studio and control rooms are set up for class use and are enhanced by the ramped green screen in the studio. The open environment between the control room, studio and editing areas encourages group work and the smaller sound/editing room is perfect for fine-tuning projects and creating music.
All students are encouraged to become involved in the Media Production program. The entry-level class offered in the program, Intro to Media Production, offers a hands-on learning experience focusing on foundational skills for students interested in advancing their broadcast, journalism, and digital media knowledge. The Media Production classes that follow are taken in sequence and with the instructor’s permission, along with the opportunity to apply for junior and senior-level leadership producer positions. Media Production skills are developed through the courses in addition to the production for Raw Footage each week.
The main print publication students in Media Production focus on is the Legacy Yearbook.
The Legacy Yearbook staff is composed of students in grades 9-12, with the additional support of Middle School members. Students dedicate hours each week to designing, editing and creating the TFA Yearbook. The staff is composed of students from all disciplines, along with an editorial board, to produce the student-run publication. Each year the Legacy Yearbook features 300+ pages of memories for all TFA, TCS and TFH students.
Students interested in taking Yearbook must take one of the prerequisite courses, Journalism, Photography or Intro to Media Production. There they will develop the reporting and writing or digital photography skills necessary to excel in Yearbook, or wherever their creativity may take them. Yearbook is part of the Media Production program, which also offers students the opportunity to develop broadcast skills.
Once enrolled in Yearbook, students will refine their reporting and photography skills, while also getting professional design experience, learning advanced time management skills, and developing as leaders. They also learn how to handle real-world deadlines as pages are due to our publisher Jostens every month until the final deadline in March.
Staff members have the opportunity to apply for leadership positions as juniors and seniors if they continue to enroll in the course. The senior editorial board each year makes many of the design, theme, and coverage decisions you will see in the book. Yearbook is an esteemed high school experience that prepares students for a variety of career fields in college and beyond.
Students involved in Media Production classes (Broadcast & Print tracks) as well as the creation of digital media content highlighting Upper School Student Life are all apart of Royals Media.
Royals Media seeks to equip TFA students with professional and creative opportunities to develop their digital media skills through in-class and extracurricular content creation, which includes Athletic Media Days, Athletic and Fine Arts reporting, and social media content creation for @TFARoyalsMedia.