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

Activities

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 Equipment Basics

  1. Re-Introduction to the iPad
  2. Roland TrueVIS SG-540 Vinyl Printer/Cutter Basics
  3. Paper Cutter Basics

C – Adobe Illustrator Certification

  1. Introduction to GMetrix (should have been completed in Beginner Class already)
  2. Glossary (should have been started in Beginner Class already)
  3. Pre-Test (Testing Mode)
  4. Domain 1 (should have been completed in Beginner Class already)
  5. Domain 2 (should have been completed in Beginner Class already)
  6. Domain 3
  7. Domain 4
  8. Domain 5
  9. Post-Test (Testing Mode)
  10. Certification Test

Glossary (should have been started in Beginner Class already)Pre-Test (Testing Mode)Domain 1 (should have been completed in Beginner Class already)Domain 2 (should have been completed in Beginner Class already)Domain 3Domain 4Domain 5Project: Surreal CompositePost-Test (Testing Mode)Certification Test

D – SkillsUSA Design Competition

SkillsUSA Washington Design Competition

E – Community Projects

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

F – Portfolio

  1. Finalize and bind the Printed Portfolio
  2. Create Online Portfolio (Portfolio Website)

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