Media & Design Department includes film study and design development, TV/Multimedia design and application. Graphic Design also includes animation and software analysis.
In our TV broadcasting and film classes, students learn to work as a team, act with professionalism and meet deadlines. Our film and broadcasting students are frequently seen around campus with video cameras or pouring over the computer screens as they edit their final work.
Broadcasting students produce The Griffin Network News (GNN), a weekly 15-20 minute newscast that airs in the Middle & Upper School Advisory class periods. Film students study the evolution of film, the art of videography and screenwriting.
Students collaborate in teams, working on a variety of projects such as Public Service Announcements, a children's movie, a documentary and a short film of personal choice.
Graphic Design & Animation Class
Graphic Design & Animation classes are offered to both Middle School and Upper School students. These courses are designed to introduce students to the foundational elements of visual communication. Students will explore all types of creativity through 3D, video, digital illustration, and page layout techniques. A variety of Adobe Software applications are used within both classes to broaden the foundational skills within Graphic Design and Animation.
Upper School students have the opportunity to work on the yearbook throughout the duration of the year as an elective course. Through this collaborative and highly-technical course, students gain essential skills for success as they work through layout design, photography, copy-writing, and advertising sales.
Photography courses are available to students that desire to learn more about the fundamental skills of digital photography. Students will learn to master photo composition on DSLR and cell phone cameras. Additionally, students demonstrate their creativity through photo-editing software to bring out the best in their photographs.