Communication Technology

Offering outstanding opportunities for students of the digital arts, Communication Technology at Foothills Composite / AHSFA caters to the aspiring young creative professional. By providing authentic production environments, team-building and problem-solving in a project-based modular curriculum, students are able to explore a wide variety of passions within the digital arts. From raster, 3D, web, and vector-based graphic design to audio recording, broadcast journalism and film production. Students in CommTech also work collectively to produce content for the Falcon News Network, an in-house school and community news show.

At all grade levels, CommTech is composed of at least 5 mandatory modules worth 1 credit each. At the onset of grade 11, students will undertake a focus in either graphic arts (Program A) OR broadcast media and film production (Program B).

Communications Technology 10 (Introductory)

Credits: Every student must earn a minimum of 6 credits
Prerequisite: None
Required for: Communications Technology 20

Each student will complete the following 1-credit courses:

  • COM 1005 – Visual Composition
  • COM 1035 – Graphics Tools
  • COM 1055 – Web Design 1
  • COM 1105 – Audio / Video
  • COM 1165 – Printing 1
  • COM 1205 – Introductory Photography

Communications Technology 20 (Intermediate)

Credits: Every student must earn a minimum of 5 credits
Prerequisite: Communications Technology 10
Required for: Communications Technology 30

Each student will select a program of studies upon registration and complete the following 1-credit courses in their selected program (A OR B):

Program A (Graphic Arts)

  • COM 2035 – Raster Graphics 1
  • COM 2045 – Vector Graphics 1
  • COM 2055 – Web Design 2
  • COM 2910 – Major Design Project B
  • COM 2920 – Major Design Project C

Program B (Movie / TV / Media Production)

  • COM 2105 – AV Pre-production 1
  • COM 2115 – AV Production 1
  • COM 2125 – AV Post-production 1
  • COM 2910 – Major Design Project B
  • COM 2920 – Major Design Project C

Communications Technology 30 (Advanced)

Credits: Every student must earn a minimum of 5 credits
Prerequisite: Communications Technology 20
Required for: Communications Technology – Independant Study

Each student will complete the following 1-credit courses in their continued program stream (A OR B):

Program A (Graphic Arts)

  • COM 3035 – Raster Graphics 2
  • COM 3045 – Vector Graphics 2
  • COM 3245 – Outdoor Photography
  • COM 3910 – Major Design Project D
  • COM 3920 – Major Design Project E

Program B (Movie / TV / Media Production)

  • COM 3105 – AV Pre-production 2
  • COM 3115 – AV Production 2
  • COM 3125 – AV Post-production 2
  • COM 3910 – Major Design Project D
  • COM 3920 – Major Design Project E