• Garcia Photo Jose Manuel Garcia, New Media Academy
    jose.garcia@sausd.us 714-241-6410 Room 13-2

    Period 1 Art for Social Media and the Web
    Period 2 Animation I / Animation II
    Period 3 Animation I / Animation II 
    Period 4 Art of Graphic Design
    Period 5 Art of Graphic Design
    Period 6 Art of Graphic Design




    I feel fortunate that I was born and raised in Santa Ana. I attended Glenn L. Martin Elementary, Diamond, CARR Intermediate and graduated from Valley High School in 1999. As a Valley student, I was involved in 4 years of marching and concert band, OC Decathlon and Quiz Bowl. I have great memories of Valley spirit and feel honored to have been chosen to come back to this great school and teach what I love, Digital Media.


















    As the New Media Academy, CTE teacher, I help prepare students to continue their education or start working in the Arts/Media/Entertainment industries. Our students start their training in a fundamental graphic design class, then progress towards an animation or film pathway.  We are very fortunate to participate in college visits, industry field trips, competitions and work experiences.  You can see what is happening at Valley by visiting our Falcon TV Youtube channel.

    Outside of Valley, I also teach an audio fundamentals and digital recording class at Santa Ana College and actively perform latin music in our community. I enjoy helping with community cultural events and have been involved with various large festivals in Santa Ana in different capacities, from live sound engineer, stage manager and organizer.