Computer Arts


Designed to equip students with the knowledge and ability to assemble a yearbook from start to finish.  Page layout, picture taking and cropping, copywriting, and editing are thoroughly covered.  There is typically a staff of six or seven editors who are responsible for each section and are usually seniors.  The remaining staff works in one or more sections under the guidance of these editors.

Graphic Design

A one-half credit elective course offered to students in grades 11 and 12 who have completed Basic Art.  The goal of graphic design is for students to gain a basic understanding of computer software programs and integrate their creativity.  Graphic design is a growing art medium that integrates image, form, and typography.  In this class, we will look at how graphic design is used in the world around us today and how we can apply it as an art form.  Students will work through design-based projects that will help them to develop their problem-solving skills.  They will gain a basic understanding through projects focused on advertising, editorial design, typography, posters, and package design.  As Christians, we can use graphic design as a tool to share positive messages with the world around us and share the talents and creativity that God has gifted to us.  Students will explore technology with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, as well as through the use of the camera, computer, and scanner.

Digital Photography

A half-credit elective offered to students who are in Grade 12. The goal of Digital Photography is for students to learn about the influence of Photography throughout history and the impact that it has on society today. They will learn basic camera and editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Through this project-based class, students will explore different facets of Photography and be able to apply them to their own Photography.