SHS Media and Visual arts Strand

Arts and Design Track (Multimedia Arts)

Go beyond the boundaries of art and design. Expand your creative talents. And take a step towards becoming an innovative interdisciplinary designer.

Art and design are no longer confined to paper and canvas. Both have now taken many shapes and forms—from the traditional to the digital to the experimental. So, why not explore the many ways you can communicate your ideas through graphic design, digital painting, drawing, and illustrations, video production, and other multimedia?

With CIIT Senior High School Media and Visual Arts Strand, you get a holistic and industry-approved multimedia arts education. Tackle subjects like Multimedia Studies, Graphic Design Photography, Film and Video Production, Traditional and Digital Drawing, and Writing for New Media. And get the skills to produce vlogs for YouTube, take captivating photos for Instagram, film witty TikTok shorts, and even publish your own Podcasts.

Plus, you’ll learn from leading practitioners, get hands-on experience working in the business, and train using professional tools and software. All of which serves as a stepping stone on your career path in the media and creative industries.


2 academic years
2 terms per year
2 quarters per term


7-10 subjects per quarter


160 hours


Specialized Subjects

Grade 11

  • 1

    Drawing 1

  • 2

    History of Graphic Design

  • 3

    Introduction to Multimedia Arts

  • 4

    Digital Photography

  • 5

    Elements and Principles of Graphic Design

Grade 12

  • 1

    Fundamentals of Film and Video Production

  • 2

    Color Theory

  • 3

    Writing for New Media

  • 4

    Typography and Layout

  • 5

    Work Immersion

In this course, you have the power to choose your own college path.

Why Choose CIIT

Take pride in being part of a close-knit Art and Tech community that offers a safe space for creators and innovators from diverse backgrounds. Collaborate with people from various disciplines, share your skills with peers, express your unique self, and pursue what interests you.
As a CIIT SHS student, you have access to a range of companies that are major players in their specialized fields. Our work immersion program provides you practical experiences while also building your resume.
Hone your skills with relevant industry-standard, cloud-based tools such as Adobe, Toon Boom, 3DS Max, Flash, Python, Java, and Unity, whether you are in school or elsewhere.
CIIT’s skills-based curriculum has subjects anchored on Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBAT) validated by our company partners. Develop real world skills that prepare you for the modern workspace.
Subjects are tailored to be strand-specific. Lessons are contextualized to give you perspective on how your specialization and general academic subjects equip you for your future career.
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Your Future

While instruction in the DepEd mandated academic subjects will be contextualized as specifically as possible for this strand, you will also be able to acquire the following specialized skills at the end of each year level:


In your first year, you will learn basic techniques and tools for drawing as well as how artworks are adapted into digital translations. An understanding of general elements and principles of design will be developed and will also be applied through photography. You will be able to develop solutions for design problems and produce effective layouts based on your analysis of an audience’s perceptual capabilities. The following technical skills will also be acquired such as:

  • Creating basic multimedia projects such as short films and online information campaign galleries using Adobe® Photoshop CC/InDesign software/Premiere
  • Setting up exhibitions
  • Using camera equipment and photo editing software
  • Creating photo projects and professional portfolios



Knowledge of art concepts will be further expanded in your second and final year. You will learn how color conveys messages and how to effectively use it. An appreciation for film, its process and history as well as the filmmaking process will be developed. Along with this, you will also acquire a nuanced comprehension of various media forms and its social implications. Instruction in the following practical skills will also be received:

  • Producing quality typography by using physical and digital tools
  • Publishing new media content online
  • Identifying opportunities for writing and publishing online content
  • Creating a music video or short film

We take a broad approach in providing you with industry-standard education. With a unique and specialized curriculum, we aim to build your skill set. From graphic design to film production to digital photography, you have the opportunity to create art in so many forms.

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Digital Marketing
  • Film Production
  • Fine Arts
  • Game Design
  • Multimedia Arts
  • Photography
  • Web Design

To call yourself an expert in the field of arts and design requires both technical knowledge and practical experience. At CIIT, our Media and Visual Arts strand can serve as a stepping stone on your pathway to a career in the media and creative industry.

  • Digital Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Photographer
  • Production Designer

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