Digital Arts

Three Digital Arts students stand in discussion while using video equipment.

The Digital Arts program invites Upper School students into the world of film, photography, and broadcast media. In Grade 9, they are introduced to the basics of these media, with advanced coursework available as electives in Grades 10–12. 

Designed for Grade 9, the introductory course on film and photography teaches the basics of exposure, composition, and editing, as well as Adobe Creative Cloud. Students are encouraged to harness the power of their own stories and perspectives into the creative process. Electives offered in the upper grades include Broadcast Media, Advanced Photography, and Advanced Film.

Thanks to the generous support of our Westmark School families, students have access to a fully equipped studio— home to Westmark News Network—where they produce and broadcast news segments for the School community.


View the Gallery

View a selection of photographs created by Digital Arts students.
A student's photograph of a blooming flower close up.

By Alec

A tree with falling autumn leaves against a white sky.

By Roxy

A student's photograph of a person holding a hat over his face against a wall, with cloudy blue sky above.

By Hayden

A student's photograph showing the back of a person running in a desert landscape.

By Jasper

A lighthouse in black and white seen from a sidewalk.

By Katherine

A student's photograph of a hallway, which appears blurry

By Jack

A student's photograph of a close up of leaves.

By Dejah

An American football team as shown along the sidelines.

By Alex

A student's photograph of several airplanes in formation against an orange sky

By Charlie


Watch an Episode

Check out the final episode of the 2022–2023 season of "Before You Go." This series is produced by our Broadcast Media class and aired on the Westmark News Network. In this hands-on class, the Upper School students learn to craft stories, film interviews, and edit footage to report on life at Westmark.