Media Arts 20


Media Arts 20

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Students must have successfully completed Media Arts 10 in order to take Media Arts 20.  At the intermediate level, students will further develop their skills in digital photography,  graphic design, digital art, storytelling and project management by completing various media projects.  This is a challenging course that emphasizes creativity, initiative, organization and technical proficiency.  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 in this course.

Course Description

Media Arts 20 is a project-based class with pathways in digital photography, art, design and filmmaking.  In this class, students fulfill the outcomes for six one-credit Communication Technology 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.

Media 20 students actively participate in the design, management and assessment of their own projects.  Every Media Arts project follows a common process of Planning, Production and Presentation.   Through this process, students develop skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, project management and leadership.

Deadlines are firm and require students to plan carefully and adhere to a strict schedule.





oct 15

Two minute photographic animation, that communicates a message or story

Marks are distributed among six corresponding CTS courses from the following list:




COM2205 Photography - Composition

COM2225  Darkroom Techniques

COM2235 Photography - Lenses

COM2050 Photo Communication

COM2105 AV Preproduction 1
COM2115 AV Production 1

COM2125 AV Postproduction 1

COM2910 Com Project B
COM2920 Com Project C

Nov 17

Five graphic design assignments that incorporate the elements and principles of design and composition


Short Film-
1-2 minutes, live action film.

dec 17

Photo Book
Text, photos and book layout design.


Short Film/Animation
Under five minutes, live action genre film or animation

jan 15

Colour Photo Portfolio
25 colour photography assignments that incorporate the knowledge of exposure, focus, and lens choice


Short Film/Animation
Under five minutes, live action genre film, or animation.

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 of $100 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 are encouraged, not required, to use their own DSLR cameras for this class.
  • 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.
  • Photo enlargements and photo frames may be purchased at an extra cost.
  • Students should have a USB memory stick or a hard drive to back up and transfer data.  Google Drive may also be used to upload projects and files.
  • Students are expected to use the classroom computers and professional software for their projects.  Students who wish to use thier laptops must have the adobe suite, and get approval from the teacher.
  • 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.

Policies & Procedures

Please review the SCHS Media Arts Guidelines and sign the distributed Release Form.  If you have any further questions, contact Mrs. Gaudio at the school or by email

project management/Assessment

The CTS curriculum emphasizes project management, therefore students are expected to plan projects carefully in order to meet all deadlines. Students who 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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