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Interactive Digital Media

April 7, 2021
Interactive Digital Media

This is a new program that is being implemented at Tec-Voc High School.  Students in Grade 10 can enter into the program during the 2021-22 school year.  Please scroll down to see a listing of optional courses that are available for all students in Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 during the 2021-22 school year.

The Interactive Digital Media (IDM) program provides students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to develop and produce interactive digital media projects, such as apps, games, websites, virtual worlds, and cross-platform media.  Students must complete the following eight (8) courses to receive an IDM diploma:

Grade 9 Courses (.5 Credit)
This course is designed for students to explore interactive digital media. Students will learn the basics of creating video games, animated graphics and websites.
Interactive Digital Media (.5 Credit) DM093H1S

Grade 10 Courses (2021-22 Implementation)
Students in the IDM program are required to take at least one (1) of the following Grade 10 courses:

Computer Science Gr.  10 (1 Credit) ISTV22
Introduction to Multimedia/Animation (1 Credit) ISTV23/ISTV24
 
Grade 11 Courses (2022-23 Implementation)
Grade 11 IDM will be implemented in the 2022-23 school year. Please scroll down to find optional courses that will be offered to Grades 10, 11 and 12 for the 2021-22 school year.

Students in the IDM program are required to take these three (3) courses:
- DM095V3 Interactive Digital Asset Creation (1 credit)
- DM096V3 Coding for Interactive Digital Media (1 credit)
- DM097V3 Interactive Digital Media Design (1 credit)

Students will learn design theory and how to create original assets such as vector images, rasterized images, 2-D animations, 3-D models, sound effects and rigging. Students will learn programming theory, and how to incorporate it into interactive digital media projects.

Grade 12 Courses (2023-24 Implementation)
Grade 11 IDM will be implemented in the 2023-24 school year. Please scroll down to find optional courses that will be offered to Grades 10, 11 and 12 for the 2021-22 school year.

Students in the IDM program are required to take these four (4) courses:

DM098V4 Advanced Interactive Digital Asset Creation
DM099V4 Advanced Coding for Interactive Digital Media
DM100V4 Project Management for Interactive Digital Media
DM101V4 Futures in Interactive Digital Media 

Students will learn the skills related to creating advanced features of dynamic asset creation, and to applying code to assets.  Students will learn to code in more than one language, focusing on advanced programming theory and techniques. Students will collaborate with others as they apply the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses in order to create, manage, and release an authentic interactive digital media project.

Optional Courses

 Students interested in computer science, animation or web development can take the following option courses:

Computer Science Gr.  10 (1 Credit) ISTV22
This course introduces students to Interactive Digital Media through video game design.  Students will use multiple different game development environments to learn logical thinking, code reusability and proper decision making structures. Students will be introduced to program design and project management along with tools for independent learning.

Introduction to Multimedia/Animation (1 Credit) ISTV23/ISTV24
 This course introduces students to Interactive Digital Media by focusing on pre-production and asset creation.  Students will learn how to create stories, concept art, storyboards, 2d graphics, 2d animations and a basic interactive project. Students will learn industry software, such as, Adobe Photoshop and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro & Harmony.

Computer Science Gr.  11 (1 Credit) ISTV35
 In this course students will be writing code in an Object Oriented Programming Environment (OOP). This course strives to develop fundamental program skills using the Python programming language.  Students will be challenged to solve problems with Python and to use the PyGame environment to create their own video game.

Multimedia & Animation Fundamentals (1 Credit) IMHR3S/ISTV39
 This course teaches students how to create stories and digital assets for interactive digital media projects. Topics will include vector graphics, 2D animations, 3D models and 3D animations. Students will learn using industry software, such as, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro & Harmony.

Web Development (1 Credit) ISTV31/ISTV32
 In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of web design. Students will explore HTML, and CSS coding standards. This course will be project based and is an ideal choice for students wanting to establish a web presence. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Computer Science Gr.  12 (1 Credit) ISTV43
 This course builds upon concepts learned in game 11 and introduces students to both the C# and Java development environments.  The goal of this course is to get students ready for both post secondary studies and to introduce them to more advanced coding concepts and ideas.  The prerequisite for this course is grade 11 Computer Science.

Advanced Coding Digital Media (1 Credit) DM099V4S
 This course explores the development of websites using HTML, CSS, scripting, and database technologies. Students will install, modify and maintain CMS systems. Students will register domains, maintain external web space, and upload a website to the Internet. The prerequisite for this course is Web Development.

Advanced Digital Asset Creation (1 Credit) DM098V4S

This course teaches students how to create advanced digital assets and animations for interactive digital media projects. Students will learn how to conceptualize projects, plan projects, create advanced 2D animations, 3D models and 3D animations using Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Blender and/or Autodesk Maya.


 


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