Departments & Programs - Visual and Performing Arts

Media Arts/Graphics & Animation

Courses include:
COMPUTER GRAPHICS & ANIMATION 9
Explore your creative / artistic side by using the computer to create 2-D and 3-D graphics, animations, and image manipulations. You will watch a wide variety of animated films and learn how they were created. This could be the start of your career in graphics, animation, etc.
COMPUTER GRAPHICS & ANIMATION 11
Here’s you chance to learn how to create professional-looking graphics, animation, and motion graphics using amazing software. If you have a keen interest in this area, are self-motivated and enjoy being creative then this is the course for you.
COMPUTER GRAPHICS & ANIMATION 12
Explore your own direction in computer graphics, animation and motion graphics. You will be able to design your own projects to build a personal portfolio that shows what you can do when given the opportunity. Use this course to plan and prepare for possible post-secondary training and entry into the computer graphics / animation industry.
MEDIA ARTS 10 
Media Arts 10 is intended to be an enjoyable introduction to the basic vocabulary, equipment and techniques of media arts in general and animation in particular. There will be a “hands on” approach taken in this course, where knowledge and experience will be actively gained through creating your projects. Frequently you will watch movies to see how various concepts and techniques are used in film and television.
VIDEO ARTS 11 (MEDIA ARTS 11)
 Here’s your introduction to the world of film and television. Learn the basic vocabulary and techniques used in film and television. Frequently you will watch movies to see how the concepts and techniques that you are learning are used in film and television.
VIDEO ARTS 12 (MEDIA ARTS 12 #565)
 Video 12 students direct their own productions in the studio and on location. They may also assist NWSS staff and students in recording events and presentations or creating learning materials. This is your opportunity to prepare for entry into a postsecondary school and possibly a career in television or film-making.