Gayle Nicholls-Ali
2 years ago
Last Updated
5 months ago
One of the most popular social media platforms is Instagram, boasting over 250 million users daily. Social Media Content creators are becoming a future career opportunity for photographers, graphic designers, videographers, and artist.

What is a social media content creator? It's more than just posting to Instagram.

At the center of this project, students will launch their portfolio as a social media content creator. Students will explore the social media production job market, what's trending, professional software and online tools. In addition, students will create a professional presence using LinkedIn to create their profile.

The culminating project is a portfolio of sample projects and a solid social media profile. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro is recommended. This project will jump-start a Social Media Content Creator's portfolio.

Lessons in this Project:
1-Instagram the New Social Media Frontier: Students explore the Instagram's potential social media reach.
2-Social Media Careers and the LinkedIn Profile: Students explore social media content production careers and create their LinkedIn profile.
3-Creating Content for Instagram: Students become content creators using Adobe Spark to create content quickly.
4-I am a Social Media Content Creator: Students become Social Media Content Creators and build a profile and portfolio.

This unit is brought to you by Gayle Nicholls-Ali (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team.
Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • Visual Arts & Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • College

Instagram: The New Social Media Frontier

Social Media Careers and the LinkedIn Profile

Creating Content Quickly for Instagram

Capstone Lesson - I am a Social Media Content Creator