The Grade 10 Comm Tech course at Hayden is an Open level introduction to Digital Media Production. It is divided into three basic units:
  • Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Desktop Publishing, and
  • Videography and Animation
In Graphics Design and Illustration you will learn how colour, type and layout can improve your publishing. You might make posters, CD covers, logos and many other publications, electronic and printed. You will learn colour theory, typography and the basic principles of good layout. You will use our state of the art computer lab and software like: PhotoshopCC, In-DesignCC and IllustratorCC to complete your assignments. 

Through Desktop Publishing you will learn the specifics of working with documents displayed for both print and the web  -- document setup, typographic controls, image manipulation, and printing.

In the Videography Unit you will learn about the mechanics and process of movie production. You may learn to edit a movie trailer into a commercial with voice over and effects. May produce your own screenplay, live action or stop-motion animation. 

The course is fun and hands-on, but to be successful, you need to develop your organization skills; it is a busy course! You will need to have great attendance; you need to be in class to produce your work.