• Graphic Communications
     
    Andy Powell
     
      
    Graphic Communications/Design Pathways
     
     
    Graphic Communications Career Pathway

    48.5610091                 *INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHICS AND DESIGN                                  

               

    This course provides students with an introduction to the principles of graphic communications and design and its place in the world. This course will help students to use computers effectively in their lives, thus providing a foundation for successfully integrating their own interests and careers with the resources of a technological society.

     

    In this course, students can acquire a fundamental understanding of the graphic communications and design world. They can learn the theories behind creating aesthetically pleasing designs and how to work with consumers. Exposure to career possibilities and discussion of ethical issues relating to graphic communications and design should also be important threads in this course.

     

    Graphic Communications includes the family of market segments embracing the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries; they are often referred to as the graphic arts, print, or imaging industries.

     

    Graphic Design is the process of communicating visually using typography and images to present information. Graphic design practice embraces a range of cognitive skills, aesthetics, and crafts, including typography, visual arts, and page layout. Like other forms of design, graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.

     

    48.5620092                 *GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
     
    (Career Academy Only) 

     

    This course focuses on the procedures commonly used in the graphic communication and design industries. Students will gain experience in creative problem solving and the practical implementation of those solutions across multiple areas of graphic communications.  Students will also understand and manipulate color to achieve various outcomes required by job specifications.
     
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Graphics and Design 48.5610091
     

    48.5690093                 *GRAPHIC OUTPUT PROCESSES
     
    (Career Academy Only)             

     

    Students gain experience in successfully completing the output processes of various projects in an increasingly independent manner. Students also learn to manage the output and completion process as a whole including customer relations management, printing, finishing, and binding.  Students accumulate work samples that will constitute their personal portfolio. Upon successful completion of the course, students are prepared to move into employment or a post-secondary education environment where self-motivation and a high level of skill are expected.
     
    Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphics and Design 48.5610091 and Graphic Design and Production 48.5620092
     
     
     

    Graphic Design Career Pathway

     
    48.5610091                 *INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHICS AND DESIGN                                  

               

    This course provides students with an introduction to the principles of graphic communications and design and its place in the world. This course will help students to use computers effectively in their lives, thus providing a foundation for successfully integrating their own interests and careers with the resources of a technological society.

     

    In this course, students can acquire a fundamental understanding of the graphic communications and design world. They can learn the theories behind creating aesthetically pleasing designs and how to work with consumers. Exposure to career possibilities and discussion of ethical issues relating to graphic communications and design should also be important threads in this course.

     

    Graphic Communications includes the family of market segments embracing the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries; they are often referred to as the graphic arts, print, or imaging industries.

     

    Graphic Design is the process of communicating visually using typography and images to present information. Graphic design practice embraces a range of cognitive skills, aesthetics, and crafts, including typography, visual arts, and page layout. Like other   forms of design, graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.
     


    48.5620092                 *GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
     
    (Career Academy Only) 

     

    This course focuses on the procedures commonly used in the graphic communication and design industries. Students will gain experience in creative problem solving and the practical implementation of those solutions across multiple areas of graphic communications.  Students will also understand and manipulate color to achieve various outcomes required by job specifications.
     
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Graphics and Design 48.5610091
     


    48.5280093                 *ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN
     
    (Career Academy Only)              

     

    Students will continue to explore the principles of design and layout procedures as they relate to graphic design. Course content will cover electronic systems and software programs used in graphic design, page composition, image conversion, and digital printing. Knowledge and skills in digital design and imaging will be enhanced through experiences that simulate the graphic design industry and school-based and work-based learning opportunities.  Students will also explore and develop the graphic design portfolio and resume in electronic, print, and photographic form.
     
    Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphics and Design 48.5610091 and Graphic Design and Production 48.5620092
     
Last Modified on February 27, 2015