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Digital Arts

Notre Dame Preparatory is a leading high school in digital video production, digital photography and graphic design.

Digital Video

Over the years, NDP has earned multiple awards from the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association for excellence in the following categories: video announcements, live streams, promos, animated graphics, on-camera talent, and special video projects.

Students at NDP have opportunities to gain experience in news broadcast, film cinematography and marketing promotions to begin building their reels in time for college.

Digital video classes offered at Notre Dame Preparatory range from beginner to advanced. Everyone in these classes work hand-in-hand with NDP's student-led club NDP Live! NDP Live! works with our communications and marketing department, to produce all digital promotions for NDP including: video announcements, event live streaming, promotional videos, and so much more. 

NDP's St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Center houses a cutting edge video studio equipped with state-of-art technology to give our students a quality digital video recording and editing experience. 

NDP is blessed to have relationships with local media companies, including ABC15 KNXV to witness a live newscast.

Whether your child is picking up a camera for the first time or they are expert videographers, we encourage them to take at least one of our digital video classes. From there, we promise they will find a special area of interest throughout their four years at Notre Dame Preparatory. 

To see all of NDP's videos and live streams please visit our YouTube channel at

Digital Photography

Our beginning and advanced digital photography classes teaches the casual photographer more about digital cameras and their components. Characteristics of the visual arts are discussed. Elements of photography are taught and applied to assignments. A digital portfolio of photographs will be developed by the end of each semester. Our students also learn how to use photo editing software to create special effects. Ethics of photojournalism is also discussed. Many of our photography students help with school events to provide photos for our marketing department. 

Meet Our Digital Arts Teachers

Mrs. Strolic has been teaching for more than 35 years. She started her career at St. John's Indian School, in Kotmatke Village, AZ. Her other teaching positions were all around the Valley including at the Tesseract School and Desert Canyon Middle School. Further abroad, she taught humanities at the Walworth Barbour American International School located in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel.

Hired in March 2002, she was NDP's first English Department chair and then moved on to be the newly created Fine Arts Department chair. She has been the Yearbook moderator for 17years. She co-moderates the Mater Dei chapter of the National Honor Society. Since 2002, she has worn many hats: senior moderator, Graduation coordinator, Photography Club moderator, drama teacher. Currently she teaches the Digital Arts: Digital Painting and Digital Photography, along with Introduction to Graphic design.

Mr. Coleman was born in Southern California and was raised in Las Vegas, NV as well as Phoenix, Arizona. He has worked in the advertising and production profession for the last 20 years and has recently made the transition to education. He has 2 sons and an amazing wife. His hobbies are playing and making music, as well as producing a weekly radio show.

Mr. Coleman teaches broadcasting and digital video and photography classes.