Communications Technology

Teacher: Mrs. Thwaites

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Grade 11


TGJ3M (Graphic Design and Animation)
College/University Preparation
Prerequisite: None

This course examines communications systems and design production processes in the areas of Graphic Design and Animation. Projects may include the creation of computer-generated bitmap and vector graphics, layout and print design, interactive design, and stop-motion, GIF, and/or 2-D animation. Students will develop planning, hands-on, and problem solving skills using industry-standard Adobe software, camera equipment, and lighting. Students will gain an understanding of the elements and principles of design, industry standards and regulations, health and safety issues, careers, and issues related to communications technology, society and the environment.

TGV3M (Video and Audio Production)
College/University Preparation
Prerequisite: None

This course examines communications systems and design production processes in the areas of Video and Audio Production. Projects may include the creation of public service announcements, montages, commercials, instructional and storytelling videos. Students will develop planning, hands-on, and problem solving skills using industry-standard software, camera equipment, and lighting. Students will gain an understanding of pre- and post-production techniques, industry standards and regulations, health and safety issues, careers, and issues related to communications technology, society and the environment.

Grade 12

TGJ4M (Graphic Design and Animation)
College/University Preparation
Prerequisite: TGJ3M

This course expands upon the topics covered in TGJ3M. Students will have the opportunity to explore, in greater depth, the specific areas of Graphic Design and/or Animation that they are most interested in. Student-directed projects allow for further development of project management skills, time management skills, teamwork skills, and independent skills and work habits. 

TGV4M (Video and Audio Production)
College/University Preparation
Prerequisite: TGV3M

This course expands upon the topics covered in TGV3M. Students will have the opportunity to explore, in greater depth, the specific areas of Video and Audio Production that they are most interested in. Student-directed projects allow for further development of project management skills, time management skills, teamwork skills, and independent skills and work habits.


Some Postsecondary and Career Areas Related to Communications Technology

College Pathway

  • Animation
  • Audio and Recording and Production
  • Broadcasting (Film, Television, Radio)
  • Computer Animation
  • Digital Creature Animation
  • Film and Video Camera Operator
  • Game Design
  • Game Level Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interaction Design
  • Photography
  • Video Editing and Production
  • Visual Effects
  • Web and Multimedia Design

University Pathway

  • Communication and Digital Media
  • Digital Media and Journalism
  • Film Production
  • Graphic Communications Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Image Arts
  • Journalism
  • Media and Film Studies
  • Media Production
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Professional Communications
  • Screenwriting
  • Social Communications
  • Sports Media