Advanced Graphic Design

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Graphic Design
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 Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) to create various independent, group and community projects. Projects may include: Poster design, sticker design, banner design, logo design, event branding and portfolio design.

Course qualifies for Fine Arts and Career & Tech Credit.

Required Material

  • Chromebook (provided by the school)
  • iMac (provided by the school)
  • Headphones (provided by the school)
  • iPad (provided by the school)

Course Resources

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

Course Calendar


A – Course Introduction

  1. Student Questionnaire
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Classroom Introduction
  4. Classroom Computers
  5. Join the Remind Group

B – Advanced Graphic Design Basics

  1. Advanced Student Expectations
  2. R
  3. Adobe Illustrator Refresher
  4. iPad Safety & Expectations Refresher
  5. iPad Operation Refresher
  6. Roland TrueVIS SG-540 Vinyl Printer/Cutter Basics
  7. Paper Cutter Basics
  8. Printing Technologies (tentatively)

C – Community Projects

Projects are different for everyone, but include the use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign or Adobe Express. Projects range from Poster Design to Event Branding, from Logo Design to Choir Concert Programs, from Apparel Design to a new map design for OHHS, …

  1. Project 1
  2. Project 3
  3. Project 3
  4. Project 4
  5. Project 5
  6. Project 6

Y – Extra Credit

  1. Create an Online Portfolio (Portfolio Website) –> with your own email address, not the school so that you can keep
  2. Complete additional projects.
  3. Work on the Adobe Certification for Adobe Illustrator or InDesign.
  4. Prepare for a SkillsUSA Design Competition (join the Google Classroom with code: gjagu4i –> Discuss with Mrs. Jansen before you start.

Z – Classroom Checkout

  1. Portfolio
  2. Equipment (iPad) Return
  3. Computer Checkout
  4. Gallery Walk
  5. Knowledge Test (tentatively)

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