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

Activities

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Introduction to Adobe Spark
  3. Quote Decal
  4. Composition // Contrast
  5. Composition // Hierarchy
  6. Composition // Alignment
  7. Composition // Balance
  8. Composition // Proximity
  9. Composition // Repetition
  10. Composition // Simplicity
  11. Composition // Function
  12. iPad Operation & Handling
  13. Double Exposure
  14. Masters of Design // Paul Rand
  15. Masters of Design // Adrian Frutiger
  16. Masters of Design // Jan Tschichold
  17. Masters of Design // David Carson
  18. Masters of Design // Jessica Hische
  19. Masters of Design // Paula Scher
  20. Masters of Design // Otl Aicher
  21. Masters of Design // Stefan Sagmeister
  22. Portfolio
  23. Portfolio Review

Other Ideas

  • Neville Brody
  • Erik Spiekermann
  • Debbie Millman
  • Saul Bass
  • Milton Glaser
  • Alan Fletcher
  • Claude Garamond
  • Jacqueline Casey
  • Birthday Invite
  • Excuse Me
  • Design your own font
  • Design a logo for yourself
  • Create a brochure
  • Font Advertising Poster
  • Posters illustrated with the alphabet
  • Awareness Day Poster
  • Wildcat Apparel