Course ID: Pending – please sign up with counselor
Open to Grade: 11-12
UC a-g: None
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Graphic Design 2 or teacher recommendation.
Recommended: It is highly recommended that students earn a B or better in the prerequisite course. Students should consult their current teacher for placement recommendation.
This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of effective graphic communication with an emphasis on Adobe Photoshop as a primary design tool. Students will participate in the full design process, including brainstorming, conceptualizing, communicating with the client, pre-press production, and collaborative critiquing. Students will explore the fundamentals of graphic design theory and the career potential within the design field. Emphasis is on giving students real world experiences in creative problem-solving in the design environment through both drawing and photo manipulation within the Photoshop environment.