Advanced Graphic Design

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Graphic Design or Basics of Visual Communication
Length: One trimester/one-half credit (may be repeated for credit)

Course Description

Students in this course will develop and further their skills in graphic design, project-management, team-work and leadership. Students use Adobe’s Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) to create various independent, group and community projects. Projects may include: Magazine design, book design, poster design, logo design, event branding and portfolio design.

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. Course Introduction
  2. Apply Bathroom Door Decals
  3. Portfolio Website
  4. Introduction to the iPad
  5. Masters of Design // David Carson
  6. Do a design project for Mrs. Jansen (different for each)
  7. Refresher: iMac and Google Drive
  8. Introduction to GMETRIX
  9. Dive deeper into Adobe Illustrator
  10. Dive deeper into Adobe Photoshop
  11. Low Poly
  12. SkillsUSA Washington Design Competition
  13. Introduction to Adobe InDesign
  14. Make the SkillsUSA Design as a sticker
  15. Poster Design & Make on the Vinyl Printer
  16. Careers in Graphic Design
  17. Finalize Portfolio Website
  18. Portfolio Review

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