Media Arts 10

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Media Arts 10

Course Outline – Mrs. A. Gaudio


Media Arts 10 is an introductory class, so no experience or prerequisites are necessary.  Students will study the art and science of digital multimedia creation, employing the same principles used by today’s media professionals.  In each unit, students learn professional processes and procedures, as well as the necessary applied technologies for various multimedia tasks.  Using this knowledge, students create original media artworks for presentation and assessment.  Students will work independently, keep a clean and organized workspace, and demonstrate efficient use of time and resources.  Students should expect to work outside class time in order to complete the projects.

Course Description

Media Arts 10 is a project-based class with three major units: Photography, Design, and Filmmaking.  Projects will fulfills the outcomes for Six, one-credit courses from the Media, Design and Communication Arts cluster of the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) curriculum.  These courses emphasize the recurring concepts of Process and Procedure, Applied Technology and Presentation

Introduction to Photography

Students learn the fundamentals of photography and digital processing including the following topics: Camera Theory, Exposure, The Elements and Principles of Design, Digital Processing and Portfolio Presentation.  Students will practice their skills by completing a variety of photographic assignments.  Each week, students submit photographs for peer critique.  At the end of the unit, students will submit a digital portfolio representing their 25 best Black and white photographs.

Introduction to Design

Students use the fundamentals of design and digital processing skills to complete manipulations to their own selected original photographs. Students will use basic photography skills and learn basic Photoshop techniques such as layers, filters, selection techniques and effects. At the end of the unit, students will submit a digital portfolio.

Introduction to film

Students learn the fundamentals of digital filmmaking including the following topics: Cinematic Storytelling, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, and Presentation.  Each student begins the filmmaking process by creating an an original short film of his or her own.  Students apply their experience to a major project:  a short film in any genre with a length of two to three minutes.

Projects & credits

All Projects are showcased to the class, and the best work may be presented to the school and community.





Photography Portfolio
25 black & white photographs.

Media 10 project marks are distributed among corresponding CTS courses from the following list:

COM1005 Visual Composition
COM1015 Media
COM1105 Audio/Video
COM1205 Photo - Intro
COM1275 Photo - Digital Processing 1
COM1910 Com Project A


Design Portfolio
Manipulated photographs.


Filmmaking Projects
Film 1 (40%) – 2 minutes.
Film 2 (60%) – 3 minutes.

Materials, Equipment & Resources

Students using school equipment assume responsibility for loss or damage and may only use the equipment for approved school projects.  The course fee is used to purchase consumable items and resources and to maintain equipment in the Media Arts Studio.  Everyone must respect the facilities and equipment in the Media Arts Studio.

  • Students will have shared access to AV equipment, DSLR cameras and accessories such as lenses, lights, reflectors and tripods.  Most equipment may be signed out for overnight use.
  • Students should have at least a 8G USB memory stick to back up and transfer data.
  • Students are expected to use the classroom computers and professional software for their projects.
  • Classroom computers have the professional graphic and video software required for this course.  Students who wish to have professional software at home should take advantage of educational pricing through Adobe and ALberta Education.  More information is available from Mrs Gaudio.
  • Use of personally owned devices in the multimedia lab is not encouraged, but may be a option in some cases, and will be discussed on an individual basis.

Policies & Procedures

Please review the Media Arts Guidelines and sign the Release Form, allowing student work to be displayed.    If you have any further questions, contact Mrs. Gaudio at the school  or by email

Project Management

The CTS curriculum emphasizes project management, therefore students are expected to plan projects carefully in order to meet all deadlines.  Students who find they may not be able to meet deadlines will be required to spend time in the media lab outside of class time, at lunch, before or after school.  Any exceptional situations should be discussed with Mrs Gaudio.  All projects are marked according to a rubric, and comprise 100% of the mark mark for each credit earned.

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