Graphic Design and Illustration
A technology class where the students are introduced to the advertising and visual
communications industries by learning image editing, desktop publishing, and painting and
Course Overview: drawing software packages. The students will create projects using fundamental elements and
principles of visual art and design.
Grade Levels: 10-12
Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Required Prerequisite: None
What careers involve Graphic Design and Illustration?
How much money does a graphic designer make?
Do you need to go to college for a graphic design career?
What college major would you choose to become a graphic designer?
What is image editing?
What is desktop publishing?
What is the difference between a vector and raster image?
What are the copyright issues with multimedia projects?
What is an electronic portfolio?
Why do you need a portfolio?
A. Visual Communication
B. Overview of Graphic Design
C. Technology with Regard to Design/File Management
D. Ethics and Copyright Issues
Units of Study: F. Fundamentals of Graphic Design
H. The Design Process and Layout Techniques
I. Design Careers and Portfolios
J. Art and Illustration
JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Create graphic design and illustration projects such as T-shirts, cups, cartoons, posters,
CD covers, children’s books, etc. using hardware such as a color laser printer, poster printer,
digital camera, scanner, press, and graphics tablet.
Students can join BPA (Business Professionals of America) to compete in Graphic Design
Students have the opportunity to get certified in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5,
and Adobe InDesign CS5
Credit: 1 technology or elective credit