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Graphic Arts

Graphic Design and Photography I

Grade: 10-12        Full Year        1 credit         Online+Learning Days

This course will introduce students to the skills needed in graphic design. Students will be exposed to photography, scanning, the elements and principles of design, effective thumb-nailing and typography. This course will address how artwork and photographic images can be used in commercial design. Students will create a digital portfolio for their artwork and they will be introduced to the following Adobe Creative Cloud Software: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Units will be based on the Print Ed competencies and the ND Graphic Communications Education Content Standards for introduction to Graphic Communications and Advertising Design.

Graphic Design and Photography II

Grade: 11-12        Full Year        1 credit         Online+Learning Days

Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Photography I

This course will build on the skills needed in graphic design and introduce students to potential careers, college and training opportunities for graphic designers. They will receive more advanced training in the following Adobe Creative Cloud Software: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. They will continue to refine and develop their digital portfolio. The students will create artwork and photographic images that can be used as logos, artwork for t-shirts and other promotional materials. Units will be based on the Print Ed competencies and the ND Graphic Communications Education Content Standards for introduction to Graphic Communications and Advertising Design.