The Work Experience 12 course offers an opportunity for students interested in the business or information technology fields to practice school-based learning in a business or technology environment. Students specialize in a specific area of Business or Technology and then go to work for a company in our community to gain experience and to help students prepare for further post secondary education, and to make informed career choices. This allows students to put to practical use some of the skills, techniques, and knowledge learned in their chosen Work Experience area.

In Media Design 11, students will be learning and applying  the principles of design to convey a message, create an effect, and/or influence personal preference. Getting the message across is crucial in the use of digital communications in today’s digital world of business or for personal use. This course will explore and develop both online and traditional methods of media design and production, and will look at which one is most suitable for the various intended purposes and audiences. Students can look forward to creating their own collection of documents and visuals, graphics, and design work including infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs, broadcasting, typography and storytelling. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and Muse are some of the software that may be included. Students will progress with greater levels of sophistication and advanced skills with software programs and design projects as they complete the learning outcomes and progress in Media Design 11 and/or Media Design 12.

 


In Media Design 12, students will be using the principles of design to convey a message, create an effect, and/or influence personal preference. Getting the message across is crucial in the use of digital communications in today’s digital world of business or for personal use. This course will explore and develop both online and traditional methods of media design and production, and will look at which one is most suitable for the various intended purposes and audiences. Students can look forward to creating their own collection of documents and visuals, graphics, and design work including infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs, broadcasting, typography and storytelling. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and Muse are some of the software that may be included. Students will progress with greater levels of sophistication and advanced skills with software programs and design projects as they complete the learning outcomes and progress in Media Design 11 and/or Media Design 12.


Digital Communications 11 will focus on providing students with a foundation in a variety of technology skills and the use of technology as a tool for digital communications. Through examples in social media, online marketing, digital journalism, and other technology platforms, we will explore topics on digital design principles and digital communications including topics such as basic design principles, social impact, risks, ethics & legalities, and career opportunities. Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, HTML (web design), Dreamweaver, iMovie, GarageBand and an introduction to personal ePortfolio design may be included. This course is ideal for all students that are interested in being creative with technology, using it as a tool for communications and creating their own digital portfolio collection of documents, visuals, graphics and design work such as websites, infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs and coding.


This Information & Communications Technology strand will focus on an introduction to digital media (multimedia) development. Flash (animation), HTML (web design), Final Cut (video editing), iMovie, iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, and podcasting may all be included. This strand will provide students with a foundation in a variety of technology skills and is ideal for all students that are interested in being creative with technology. As well, this course meets many of the skill components

Digital Media Development 12 will focus on building on the skill sets learned in Digital Media Design 11 and/or Digital Communications 11.  Through activities and projects, students will develop digital content using standard forms of 2D graphics, 3D modelling, video editing applications, digital animation, sound and web content, as well as other web-based resources. Students will continue to build and develop a personal portfolio collection of visuals, graphics and personal design work. Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate (animation), Maya (modeling, texturing), Dreamweaver / HTML (web design), Adobe Premiere (video & sound editing), Audacity / open source sound tools are some of the industry applications that may be included. This course will provide students with more advanced development in a variety of technology skills and is ideal for all students that are interested in being creative with digital media design & technology.



This modular survey course will cover an introduction to digital media development, applied digital communication and computer programming. Students will have the opportunity to explore computer literacy, graphic design, animation, web page design, digital image manipulation, object oriented programming and an introduction to video editing & production techniques. PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, iLife (iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand), and RealBasic will be some of the software incorporated into the course as well as an introduction to networking will be included. This strand will provide students with a good foundation in a variety of technology skills. As well, this course meets many of the skill components of the Grad Transitions requirements.

Pre-requisite: ICTX 11, ICTM 11
This modular survey course will cover an advanced look at digital media development, applied digital communication and computer programming. Content of the course includes web design, personal ePortfolio development, Flash games, advanced image editing, advanced video editing & production, 3D animation and object oriented programming. PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Final Cut, Blender and RealBasic or JavaScript will be incorporated into this course. This strand will provide students with a solid foundation in a variety of technology skills. As well, this course meets many of the skill components of the Grad Transitions requirements.

Information Technology is designed for students with little experience with computers or for advanced users. This is a course where students will have the opportunity to create animations and basic interactive games, digital image manipulation, graphic use, digital music, effective multimedia presentations and to begin to explore scripting. Digital communications will be explored as well as formatting, presentation and the use of Word and Excel. Some of the software included in this course are MS Office, Illustrator, SketchUp, Gimp, SuperCard and iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, and GarageBand. This is the ideal course for all students to have that are interested in using technology.