Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)

Communication Technology

Communications Technology – Intro

In Comm tech, students will be introduced to different possible careers through five different modules. In the course, students will use industry standard equipment and techniques made possible by our modernization to create fun and exciting assignments. Modules in the course include:

Photography: Students will use a class set of DSLR cameras to shoot personal projects, focusing on the functions of the cameras to produce creative imagery. Assignments include portrait photography using speed lights, photojournalism, and product photography.

Digital processing: In this module students will explore both Adobe lightroom and Photoshop to edit.  

Animation: Students are introduced to the fundamentals of stop frame animation. This module leads into 2D animation at the intermediate level. 

Audio & video: Students learn different camera angles, shots, movements, and create their own short film with Adobe PremierPro.   

Graphic design: Students learn the fundamentals of what makes contemporary designs and logos, and create their own designs.

Design Studies

Design Studies - Intro

In the course students are introduced to both the designing and printing process. The shop has industry standard equipment to create posters, stickers, and graphic design for clothing. The course will introduce students to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign.

Students will learn the importance of typography, logo design, layout, and branding. Throughout this course, students will create original graphic designs and print their work on T shirts, and create stickers.

Students will leave the class with knowledge, and original creations of their own work. 

Areas of study available to students include two and three dimensional design, drafting for design and technical drawing, product design, living environments (interior design, architecture and landscaping), and the history and business of design.

Career paths include:

  • Graphic Art
  • Architecture 
  • Multimedia 
  • Art Director 
  • Product Design 
  • Typography
  • Product Marketing 
  • Interior Design 
  • Floral Design 
  • Jewelry Design


Fashion Studies

Fashion Studies – Intro

This course is a course for any level of sewer! If you want to make unique things this is a course for you! Basic life skills: laundry, repair and sewing skills.  What are your figure variations and how to work with them. What is “in” right now to where to go shop! Fashion Illustration and Textile Arts is incorporated in this program as well.  This truly is a great course for all!

Fashion Studies involves the study of clothing and textiles in a variety of contexts. Students learn about design, production and merchandising of clothing, textiles and accessories. This course provides opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of the fashion industry, as well as contributing to the acquisition of important daily living skills. The curriculum prepares students for their roles as consumers, enables them to explore and prepare for fashion related careers and provides a creative outlet for ideas.

Some career paths include:

  • Fashion designer 
  • Home based fashion/sewing business 
  • Costume designer 
  • Seamstress 
  • Fashion merchandising 
  • Fashion advertising 
  • Fashion retailing 
  • Pattern making 
  • Fashion teacher

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