CyberARTS is a four year program that combines traditional art and digital technology with a fast-paced, hands on, approach to learning.

Our student driven, project-based curriculum develops artistic and academic skills while encouraging self-esteem, independent work habits and creative / critical thinking. The four-year program is integrated with Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements. Projects are both cooperative and independent, involving Foundation Arts, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design, Web Design, Multimedia, Film, Photography and Animation.

There is a focus on artistic expression with knowledge of design and technical experience. The curriculum is designed to maximize student potential and develop their entrepreneurial spirit through a variety of expanded opportunities.

Grade 9 students gain credits in Visual and Media arts. The Media Arts course uses a range of technology and includes an introduction to animation

Grade 10 students take Communications Technology and Visual Arts.

Grade 11 students take Visual Arts and Media Arts: Animation.

Grade 12 students take Visual Arts and Media Arts: Animation.

Other opportunities include additional Visual Arts courses that can be taken from grade 10. More Com Tech courses can be taken from grade 11.

Two or four credit Cyber Co-op is available to Grade 12 students. Gaining valuable experience in sectors such as Film, Graphic Design, Web Design, Medical Illustration and more.

In Grades 11 and 12 students can join the Creative Centre SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major). More information below.

Grade 11-12

The Creative Centre SHSM

is a specialized program that allows students to gain credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and focus their learning on Creative Industries. Students receive the SHSM seal on their diploma.
SHSM’s are open to all but student’s in the CyberARTS program already meet many of the credit requirements.

Creative Centre Animation

The Cyber lab has been upgraded with new drawing tablets and Toon Boom Harmony; software designed for Film, TV and Video Game Animation. It is used by studios, such as DreamWorks, Time Warner, Disney, Bento Box Entertainment and many more!

Student’s will use Harmony in their lessons and have the option to join the extra curricular Animation club. There is the option of taking a Seneca College credit while still in high school or taking two industry recognized animation certifications. These can be also be used towards the SHSM qualification.

NHSS CyberARTS Partners