• Performing Arts:  Mass Communications
     (Journalism, Newspaper, Yearbook, Broadcast Technology)

  • Performing arts includes courses in three areas:  music, communications, debate/ forensics/theatre.  Each of the three areas are addressed separately in the navigation links to the left.

  • If you have additional questions, refer to the Performing Arts: Mass Comm section of the Course Description Guide.


    Journalism classes offer an incredible way for you to be involved in this school.


    This is your unique chance to:   

    • Make your mark on BVN
    • Be part of the newspaper and/or yearbook tradition
    • Join our close knit family 

    21st Century Journalism Class:

    • Prerequisite for both newspaper and yearbook
    • Learn the basics of journalism
    • Build a strong foundation for practice
    • Design for various needs and audiences
    • Write many styles of stories - news, web, opinion, feature, sports
    • Study photojournalism
    • Create multimedia products.


    After completing 21st Century Journalism, you can apply to be on the Digital Communications Newspaper or Yearbook staff. You may also apply for staff if you have a photography and/or a graphic design background.


    Digital Communications - Newspaper I & II (and Staff):

    • Create timely stories for the print and online
    • Cover school events in a timely manner using our website and social media
    • Provide in-depth coverage and storytelling
    • Take photos of BVN events
    • Design and produce the monthly North Star

    Digital Communications - Yearbook (and Staff):  

    • Provide the historical record of the year
    • Engage in creative design
    • Learn effective photojournalism
    • Provide unique coverage of the school
  • If you have additional questions, refer to the Performing Arts section of the Course Description Guide or contact Mr. Charlie Huette.

    Media Production: Broadcast Technology I

    Media Production: Broadcast Technology I offers students a basic understanding of professional video production technology. Broadcast I offers hands-on experience in many aspects and techniques of professional video production, including pre- and post-production work with industry-standard equipment and software. Students will learn principles of visual storytelling, interviewing, editing, videography, and audio mixing. Broadcast I not only provides students with practical experience with the technical side of video production technology; the course also explores the responsible and ethical use of these technologies and aims to deepen students’ conceptual understanding of the digital media landscape.  

    Digital Media Production - Broadcast II


    Digital Media Production--Broadcast II expands upon the fundamental techniques offered in Broadcast Technology I as students produce audio and video products for distribution to real audiences across a variety of digital platforms. The Broadcast II classroom serves as the school’s video production and student media studio, and the dynamic class environment encourages collaboration and creativity and follows professional production standards. Students in Broadcast Technology II will practice many skills demanded in the workplace, and will have the opportunity to learn about video- and media-related careers and post-secondary opportunities. Additionally, students will have opportunities to learn a host of professional post-production and media tools, including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Dreamweaver, and many others as needed. Broadcast II is an application class, and it can be repeated for credit.