Communications

Communications 2018-05-30T16:17:15+00:00
course pathway chart

Communications Technology TGJ2OI

This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: This course may not be selected if the student has completed or is currently enrolled in Media Arts ASM2OI
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ASM2OI – Media Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Yearbook – Print and Graphic Communications – Communications Technology TGG3MI

This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of graphic communications. These areas include print and graphic communications; photography; and digital imaging. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11

Communications Technology TGJ3MI

This course examines communications technology from a media perspective with an emphasis in the areas of interactive new media and animation. Students will work both independently and as part of a team to design and produce interactive media and animation products in a project-driven studio environment. Students will work in both two and three dimension animation and develop interactive media for web based use. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11

Photography & Digital Imaging TGP3MI

This course examines communications technology from a media perspective with an emphasis in the areas of Photography and Digital Imaging. Students will work both independently and as part of a production team to design and produce photographic media products in a project-driven studio environment. Practical projects and units of study may include: poster design, school yearbook spreads, photographic still video productions, digital photo enhancement, web based photo galleries, the history of photographic images and photographic technology. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a digital SLR or “Prosumer” type digital camera for this course.
COURSE NOTE: This course may not be selected if the student has completed or is currently enrolled in the AWQ3MI Photography course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AWQ3MI – Photography – Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Yearbook – Print and Graphic Communications – Communications Technology TGG4MI

This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the area of graphic communications. Students selecting this course will learn the basics of journalism, layout and design, photography, publishing, marketing and advertising through the production of the school yearbook and newsletters. Classroom activities will be closely related to the real world of interviewing, reporting, meeting deadlines and producing publications. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment.
COURSE NOTE: TGP3M Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging or AWQ 3MI Visual Arts (Photography)
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWQ3MI – Photography – Visual Arts or TGP3MI – Photography & Digital Imaging or TGG3MI – Yearbook – Print and Graphic Communications – Communications Technology or TGJ3MI – Communications Technology

Communications Technology TGJ4MI

This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects with an emphasis in interactive new media and animation. Students will continue to work and expand skills and knowledge in both two and three dimensional aspects of animation and develop interactive media for web based use. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGJ3MI – Communications Technology

Photography & Digital Imaging – Communications Technology TGP4MI

This course offer students the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge of communications technology with an emphasis placed on Photography and Digital Imaging. Students will continue to gain expertise in the areas digital workflow, photographic composition, and photographic software applications in a project-driven studio environment. Practical projects may include: portfolio development, fashion photography, photo journalism, yearbook cover design, yearbook page layout, photographic still video productions, web photo galleries and advanced digital photo enhancement. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a digital SLR or “Prosumer” type digital camera for this course.
COURSE NOTE: This course may not be selected if the student has completed or is currently enrolled in
the AWQ4MI
Photography
Photography course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGP3MI – Photography & Digital Imaging or AWQ3MI – Photography – Visual Arts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AWQ4MI – Photography-Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.