The Media Arts program gives students the opportunity to creatively explore new media. The introduction year gives students skills and techniques in black and white photography, digital imaging, video, and all interactive media. These foundation skills can be expanded on in higher level courses that explore the creative use of digital mediums. Students are expected to take grade nine visual arts as a preparation for media arts.
MEDIA ARTS COURSES
ASM2OW - MEDIA ARTS
Prerequisite: AWL1OW or Audition
This course enables students to create
media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital
imaging, and a variety of traditional art forms such as photography, video, and
visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable
beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible
practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills
necessary to create and interpret media art works.
ASM3MW – MEDIA ARTS
Prerequisite: ASM2OW or (with interview)
This course focuses on the development
of media arts skills through the production of art works involving traditional
and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques. Students will explore the evolution
of media arts as an extension of traditional art forms, use the creative
process to produce effective media art works, and critically analyse the unique
characteristics of this art form. Students will examine the role of media
artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and values.
ASM4MW – MEDIA ARTS
Prerequisite: ASM3MW, or AWQ3MW or (with interview)
This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts
skills through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying traditional
and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as multimedia, computer
animation, and performance art. Students will develop works that express their
views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in
either career or postsecondary education applications. Students will critically
anaylse the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity,
culture, and community values.