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 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 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


A – Course Introduction

  1. Student Questionnaire
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Classroom Introduction
  4. Classroom Computers Refresher
  5. All About Me Update
  6. Create Printed Portfolio

B – Advanced Graphic Design Basics

  1. How to pick up a print from the CTE Copier
  2. Adobe Illustrator Refresher
  3. Re-Introduction to the iPad
  4. Roland TrueVIS SG-540 Vinyl Printer/Cutter Basics
  5. Paper Cutter Basics
  6. Advanced InDesign Information
  7. Printing Technologies

C – Community Projects

  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. Knowledge Test
  2. Portfolio Completion
  3. Equipment Return
  4. Computer Checkout
  5. Gallery Walk

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