Media & Publications Program

  • Program description:
    The goal of the Media & Publications program is to provide students with the skills to create and publish products such as newspapers, yearbooks and online publications. Students learn all facets of the publishing industry including writing, photography, design, law and ethics, social media, multimedia, and product distribution.


    Laptop with social icons floating above screen on a bright green background The sequence of courses:

    • Year 1: Media & Publications 1–2 or Honors Media & Publications 3–4
    • Year 2: Media & Publications 3–4 or Honors Digital Communications 5–6

    Optional courses beyond sequence:

    • Media & Publications 5-6 or Honors Media & Publications 5–6
    • Media & Publications 7-8 or Honors Media & Publications 7–8

    CTSO: FBLA

    Industry certification:
    Adobe Certified Associate InDesign or Photoshop

    Related careers:
    Portrait companies (eg. Lifetouch), community newspapers, self-employment photography (eg. weddings, senior portraits), web startups

    Post-Secondary pathways:
    Journalism (photojournalism, sports journalism, investigative journalism, magazine journalism, business journalism); broadcasting (radio, TV); communications; public relations; marketing; social media; advertising; sports and media studies


    Digital Communications program contact:
    Nicole Davis, Program Lead (MHS) ndavis@tempeunion.org