Communications Technology


Digital Making and Expression

TGJ1O- Grade 9 (Open)

Technology increasingly touches more areas of work, entertainment, and everyday life.  This course explores how people communicate messages, ideas, and personal expression. Students learn about communication technologies and  techniques as they relate across graphic, print, and textile design, photography, interactive media, and animation. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

(Prerequisite: None)

Introduction to Communications Technology

TGJ2O- Grade 10 (Open)

This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of  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, designing web pages, buttons, ads, and posters. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to  ommunications technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

(Prerequisite: None)

Communications Technology

TGJ3M & TGJ4M - Grade 11/12 (Mixed - College/University)

Communications Technology at both the grade 11 and 12 level introduces students to the fundamental concepts in Graphic Design and digital media. The grade 12 course reinforces the concepts and extends the creative design process and challenges students to examine existing media communications pieces and evaluate their effectiveness.   

Using visual examples, these courses explore the principles of graphic design: image making, typography, composition, color theory and foundation skills in graphic design. Software proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator are outcomes students can expect.

As well, these courses explore the creation of digital media.  The processes of production: Pre-Production, Production and Post Production. Students will be introduced to Cinematography, Camera Movements, Storyboarding and fundamentals of digital media. Adobe Premiere is used to compile and edit media projects.

(Prerequisite: Students must have taken TGJ3M, TGG3MY, or TGP3M to enrol in TGJ4M)