Media, Design & Communication (MDC)

Digital Media & Communication Technology

Multimedia & Animation 20 - Intermediate (5 Credits)

Power School Reference: [Multimedia Inter Multi20XX]

This course is for students interested in Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, and Film.  Students learn to using software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere & After Effects to explore the art of media communication and film -making. Explore concepts such as visual composition, mise en scene, sound, lighting, camera shots, angles and  script-writing while delving into the exploration of movie genres.  Experience elements of pre-production/production and post-production and the roles of filmmakers before utilising skills and knowledge to create your own digital media in a semester project. Students will participate in a “One Minute Film Festival”, where they choose a theme and genre to guide the film making process. Students will work in small groups with their classmates to create a pitch, screenplay, storyboard, and an edited final product to share with the class

Multimedia & Animation 30 - Advanced (5 Credits) 

Prerequisite: Multimedia & Animation 20 
Power School Reference: [Multimedia Adv Multi30XX]

This course builds upon the skills and techniques acquired in the intermediate level. The emphasis of digital tools in communication is paired with social, cultural, historical and technical forces reflected by film. Students are challenged to master the critical, analytical and technical aspects of film-making. The digital media aspect of the course develops skills in photography, video production, film editing, audio production and animation that will then be integrated into a personalised project where they will produce an original script and storyboard for a short film.

Design Studies

Engineering Design & Pre-Architecture - Introductory (5 Credits)

Power School Reference: [Design Studies Intro DES10XX]

This introductory course is for students interested in architectural design as it applies to residential home design as well as the fundamentals of drawing used by mechanical and product engineers, architects, urban planners and interior designers. Students start the semester by exploring various drawing techniques before exploring digital skills using AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit. The final part of the course has students working through a hands-on 3D modelling project using the the design process for problem-solving. This project is driven by student interest and choice. 

Engineering Design & Pre-Architecture - Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Intro Level
Power School Reference: [Design Studies Inter DES20XX]

This course is for students interested in designing houses and / or considering a career as an Interior Designer, Architect or Architectural Technologist. Learn AutoCAD Revit and work on a submission to a local Architectural Design Competition for the change to win a scholarship. Finally, learn about physical 3D modelling to construct a scale model prototypes using modelling material like foam core, cardboard, and cardstock. 

Engineering Design & Pre-Architecture - Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Intermediate Level
Power School Reference: [Design Studies Adv DES30XX]

Students use skills from previous levels to work on self-selected projects in industrial, architectural, or engineering design. In addition, they will identify a competition of interest in the design field they would like to enter. Students then propose, create, model and present their work using approved industry standard methodologies. Advanced Level Design Studies deals with residential design, industrial design and scale model prototyping.

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