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VANTAGE Multimedia Communications invites students to explore innovative, creative ways of producing stories using video and sound.

Students learn industry standards for digital media as well as broadcast advertising and social media. They explore the world of delivering podcasts, commercials, interviews and public service announcements.

For 2023-24, the name of this strand changed from “Digital Journalism” to “Multimedia Communications” to better connect to the associated professions, reflect the terminology in the field, and match the current course content. Multimedia Communications invites students to explore innovative, creative ways of producing stories using scriptwriting, video, and sound.

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I feel like I’m coming to my job, but I feel, at the same time, that I love what I do.

- Isaiah, Multimedia Communications Student

The VANTAGE Experience

Working with media professionals, students learn skills and industry standards for digital media, broadcast advertising, and social media content.

Students analyze works of fiction and non-fiction literature. They write analytical and interpretive pieces and examine writers' techniques to convey messages and effects. Students explore narrative techniques that can be applied to journalistic writing, investigative research, and storytelling. They investigate the world of podcasts, commercials, interviews, public service announcements, and community and local non-profits, organizations and small businesses.

Students are paired with a one-on-one mentor for the year as part of the VANTAGE program. Each semester, they work on external company projects, working on a real-world problem/challenge. Students receive valuable insights through guest instruction and enriching site visits that align with their academic curriculum. Throughout this experience, students develop and hone essential skills such as professionalism, teamwork, effective communication, problem-solving and leadership.

Register for Multimedia Communications if you are interested in: 

  • Story-telling through media
  • Creating videos
  • Podcasts
  • Fulfilling an art credit
  • Fulfilling an English credit

Course Credit

Grades offered: 11-12
MHS credits: 2.0

  • Video Production (1.0 art credit)
  • Digital Journalism and Investigative Research (1.0 English credit)