Media Arts 30

Media Arts 30

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Students must have successfully completed Media Arts 20 in order to take Media Arts 30.  At the advanced level, students will further develop their skills in digital photography, design, 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 30 is a project-based class with pathways in digital photography and filmmaking, and Graphic Design.  Students must have the pre-requisite courses for their chosen pathway.  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 30 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

Photo Animation
Two minute photographic animation.

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




COM3105 AV Preproduction 2
COM3115 AV Production 2
COM3125 AV Postproduction 2
COM3135 Audio Techniques
COM3215 Photojournalism
COM3225 Photo - Colour
COM3235 Photo - B&W

COM3275 Photo - Digital Processing 2
COM3910 Com Project D
COM3920 Com Project E

Nov 17

Graphic Design
Promotional design campaign.


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

Dec 17

Photo Journalism
Present a story with photographs.


Under five minutes, non-fiction film.

Jan 15

Photo Portfolio
13 colour photos and 13 b&w photos.


Short Film
Under five minutes, live action genre film.

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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