Media Arts

Director of Media Arts

Cassandra Patten


The Lincoln Park Media Arts Department creates its learning environment through instruction and real-world, hands-on application that will educate and challenge students to develop their talents beyond the traditional classroom in the design, production and finishing of media arts projects.


Subjects are taught at three levels: intro, advanced and applied.  Seniors are also eligible to work independently through practicums and internships.

Media students can focus in one of these four areas:
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Technical Media

After being introduced to all aspects of Media Arts during the first years of study, students can select areas of the program in which to immerse themselves. Staff members meet regularly with students during the year to guide course selection.

Students are expected to participate in extracurricular events and projects for the department, including art shows, video and audio recording, yearbook, school newspaper, and the literary journal.


The media arts faculty is comprised of industry professionals with decades of experience; Pennsylvania-certified teachers; and a highly skilled technical staff. Media instructors have exhibited at galleries throughout the tri-state area; worked with broadcast and local media; and designed for print and web clients. Lincoln Park’s media suite is named in honor of Joe Letteri, the four-time Oscar-winning visual effects artist and Beaver County native.


  • Commercial Graphic Design
  • Literary Arts Journal (Pulp.)
  • Yearbook
  • Web Design
  • Intro to Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Mass Marketing
  • Mixed Media
  • 35mm Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Painting
  • Illustrating
  • Printmaking
  • Portfolio
  • Figure Drawing
  • Fiber Arts and 3D
  • Video Production
  • Audio Production
  • Web Series
  • Gallery Management
  • Assortment of Art History Courses
  • Assortment of Intro Level Courses

Graphic Design

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the direct and interesting use of typography, composition, imagery and color. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design because of the interchangeable skills that are involved.

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School is dedicated to providing student-centered service in a professional and compassionate manner. The school utilizes a highly-trained and committed staff, which includes a number of professional artists. Students at LPPACS benefit from individualized educational strategies, tailored to each student's needs, interests and abilities, and designed to empower every student to succeed.

Public Notice

Website designed and maintained by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School Media Students.

Contact Us

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