Graphic Design

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None
Length: One trimester/one-half credit (may not be repeated for credit)

Course Description

Students in this course will be introduced to the basics of graphic design including: Typography, professional design software, elements and principles of design and design history. Students use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create various independent and group projects.

Course qualifies for Fine Arts and Career & Tech Credit.

Required Material

  • Chromebook or other type of computer
  • Headphones
  • iPad (can be checked out from the school)

Course Resources

  • LinkedIn Learning Website
  • Adobe Website
  • other texts and websites applicable to the field

Course Calendar


  1. Student Questionnaire (Worksheet)
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Classroom Introduction
  4. Classroom Computers
  5. All About Me
  6. Portfolio Creation (Website created)
  7. What is Graphic Design?
  8. Introduction to the iPad
  9. Introduction to Adobe Fresco
  10. Fresco Drawing
  11. Introduction to GMetrix
  12. Adobe Illustrator Part 1 // Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
  13. Masters of Design // Adrian Frutiger
  14. Typography Scavenger Hunt
  15. Typograms
  16. Adobe Illustrator Part 2
  17. Kaleidotype
  18. Pictogram (include Masters of Design // Otl Aicher)
  19. A Brief History of Graphic Design
  20. Low Poly in Illustrator
  21. ??? Introduction to Adobe InDesign // LearnKey Domian 2??
  23. Layout and Composition
  24. Advertising Design
  25. Yearbook Design Basics
  26. Me-Spread
  27. Careers in Graphic Design
  28. Portfolio Website

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