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Digital Graphic Design

Grades: 10, 11 or 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: Creative Arts, 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

This course looks at graphic design in a broad context, including the history of the subject with a focus on typography, layout, and two and three-dimensional solutions. Students will use Adobe Photoshop, In-Design and Illustrator on Macintosh computers and Epson printers. There will be opportunities to incorporate drawing, photography and 3-D applications. A variety of assignments will guide students through the design process, from generating ideas, working to a brief and refining/developing drafts into a finished project. Some projects include logos, magazine article/layouts, posters, infographics, and packaging, amongst others. Successful completion of this course equips students to enroll in IB Visual Arts or AP 2-D Art and Design.