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					                                       Course Snapshot
                            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
General
                   Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Requirements:
                   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?
Guiding
                           What is desktop publishing?
Questions:
                           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
                       E.   Photography
Units of Study:        F.   Fundamentals of Graphic Design
                       G.   Typography
                       H.   The Design Process and Layout Techniques
                       I.   Design Careers and Portfolios
                       J.   Art and Illustration


                   Desktop Publishing
                   Margins/White Space
                   Vector image
                   Raster image
Key Vocabulary:
                   Electronic Portfolio
                   Typography
                   JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP


                   Create graphic design and illustration projects such as T-shirts, cups, cartoons, posters,
Products &
                   CD covers, children’s books, etc. using hardware such as a color laser printer, poster printer,
Outcomes:
                   digital camera, scanner, press, and graphics tablet.
                  Students can join BPA (Business Professionals of America) to compete in Graphic Design
Student
                  competitions
Leadership
Organization:

                  Students have the opportunity to get certified in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5,
Certification &
                  and Adobe InDesign CS5
Licensures:

Credit:           1 technology or elective credit

				
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