Courses

Introductory

  • COM1005: VISUAL COMPOSITION
    Students learn to employ fundamental elements and principles of design for various media and gain a strong
    foundational multidisciplinary experience in preparation for other Communication Technology courses.
    Prerequisite: None
  • COM1035: GRAPHICS TOOLS
    Students are introduced to the basics of computer graphics (vector and raster), and graphic
    computer programs. Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition
  • COM1105: AUDIO/VIDEO
    Students acquire basic production skills, including planning, recording and editing, through the production
    of simple audio and/or video project using basic equipment and techniques. Prerequisite: COM1005:
    Visual Composition
  • COM1145: ANIMATION 1
    Students are introduced to a variety of animation techniques and produce a simple animation; the focus is on
    basic skills, including planning, keyframing, stage set-up, and production, used to create a moving picture.
    Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition
  • COM1165: PRINTING 1
  • Students are introduced to basic layout and design techniques as well as to various print reproduction processes using a positive or negative master such as digital, offset, screen, vinyl plotting, wide format and
    laser cutting. Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition
  • Students explore the elements of e-learning within a learning management system. They explore the
    appropriate use of tools and skills required to successfully implement an e-learning plan and evaluate their
    readiness to form educational relationships that will cross time and distance. Prerequisite: None
  • COM1910: COM PROJECT A
    Students develop project design and management skills to extend and enhance competencies and skills
    in other CTS courses through contexts that are personally relevant. Prerequisite: None

Intermediate

  • COM2015: MEDIA IMPACT
    Students explore different media forms and examine their impact on personal, community and national
    interests. Using various media, students will plan, create and present a simple message. Prerequisite:
    COM1005: Visual Composition
  • COM2025: ELECTRONIC LAYOUT & PUBLISHING 1
    Students develop skills and practical working knowledge of electronic publishing computer hardware and
    software and create well-designed documents and publications using desktop publishing technology.
    Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition 
  • COM2035: RASTER GRAPHICS 1
    A raster format is commonly used in full colour images/graphics and photographs by using a data structure
    representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels or points of colour. In this course, students are introduced
    to the fundamental skills of raster graphics and their application. Prerequisite: COM1035: Graphics Tools 
  • COM2045: VECTOR GRAPHICS 1
    Vector graphics are commonly used in graphic design, page layout, typography, logos, sharp-edged artistic
    illustrations, technical illustrations, diagramming and flowcharting. In this course, students use vector editing
    software to create basic vector graphics. Prerequisite: COM1035: Graphics Tools
  • COM2105: AV PREPRODUCTION 1
    Students examine the value and need for audio and video preproduction, and explore strategies used to plan
    an audio and/or a video project using a variety of techniques. Students understand that preproduction is stage
    one in the audio and video process. Prerequisite: COM1105: Audio/Video 
  • COM2115: AV PRODUCTION 1
    Students expand on basic audio and/or video production techniques with an emphasis on following a
    production plan, capturing content to edit and ensuring that continuity is maintained. Students understand
    that production is stage two in the audio/video process. Prerequisite: COM1105: Audio/Video 
  • COM2125: AV POSTPRODUCTION 1
    Students expand on basic audio and/or video production techniques with an emphasis on following a plan,
    capturing content to edit and ensuring that continuity is maintained. Students understand that
    postproduction is stage three in the audio and video process. Prerequisite: COM1105: Audio/Video 
  • COM2145: ANIMATION 2
    Students explore the evolution of various animation styles and techniques (traditional and digital).
    Students apply planning, idea development and storytelling techniques to create an effective animation.
    Prerequisite: COM1145: Animation 1 
  • COM2155: DESIGN – BRAND IDENTITY
    Students are introduced to the value and importance of branding and the process of creating and
    establishing strong brands. Students work through the process of creating branding from planning, to the
    creation of a new, unique brand, through to creating touch points. Prerequisite: COM1035: Graphics Tools 
  • COM2285: COM TECH CLIENT SERVICES 1
    Students are introduced to the principles and practices of client services. Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition 
  • COM2910: COM PROJECT B
    Students develop project design and management skills to extend and enhance competencies and skills
    in other CTS courses through contexts that are personally relevant. Prerequisite: None 
  • COM2920: COM PROJECT C
    Students develop project design and management skills to extend and enhance competencies and skills
    in other CTS courses through contexts that are personally relevant. Prerequisite: None 
  • COM2950: COM INTERMEDIATE PRACTICUM
    Students apply prior learning and demonstrate the attitudes, skills and knowledge required by an external
    organization to achieve a credential/credentials or an articulation. Prerequisite: None

