The DZINE Werx program is designed for students who are interested in applying their creativity to communicating ideas and concepts in both print and digital media. Students develop the expertise required to become graphic designers through strong practical and theoretical lessons in typography, the basic fundamentals of creativity, design, image, form, colour, and production skills. The program includes extensive hands-on training in current software tools, allowing students to present their design solutions in a variety of formats.

Students begin by learning the design fundamentals for print and interactive media; then shift their focus on larger projects in a classroom agency-like setting, as well as participate in a variety of field trips.

Key Learning Areas

  • Media or Visual Arts
  • Communications
  • Computer Competency

Program Requirements

  • Students grades 9 and up
  • A computer lab (preferably Mac environment)
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5 or newer (Essential software needed:)
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
  • Students are required to have a minimum 32GB USB Key for project storage