Arts and Humanities
The Arts & Communications pathway will provide students with opportunities to recognize their talents and develop their interest in the humanities, performing, visual, literary, and media arts in preparation for post-secondary education and lifelong enrichment.
- Do you like to draw, paint, or visually depict what you see or imagine?
- Do you especially enjoy working with your hands?
- Do most people think of you as being creative?
- Do you often see things in a different way from other people?
- Do you like to communicate ideas?
- Do you like being in front of people singing, acting, or playing an instrument?
This course will teach students basic skills that will prepare students for a career in art and design. Using industry-standard software, students learn basic technical skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign on a Mac platform. Topics include fundamental principles of design, typography,document design, project management, advertising, and career exploration in design. This is a project-based course where students produce a digital portfolio and may receive college credit uponcompletion of the course. A trip to Chicago is included as a work-based learning opportunity for exposure to post-secondary schools and design studios. Basic computer skills are required.
Advanced Graphic Design
Prerequisite: Graphic Design or instructor permission
This course teaches the digital fundamentals in layout, design and illustration through a project-based learning approach. Current industry standard software is used on a Mac platform and applied to assess student proficiency and skills. Coursework focuses on enhancing skills in visual literacy, color theory and use of design elements, techniques in digital illustration, advertising, and entrepreneurship. All students will develop a portfol web design. A trip to Chicago is included as a work-based learning opportunity for exposure to post-secondary schools and design studios.