Skyline 3

Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of IN160A/B - Yearbook and an interest in photography, journalism/publishing, computer-based design, and student leadership.

General Description: In this yearlong, second year course, students will advance in yearbook journalism writing/photography and computer functions while creating the Skyline High School yearbook. The fundamentals of yearbook journalism include coverage of the year’s events, ethics, writing story copy, writing captions, creating sidebars, and photojournalism. Computer skills include creating aesthetically pleasing layouts, using enhancing graphics, and effectively using color. Integral to the second-year student’s role is developing and carrying out a theme, both verbally and graphically. Additional responsibilities include planning the yearbook ladder, and leadership is an expected role for Yearbook 2 students, which will manifest in editorial positions and/or mentoring new staff members. After school time is necessary for this class.

Content:

  • Layout and design using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop software
  • Writing copy, captions, and headlines
  • Libel and copyright issues
  • Digital photography
  • Publicity

Strategies:

Students learn through a combination of:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Direct instruction
  • Exploration
  • Use of technology

Equipment to be provided by Student: It is helpful if students have their own DSLR digital camera, but class DSLR digital cameras will be available for check out. Students will be required to attend selected school events outside of regular hours which will require them to make their own transportation arrangements. If there is a concern about the cost, please see the ASB bookkeeper or your counselor.

Note: This course counts as a Fine Art credit for graduation, but it may not meet the four-year college admissions requirement for Fine/Visual/Performing Arts.