DE-O-WAIN-STA (Yearbook)
Yearbook is an elective course that gives students marketable experience in print media publishing. This course works toward the completion and selling of a large finished product, the DE-O-WAIN-STA yearbook.

This class is different from most courses taught at RFA, in that it is a real business maintaining an account that must balance-out at the end of the year. In class, students compose, construct, and edit all elements of computerized text layout, graphic art, and digital photography. Students work on many clerical operations, write announcements, maintain signs, conduct student polls, take photos, and write articles. The course in turn covers many of the content standards and objectives encountered in English, art, photography, multimedia, business, marketing and computer technology courses. There is a considerable Out of class and after school time commitment, students will shoot digital photos, attend various events, sell and design
advertising. This course also examines legal and ethical issues of media law and copyright.

Units of study include teamwork, responsibility, brainstorming, theme development, content, coverage, concept, reporting, writing, headlines, captions, editing, photography, typography, design, graphics, finances, yearbook campaigns, advertising and distribution.

Desirable skills pre-enrollment: In-design (or publishing software), accounting, photoshop (or photo-editing software), computer graphic design, marketing, journalism, photography and a desire to capture the year for EVERYONE at RFA! It should be noted that you are not required to have any of the above mentioned skills, however it will make your experience much more enjoyable if you have at least some of them. We will be learning about all of them throughout the school year. You will need to be able to get to afterschool events and businesses on your own. There is a 4th marking period final project that will require you to use all of the skills you learned during the year in the production of the yearbook.
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