Media Arts

Department Head: Emily Dewar



Teacher Email
Ms. M. Campos
Mr. D. Grant
Ms. M. Peterson
Ms. V. Alexieva

Digital Media and IT courses offer the students varied and meaningful opportunities to express their ideas and feelings using digital tools to create animations, video, music, programs, games, graphic designs, posters, etc.  Students are evaluated primarily with in-class projects. Students are responsible for time management, organizing and planning for projects and quizzes. Students could submit their work and attend local and national festivals and contests.

Media Arts 8: Media Arts 8 is a fun course. In this course you will have the opportunity to develop skills and produce original work in graphics, animation, video, sound, and game design. You will be evaluated primarily with completed projects and assignments. This course will serve as an excellent introduction to all the Digital Media courses offered at BSSS and Industry-standard software applications. If you are interested in art, media, film, animation, and video games, this is an excellent introductory course.

Media Arts 9: Media Arts is a general media/computer survey course that serves as an excellent introduction to applications used in more specific courses offered at the senior level, such as: Video Production, Animation and Coding. Students will be evaluated primarily by completing a major project for each unit. Software used: HTML, Adobe Premiere CC, Adobe Animate CC, and many Web 2.0 applications. If you enjoy a friendly, hands-on environment while developing your digital world skills and self-expression, this is the course for you!

Media Arts 10: Media Arts for senior students focuses on Video Advertising and Graphic Design. Students will learn about elements and principles of design, image development strategies, and editing Ads. The course is an excellent continuation of Media Art courses from junior level.

Media Arts 11-12: Media Arts for senior students focuses on short video productions, using special effects as well. Students will learn about using different visual tools to achieve best impact on the audience. Students also cover school events and learn basic camera work, editing, and in-camera action.

Broadcast & Media Communication 10 (open to grades 9 – 12): This course offers students an exciting opportunity to produce the Rebels Media morning broadcastings in our own television studio, using the most complete compact multimedia technology – TriCasterMini. The technology used is the course allows its users to create and publish videos using virtual sets and multi-camera settings. Students capture, mix and present their own productions with a network-television look. Students also cover school events and learn basic camera work, editing, and in-camera action.

Broadcast & Media Communication 11/12: Senior Television Production students are expected to assist in running and maintaining the studio as well as train and supervise first-year students in all areas of the television production. Students will be expected to produce short videos upon request within restricted timelines.

Video Production 11: Film & Television (open to grades 10 – 12): LIGHTS – CAMERA – ACTION! Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to: could script, shoot, and edit a short video/audio story. Students will also be expected to have a fundamental understanding of the theory and conventions of video production. This will include planning, then digitally shooting and editing a video production

Video Production 12: Film & Television Video Production 12 is a course that further introduces, at an advanced level, both production & postproduction to include script writing, cameras, sound, visual effects, lighting, and project management. You can work on projects such as: short narratives – comedy or drama, documentaries, music videos, public service announcements and digital yearbook. Video Production will prepare you for a future in the booming industry of Film, Postproduction and Visual Effects, by giving you the opportunity to work on client projects and short films of your choice. Self-planned and directed projects will be a means of expression and evaluation.

DIGITAL ANIMATION 11 & 12: Students entering this course for the first year will learn the fundamentals of animation, character design, storyboarding, environment layouts, effects animation, and some 3D animation work. The course will culminate with students pitching their own passion project, which they will work on for the final five weeks of the year, and present to their peers.  Students taking animation for a second year will have the option of either doing more focused tasks, or doing Independent Studies. During Independent Studies, students can propose a personal project to work on for the year or work exclusively on their portfolios for use after graduation.

Digital Animation 11: Graphic Arts – Visual Arts (open to grades 10 – 12):  Imagine a world full of impossible. In animation you can create your own world and the sky would be your limit. This hands-on course will introduce students to the art and mechanics of animation. Students will learn about 2D animation from drawing to animating, character design from scratch, rigging a character, 2D animation techniques, storyboard, hand-drawn animation, animation theory, 12 principles of animation, and history through using Adobe Animate (Flash).

Digital Animation 12: Graphic Arts – Visual Arts  The hub of Canada’s dynamic computer-generated imagery industry is right here in Vancouver where highly profiled studios like Electronic Arts lead a robust network of international and independent studios. If you are ready for one of the coolest career fields out there, this course is for you. Animation 12 is a self-directed course that allows you to further develop your skills in the exciting and creative world of animation and visual effects. This course suits students who enjoy animation, drawing and storytelling, visual FX, and game design. Most of the course will consist of independent or self-proposed projects creating your own animated content and short films by using Toon Boom Harmony and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro.

Photography: Visual Arts 11/12: This course is an introductory course on the basics of digital photography and how to enhance and alter images with Adobe Photoshop.  Through lessons, critiques, and hands-on projects students will learn how the digital SLR camera works, how to take the best images possible, and how to edit and add visual effects to your photos in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.


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