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The following Courses are offered in the Visual Communication Area. 

Subjects:

LEVEL 1 Grade 9

Exploration of Graphic Design 9135 (10s)

This optional course is intended for students wishing to explore graphic design. Students will be encouraged to think creatively as they solve basic design challenges.

LEVEL 2 Grade 10

Fundamentals of Graphic Design  9136 ( 20S)

This course introduces students to the field of graphic design. Students will begin to focus on basic design theory, the design process, and their practical application.

LEVEL 3 Grade 11/12

Graphic Design and Layout  9137 (30S)

Students will expand the knowledge and skills acquired in Fundamentals of Graphic Design, and focuses on the theory and practical application of graphic design and layout.


Illustration for Graphic Design 9138  30S

Students will expand the knowledge and skills acquired in Fundamentals of Graphic Design, and focuses on the theory and practical application of illustration.


Interactive Graphic Design  9139 30S  

Students will expand the knowledge and skills acquired in Fundamentals of Graphic Design, and focuses on the theory and practical application of interactive graphic design.

Single Camera Production for Broadcast Media 9119 30S 

This course is designed to enhance all aspects of single camera production when on location or in the field. Students will discuss and enhance previous skills in all areas of production. They will learn theory related to lighting, camera functions and operation, script writing, storyboarding, and editing techniques. This course will also introduce interviewing techniques, and three-point lighting.

Interactive Digital Asset Creation 9096 30s

This course focuses on the creation of original assets to support interactive digital media projects by using a variety of software. Examples of assets include vector images, rasterized images, 2-D animations, 3-D models, sound effects and rigging.

Digital Darkroom 9158 30s 

This course focuses on basic digital editing techniques, including layout, resolution, tonal and colour correction, crop ratios, and output. Students will learn to use several types of editing software.

Coding for Interactive Digital Media 9097 30s

This course focuses on the creation of interactive components of projects by using basic coding. Students will learn programming theory, and how to incorporate it into interactive digital media projects.

LEVEL 3 Grade 12

Advanced Graphic Design and Layout  9140 40S   Students will expand the knowledge and skills acquired in Graphic Design and Layout, and focuses on the theory and practical application of graphic design and layout to solve client-driven design challenges.

Advanced Illustration for Graphic Design   9141    40S

Students will expand the knowledge and skills acquired in illustration for Graphic Design, and focuses on the theory and practical application of illustration to solve client-driven design challenges.

Advanced Interactive Graphic Design  9142      40S  

Students will expand the knowledge and skills acquired in Interactive Graphic Design, and focuses on the theory and practical application of interactive graphic design to solve client-driven design challenges.  

Graphic Design Portfolio   9144     40S 

In this course, students apply the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses to produce a graphic design portfolio to obtain entry-level employment or self-employment opportunities, or gain admittance to a post-secondary program.

Advanced Interactive Digital Asset Creation 9098 40s

This course builds on the skills and knowledge learned in Interactive Digital Asset Creation. Students will learn the skills related to creating advanced features of dynamic asset creation, and to apply code to assets.

Advanced Digital Darkroom 9161 40s

This course builds on the skills and knowledge learned in  Digital Darkroom, focusing on advanced digital editing techniques. Students will use critical thinking skills to select most appropriate software and tools to professionally edit images to achieve desired results.

Advanced Coding for Interactive Digital Media 9099 40s

This course builds on the skills and knowledge learned in Coding for Interactive Digital Media. Students will learn to code in more than one language, focusing on advanced programming theory and techniques

Subject Table   HERE   Brochure HERE

Manitoba Curriculum Here