Graphic Design I and II
Graphic Design is a two-year course of study that introduces students to the Graphic Design and Advertising industries. Students will study typography, illustration, design and page layout, color theory, digital workflow, and print production using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop through a series of in-class tutorials, exercises and final design projects. Projects may include branding and advertising, publication design, vinyl design and sign making, screen printing, dye sublimation and digital printing. Second-year students will continue to expand their knowledge of graphic design and advertising to advance their visual communication skills. In addition, they will develop a comprehensive portfolio that highlights the student’s client projects completed throughout the school district and community.
Prerequisite: Strong communication skills (verbal, written) as evidenced by a C or better grade in all English classes, and a C or better in Art I, OR Desktop Publishing, OR Web Design.