Media, Design & Communication Arts

Design Studies

Pre-Architecture and Industrial Design (6 credits each level – Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced) 

Design Studies is strongly recommended for students planning a career in drafting, engineering, architecture or interior design. Introductory level in Design Studies introduces the student to drafting and computer aided drafting (CAD). This course provides the student with an overview of drafting fields and the types of work performed by drafts people in industry. The student learns primarily through the Design Process (Think, Sketch and Design) producing idea prototypes and grows into completing a bungalow home design developed from the interior to exterior.

Intermediate and Advanced students can enter the Building Industry Land Development (BILD) student competition which pushes creativity and design with a criteria set and reviewed by architects. Students use Revit, industry standard software for architecture, to complete their design. 


Communications Technology

(6 credits each level – Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)

The introductory level focuses on providing students a wide range of skills in this course from Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography and Digital Video creation. Using the digital SLR and video cameras, students will explore lighting, color, texture, composition, and other subject matter to achieve a solid grounding in both technical and creative photographic processes and apply those techniques to animation. In our multimedia lab, students will learn to utilize Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro) as well as Autodesk Inventor and Maya in order to edit, enhance and exhibit their work.

Intermediate and Advance students select their area of focus to continue developing their skills by selecting Graphic Design, Photography or Videography or a combination of them to complete 5 to 6 credits per course over one semester.


Last modified on

RT @CBELanguages: Congratulations to Vanessa Chapman from @AberhartHS_CBE top debater from Alberta at the CSDF National Debate Seminar. Congratulations to Joshua Himmens @WesternRedhawks @yycbe for being awarded by his peers the Tom Lawson Award, for embodying for all the spirit of debate

Calgary honours Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the lights of the downtown skyline. Students and staff will start the day tomorrow with a moment of silence. #nationaldayofmourning #weareCBE https://t.co/3DmtYBU7a7

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard (A.A. Milne).” Thank you, everyone, for your well wishes and for 7 years and 8 amazing months serving the orange learning community! 🧡 https://t.co/7uJ3jSVw8v

Learning is so much fun, continues throughout our lives, and we remember our impactful teachers forever! I love the moment when John John “gets it!” That’s the return teachers receive every day! #WeareCBE https://t.co/O7JlDFfwCV

RT @howie_hua: New TikTok video: Did you know you can subtract left to right? https://t.co/jNTIm6Voqi