Some of the top YouTubers in the world are using the same technology and software we use in Digital Media. Students will have the opportunity to explore Photography, and Graphic Design. Students will use industry standard technology which includes our vinyl cutters, professional photography/video studios, DSLR and mirrorless cameras and industry standard computers and software including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will explore real-life design and photography projects like t-shirt and sticker making, studio and portrait photography, and album and magazine cover design. Digital Media 10 is a Prerequisite to the Digital Media 20 and 30 courses.
Digital Media 10
Students in Digital Media 10 have the opportunity to explore different aspects of the communication technologies industry, including Photography and Graphic Design. The course gives students a survey of the many skills and disciplines that inform visual communication methods. Students will also create physical products, such as photos, stickers and t-shirts, based on digital designs. Digital Media 10 is a prerequisite for Digital Media 20.
Digital Media 20
This course focuses on solving design problems using typography and illustration while exploring advertising, marketing, identity design, web design and packaging. Students utilize Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom to develop their work. Students maintain a portfolio of their work throughout the course to demonstrate their growth and abilities. Students have the opportunity to complete different self-guided projects to demonstrate their abilities in an area of personal interest. The prerequisite for this course is Digital Media 10 and this course serves as the prerequisite for Digital Media 30.
Digital Media 30
This course focuses on combining digital imagery with type and photography to solve increasingly complex visual problems. Advanced design/compositional strategies will be explored to create a variety of projects including the creation of logos, poster design and page layouts. Students will also have the opportunity to explore analogue photography and to utilize various cameras, lenses, and scanning equipment. Students have the opportunity to complete different self-guided projects to demonstrate their abilities in an area of personal interest. Upon completion, students should have five credits at the 3000 level, which can be used to apply to many post secondary institutions.