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  • 9th
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  • 11th
  • 12th
  • Credit=0.5 (1 Semester)
  • Dual Credit


Pre-Requisite: None

Course Description:  Students learn the principles of graphic design and visual communication. Methods, strategies, and techniques for creating original artwork will be taught. A variety of art materials and software programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will be used to explore basic design techniques. Students will analyze artworks and learn about graphic design's origins in the history of art. They will be exposed to a variety of disciplines within the Graphic Design field, including logo design, poster design, typography, packaging design, and illustration.

Work Load:  Mostly Individual work with emphasis on formative critiques. This looks like multiple in-progress assessments, or formative critiques, of students' artwork, and these formative critiques guide revisions of student artwork until a satisfactory end is achieved.

Why would you be interested in the Class:  Graphic design in high school can provide students with many important skills they will need after graduation. When students learn the basics and discover their unique style in high school, they will be way ahead of their peers when it comes time to enter the job market.

  • CCR
  • Fine Arts - Visual