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MULTIMEDIA STUDIES PROGRAM
CIS is implementing the new Multimedia Studies Program designed to equip grade 11&12 students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to thrive in a connected world. With the recent blistering development of the different digital platforms, more and more talented students decide to connect their future to visual communications, multimedia studies, and digital storytelling.
Filming Techniques
Sound Creation
Robotics Engineering
Graphic
Design
The Multimedia Studies Program at CIS will help the students develop those unique skills to become effective visual storytellers and creative problem-solvers. The students will be challenged on both technical and creative levels to produce compelling narratives, persuasive imagery, and emotive soundscapes, using digital tools. As students proceed through the course, they may choose to develop a focus for practical skills development in Graphic Design, Sound Creation, and/or or Filming Techniques.

At the end of the program, all students will have a massive portfolio of their works, which they will further use when applying to universities and building their future careers. The skills that they will acquire during the program will help them continue their academic journey in the field of journalism, marketing, film making, graphic design, sound making, and visual science.

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MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM COURSES
Graphic Design
Studies in graphic design will empower learners to design for projects that they are passionate about, employing visual literacy techniques to communicate compelling messages for their chosen target market. Applying the iterative process of 'design thinking', students will produce sketches, mood boards, wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to achieve their goals, using a range of traditional and digital tools, from pencils to 3D modeling software.

Successful students will confidently demonstrate the relationship between harmoniously balanced visual elements to tell their story and convey their message in an impactful way.

Prior experience in digital software is not expected and the only prerequisite for students is a willingness to explore, create and reflect on the value of 'eye candy'.
Photography
Students have the opportunity to capture and examine moments in life, and to reflect upon their personal visual responses to the world around them. Through thought-provoking photographic assignments, students will experiment with creating and manipulating digital images beyond the traditional and predictable, using a range of industry appropriate digital tools and software, including 360┬░ Virtual Reality.

Successful students will curate their personal digital portfolio, and share meaningful stories with new learning communities that they establish via social media.

Prior experience with specific tools is not essential, though it is expected that students are ready to move beyond a 'selfie'.
Film
Those who understand the perspectives of others are well equipped to help build communities. Film students have the opportunity to use a range of techniques to tell stories that empower those communities.

Students will collaborate to apply 'design thinking' methodology to the production of their own short films. All the phases of production will be encountered including brainstorming, storyboarding, planning shooting schedules, filming, editing, post-production effects and audio.

Successful students will demonstrate heightened empathy for their communities, while challenging audience viewpoints and biases through technically competent digital storytelling.

Prior experience with video recording/editing software like iMovie is not expected, though it is expected that students are willing to explore culture through different film genres.
Digital Composition
Using digital recording and editing software, students have the opportunity to explore the structure and recording of music as a design problem, with the intention of creating original soundscapes to accompany visual imagery. The quality and character of the compositions will be determined by the needs of their identified market, and their own personal music interests.

Successful students will compose, record and produce their own original compositions, to elicit emotional responses from engaged audiences.

Prior experience with 'Digital Audio Workstations' (DAW) like GarageBand and Logic are not expected, but curiosity and love for music are essential.