Are you creative? Like to solve problems? Enjoy a challenge? On your computer all the time?

You should take a DIGITAL MEDIA and/or COMPUTING course NEXT YEAR!

Computers are crucial. Computers are cool. The movie industry and the computer game industry are still the up and running… Do you know that there are more jobs in computing than ever before?

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Digital Media Arts Courses 

 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 CCVR (Virtual Reality) drag and drop cloud platform 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: Graphic Arts – Visual Arts (open to grades 10 – 12):  Imagine a world full of impossibleIn animation you can create your own world and 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 techniquesstoryboard, hand-drawn animation, animation theory, 12 principles of animationand history through using Adobe Animate (Flash). 

 Digital Animation 12: Graphic Arts – Visual Arts  The hub of Canada’s dynamic computergenerated imagery industry is right here in Vancouver where highly profiled studios like Pixar and 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 11/12This 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 workshow to take the best images possible, and how to edit and add visual effects to your photos in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. 

Computing: Game Design and Programming Courses 

Information Technology Course Offerings 2021-2022 

 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.  

 ICT: Game Development 10/11 (open to grades 9 – 12): Gaming and programming are one of the most popular choices for careers in the technology industry. “Is it hard?” or more often asked, “Is it easy?” is a tricky question to answer. Some students find it quite easysome students find it hardLabs, problem solving and a lot of challenges from super easy to super hard. The best thing is that everything you learn in programming at the school level, applies to programming in any language at higher level. So why not create a pong game or a blackjack game and earn some credits for doing it.  

Level 1-2: Explores the concept of fun, flow, gameplay mechanics, visual storytelling and be introduced to Unity, GameMaker, and C# coding. 

Level 3: Combine the game programming and 3D models’ animations (Animation 12) using Maya and Unity 

 ICT: Game Development 12: Game Development is a self-directed team-based course that requires students to be highly motivated. The course focuses on reinforcing and further mastering the concepts of animation and design, software proficiency and storytelling. Self-planned and self-directed projects will be a means of expression and evaluation. 

 ICT: Computer Coding 11 (open to grades 10 – 12): Programming websites, games and even cell phone appare all made up of codes that we unknowingly use every dayThis coding stream is aimed at someone who wants to see what programming is about. 

Level 1: Explores HTML coding, CSS, JavaScript, and Multimedia.  

Level 2: Continues with concepts from level 1 with a heavier emphasis on independent projects, project building, and problem solving. 

 ICT: Computer Coding 12: This programming course further introduces students to JAVA language. Students do not need any programming experience, but if they have done JavaScript or any other language in Coding 11 or Game Design would be helpful. Using JAVA students will create multiple visual projects. Software used: BlueJ, IntelliJ, Processing and QameMakerIf you enjoy a friendly, hands-on environment while developing your coding skills and self-expression, this is the course for you!     

 Web Page Design: Graphic Production (open to grades 9 – 11) – You have always had an eye for powerful images: an epic movie poster, an iconic logo recognized the world over. You know that when images and words come together exactly right. Your ambition knows no bounds and you find the unlimited potential on the Internet and digital applications intriguing. If you are interested in creating engaging designs and eye-catching web sites, then this is a course for you. Note: The course utilizes Adobe™ In Design Suite software, which may not be available for in home use, therefore all class projects, must be produced during class. 

 Web Page Design: Graphic Production 12: This is an excellent course for students who are developing and art and design portfolio. Experimentation and exploration of new digital/traditional techniques and ideas will be stressed. There is the opportunity to work on projects for real clients.  Self-planned and directed projects will be a means of expression and evaluation.  

 AP (Advanced Placement) Computer Science Principles 11/12 (open to grades 9 – 12)Computer Science is the new Literacy. This is a course for everybody: introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career. Multiple Web 2.0 applications will be used for creating visual artifacts based on the material covered 

 AP (Advanced Placement) Computer Science A 12 (open to grades 11 – 12)Students start by learning the basic features of the Java language and progress until they have successfully completed the equivalent of a firstyear university course in programming. In early May, most students chose to write the AP Computer Science Exam to receive university credit for the course. The prerequisites for this course are Coding ICT11, Game Design ICT11 or AP CS Principles. However, if you have not taken any of them, you will have to write an introductory assignment before your enrolment in AP CS A. This course has the option of 7:30 a.m. or regular schedule block.  

 Tech Leadership 11/12 (Digital Media and IT): Students in this course could acquire practical skills, knowledge, and experience in scheduling, filming, and producing the recording of different school events. Students work on independent self-managed plans with minimum supervision and will be expected to demonstrate self-initiative and to be committed to the program. The instructor can expand the level of difficulty. This class could be scheduled “outside” timetable and an application form is required