Courses

Grade 9

DM093V15S – Exploration of Interactive Digital Media
GRAH15S – Graphic Design
Art
Music
Drama

Grade 10

DPHR25S/DFHR25S – Introduction to Digital Film (ICT – please select half credits: Digital Pictures & Digital Film)
GRAR2G – Graphic Design
DM094V2S – Intro to Interactive Digital Media (2D Arcade Based Game Development)
Art
Music
Drama

Grade 11

ANHR35S/MOHR35S – “TraDigital” Animation (ICT – please select half credits: Animation & 3D Modelling)
PCHR25S/DPHR35S – Production Design & Concept Art (ICT – please select half credits: Print Communications & Desktop Publishing)
BMHR35S/IMHR35S – Advanced Movie Making (ICT – please select half credits: Broadcast Media & Interactive Media)
DM095V3S – Interactive Digital Media Design (3D Game Design)
DM096V3S – Introduction to IDM Asset Creation (Sound Design, 2D Art & Motion Graphics)
DM097V3S – Introduction to Interactive Digital Media Coding
COSR3S – Computer Science
GRAR3G – Graphic Design
Art
Music
Drama

Grade 12

GRAR4S – Graphic Design
DM098V4S – Advanced Interactive Digital Media Asset Creation (3D Modelling & 3D Animation)
DM099V4S – Advanced Interactive Digital Media Coding
DM100V4S – Interactive Digital Media Project Management
DM101V4S – Futures in Interactive Digital Media
Art
Music
Drama

GRADE 9

EXPLORATION OF INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA

DM093V1S

Get in the game! This course will introduce you to the concepts and skills needed for app, game and web design. You will learn how to brainstorm, plan, create assets, develop, and test prototypes of your game. Students in this course will also learn the theories behind making a successful project. Put DM093V1S on your registration form for next year.

EXPLORATION OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

GRAR1H1S

In this course, you will explore the endless possibilities of media design and its applications to marketing and advertising. Basic principles of design along with colour theory structure our imagination to represent our intent and purpose for design. Branding through logo design, creating vector graphics and typography are some of the skills learned in this course. These skills are used to produce promotional items for the school, such as the design and production of t-shirts and vinyl decals. Students further their development in digital imaging by producing school photos. All student work is documented and displayed in a portfolio that can be added to at the 20G level.

GRADE 10

INTRODUCTION TO INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA 

DM094V2S

Get in the game! This course will introduce you to the concepts and skills needed for app, game and web design. You will learn how to brainstorm, plan, create assets, develop, and test prototypes of your game. Students in this course will also learn the theories behind making a successful project.

Course Outline: grade 10 game design course outline

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL FILM 

DPHR25S/DFHR25S

Lights, Camera, Action! Learn the basics of making video. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the power of digital lens, digital manipulation and audio-video editing. Students will plan, develop, experiment, communicate and apply film concepts through cutting-edge digital tools while developing a dynamic media portfolio.  This stand-alone ICT course is made up of the following 2 half credit ICT framework courses: Digital Picture (DPHR25S) and Digital Film (DFHR25S).

Check out our online course:  Digital Film Behance Portfolio

Course Outline:  Intro Digital Film Course Outline

INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

GRAR2S

In this course, you will explore the endless possibilities of media design and its applications to marketing and advertising. Basic principles of design along with colour theory structure our imagination to represent our intent and purpose for design. Branding through logo design, creating vector graphics and typography are some of the skills learned in this course. These skills are used to produce promotional items for the school, such as the design and production of t-shirts and vinyl decals. Students further their development in digital imaging by producing school photos. All student work is documented and displayed in a portfolio that can be added to at the 30G level.


GRADE 11

ADVANCED MOVIE-MAKING 

BMHR35S/IMHR35S

Quiet on the set….Action! Do you want to become the next big movie director? In AdvancedMovie-Making students will be given the opportunity to explore the world of movie-making by creating movie projects that combine cinematography, video-editing, animation, live audio, recorded audio, motion graphics, special effects, chroma-keying, time-lapse video, and portfolio development. This stand-alone ICT course is made up of the following 2 half creditICT framework courses: Broadcast Media (BMHR35S) and Interactive Media (IMHR35S).

Check out our online course:  Advanced Movie-Making Behance Portfolio

Course Outline: Adv Movie Making Course Outline

ANIMATION 

ANHR35S/MOHR35S

“Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney. This course will allow students to enter the creative world of animation. The main goal of the course is to develop the student’s creative skills while exploring the principles of animation, stop-motion, character design, vector design, motion graphics, cell animation, lip syncing, compositing and video-rendering.   Former students of this course have landed jobs working for Sony Animation, DreamWorks, Complex Games, and Disney Animation Studios.  This stand-alone ICT course is made up of the following 2 half credit ICT framework courses: 2D Animation (ANHR35S) and 3D Modelling (MOHR35S).

Check out our online course: Animation BeHance Portfolio

Course Outline: Animation Course Outline 2015

INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN

DM095V3S

Make your own 2D game or app! This course covers skills needed to produce quality 2D content for games and apps. Current developments in the game and app industries will guide students as they learn to plan, design and develop compelling and marketable 2D content. Students will gain proficiency in a variety of programs and acquire highly portable skills in Animation, Coding and Design.

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INTERACTIVE DIGITAL ASSET CREATION 

DM096V3S

Bits, bytes, and Sprites! Do you have a great digital project idea and now need characters, levels, enemies, and audio. Using a variety of software this course covers everything you need to create your own media for your project including vector images, animated 2D and 3D assets, animated characters, sound effects, score compositions, and asset rigging.

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CODING FOR INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA 

DM097V3S

Develop an interactive online portfolio. DM097V3S covers the elements of interactive media design, including selection of materials for web sites, apps, games and assets. Learn how to design interactive projects with the basics of coding and graphic design. Students will explore content management systems such as WordPress.

Course Outline: Coding for IDM 30S

PHOTOGRAPHY & YEARBOOK

GRAR3S

This introductory course is designed to teach the skills necessary to produce Sisler’s yearbook, which offers a complete record of an entire school year for all grades.  Students will learn the secret of taking the perfect photo! Students will be given the opportunity to explore the creative process of studio photography and lighting techniques, creative camera control, and photography workflow. In addition to the photographic component of the course, students will analyze, reproduce and create a variety of different layout techniques used in creating. The content created through hands-on activities and the skills acquired will be showcased in the yearbook. The Basic principles of Photography will be an important focus of the coursework to ensure proper composition and lighting. Students extend and apply their knowledge of digital manipulation by completing post-production on student portraits. These skills include skin softening, teeth whitening and colour correction. All of the skills learned in the course are used to promote the school by designing promotional items both through print media as well as digital media. All student work will be collected and displayed in a portfolio to best represent the skills acquired in digital image manipulation.