Graphic Design is open to Juniors and Seniors who have already successfully completed Art I & Art II. The course is meant to serve as an introduction to Graphic Design, a widely varied and exciting art-related career field with high earning potential. Students who should consider this class are those who are curious about learning more about Graphic Design, maybe to pursue it as a future college major and/or career option, and who are willing to work hard!
Students will explore the different facets of Graphic Design, including the Principles of Design, digital image making, typography, layout, and more. Projects range from logo design to poster design, and students will also learn to use various design software. In addition, students will explore the history and development of Graphic Design, and learn about key designers from throughout history.
Students enrolled in the course should have access to all course documents, videos, and other information via Canvas.
This semester, students will be supplied with an Art Kit of basic materials that we'll be using. Blended Learners (hybrid students), will need to bring these Kits to and from school with them, as there will not be communal supplies available in the classroom as part of our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All students, Blended or Distance Learners, will be expected to return their Kit at the end of the semester.
Each student will also have a paper Portfolio Folder. Blended Learners will need to use these to carry their current project back & forth. Distance Learners may use theirs as a place to store their projects throughout the semester.
Students will be provided with computers*, software*, and drawing tablets* for digital work. This course will have a strong digital component, so please make sure that you are willing to be patient with learning new software!
*Due to the Hybrid Learning model, Distance Learners may have a different experience. We cannot at this time provide desktop computers for Distance Learners, and our current software and drawing tablets cannot be used on a Chromebook. We are working on a solution to this issue.
GRAPHIC DESIGN WILL BE OFFERED EVERY OTHER YEAR. As it will be offered during the Spring 2021 semester, the next time it will be offered is during the 2022-2023 school year.