Graphic Design

Adobe-Creative-CloudThis course teaches design as a creative process in communication using illustrative and corporate views. Students will explore various methods used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. Students will build upon the knowledge learned in art classes and Graphic Design Fundamentals.

The course will be application-based with a minimum of lectures and demonstrations. The course requires student research and completion of all projects. Student will work individually to complete several projects that enable the student to learn how to work independently work to accomplish a task. Assignments will require students to draw upon academic skills in mathematics, science, and language arts to successfully complete assigned projects.

Course Objectives:

  • Master principles of and elements of design
  • Build upon a foundation in recognizing design elements
  • Develop advanced hands on-skills in the use of graphic design software and materials
  • Recognize, evaluate, and create graphic design projects
  • Explore careers in graphic design

Example Areas of Focus:

  • Overview of Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Desktop publishing (layout, InDesign)
  • Typography, headlines and captions
  • Graphics & Sidebars (ads, logos, Illustrator)
  • Story package design
  • Visual graphics (art, photos, composition, Photoshop)
  • Page/spread design
  • Web design (landing pages, websites, Muse, Dreamweaver)
  • Theme development (newsletter, magazine, yearbook) (verbal/visual connection)