TGJ2O / TGJ3O
This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective.
Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production,
print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation.
Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos,
working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will
also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications
technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and
career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
Unit 1: Graphic Design
Students will develop graphic design skills using traditional sketching
techniques and computer design software. Students will be introduced
to the elements and principles of design and become familiar with what
makes a good composition.
Assignment 1: What is graphic design? PDF
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Assignment 2: Create a signature PDF
Layer Styles Example: JPG
Digital Image Editing Teacher Example: JPG
Elements of Design: Line, Shape, Direction, Size, Colour, value
Unit 2: Animation
In this unit students are introduced to multiple animation techniques and
applications. Student will use graphic design software, such as Adobe
Photoshop, to create images which will be animated using programs such
as GIF animator.
Activity 1: Flip Book Animation
Unit 3: Video Production
In this unit, students explore methods of creating, editing, and producing movies.
Students will use previously developed skills in graphic design, animation creation,
and 3D modeling to create a short film.
Unit 4: 3D Modeling
Students will learn how to create digital 3D objects using Google SketchUP.
Students will design numerous technology products while developing 3D
modeling skills and techniques.
History of Computer Animation
Light Bike 3D animation scene: Link
Pixar's First aniamtion: Link
Unit 5: Computer Aided Machining
In this unit, students explore methods of computer aided machining. Students
will create digital 3D models which will be machined using a 3 axis CnC
(Computer Numerically Controlled) machine.