Advanced

  • COM3005: CREATIVE WRITING
    Students focus on honing the techniques and skills involved in story development, character
    pre-visualization and conceptualization for various genres of media production. Prerequisite:
    COM2105: AV Preproduction 1 
  • COM3025: ELECTRONIC LAYOUT & PUBLISHING 2
    Students build on the knowledge and practice gained in Electronic Layout & Publishing 1 and continue to
    work with desktop publishing software and hardware. Students expand their publication design, layout, and
    print production skills by planning and creating customized, professional, multipage documents for a client.
    Prerequisite: COM2025: Electronic Layout & Publishing 1 
  • COM3035: RASTER GRAPHICS 2
    Students build on the knowledge and skills acquired in Raster Graphics 1 by using raster editing software to create advanced raster graphics. Prerequisite: COM2035: Raster Graphics 1 
  • COM3045: VECTOR GRAPHICS 2
    Students build on knowledge and skills acquired in Vector Graphics 1 by use vector editing software to
    create advanced vector graphics. Prerequisite: COM2045: Vector Graphics 1 
  • COM3105: AV PREPRODUCTION 2
    Students refine planning skills used in an audio and video project. Prerequisite: COM2105: AV Preproduction 1 
  • COM3115: AV PRODUCTION 2
    Students expand on intermediate audio and video production techniques. Prerequisite: COM2115: AV Production 1
  • COM3125: AV POSTPRODUCTION 2
    Students expand on digital editing software skills to edit and process audio and video, and continue working
    with motion graphics and audio/video effects to enhance a product. Prerequisite: COM2125: AV
    Postproduction 1 
  • COM3135: AUDIO TECHNIQUES
    Students expand on audio production techniques to plan, develop and produce specific audio projects. Prerequisite: COM2115: AV Production 1 
  • COM3145: ANIMATION 3
    Students apply production planning techniques to produce a sophisticated animation for a client that tells a story, communicates an idea or message, and creates a mood or establishes a theme. Prerequisite: COM2145: Animation 2 
  • COM3155: DESIGN – ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
    Students develop advertising skills through projects and activities in conceptualization, campaign development, and copy writing. The delivery and presentation of an ad campaign is also a major focus. Students enhance their abilities to integrate various media for the purpose of producing a multimedia message for a target audience. Prerequisite: COM2155: Design – Brand Identity 
  • COM3165: AV BROADCASTING
    Students work through the sequential steps of audio/video production, including shooting, writing, editing
    and performance. Group work, peer-collaboration and deadlines make this a real-life experience culminating
    in a broadcast that is produced by students. Prerequisite: COM1105: Audio/Video 
  • COM3285: COM TECH CLIENT SERVICES 2
    Students apply the principles and practices of client services. Prerequisite: COM2285: Com Tech Client
    Services 1 
  • COM3910: COM PROJECT D
    Students develop project design and management skills to extend and enhance competencies and skills
    in other CTS courses through contexts that are personally relevant. Prerequisite: None 
  • COM3920: COM PROJECT E
    Students develop project design and management skills to extend and enhance competencies and skills
    in other CTS courses through contexts that are personally relevant. Prerequisite: None 
  • COM3950: COM ADVANCED PRACTICUM
    Students apply prior learning and demonstrate the attitudes, skills and knowledge required by an external
    organization to achieve a credential/credentials or an articulation. Prerequisite: None


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