Multimedia Design I/II (Yearbook)

Course Number: 650/651

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual and Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one year of the VAPA graduation requirement.

Course Description:
This is a full-year course that introduces students to the basics of photojournalism. Students will aspire to create photographs consistent in quality and content with images taken for digital media, such as magazines. The course will cover various aspects of photojournalism, including historical, ethical, legal and artistic issues. The emphasis will be on digital photography and journalistic writing in the recording and retelling of student sport, social and school activities and experiences. There will be a mix of field assignments, writings, class discussions and lectures. This class will cover advanced topics in photography and graphic design. The end result is Villa Montemar: the school yearbook. Students provide their own digital camera (minimum of 6 megapixels) and a flash drive or portable external hard drive. Course will familiarize students with cameras, computers, and software programs used in graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop).

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • None

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
None