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Advanced Graphic Design and Illustration

Mrs. Mitsy Swift                                                               Room: 209
Email:                            Phone: 903-896-4856, x 8109
Class Times: 3rd- 9:38 - 10:23,                                   Conference: 6th Period 1:04 -1:49 pm
            5th- 12:15 - 1:00 pm

Class Topics

Advanced Graphic Design uses the enhancement of the Adobe Creative Suite software, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator and some InDesign to create advanced graphic documents.  Advanced style and techniques will be used throughout the layout and design process. The design process will be explored further, and students will be given more challenging graphic tasks and assignments which will include logo design.  Activities call for students to apply problem solving methodology to analyze and formulate real world solutions.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and use the Elements and Principles of Design in a decisive fashion
  • Evaluate designs (your work and others) for audience, meaning and effectiveness
  • Distinguish between the types of graphic images used
  • Understand and use color to communicate ideas to others
  • Understand the principles of graphic placement
  • Use typography effectively in a design
  • Utilize Adobe Photoshop to edit photographs and create artistic imagery
  • Utilize Adobe InDesign to create publications such as advertisements and brochures
  • Utilize Adobe Illustrator to create to vector images to be used for company logos, promotional uses or personal work, both in print and digital form
  • Explore the field of Marketing, Social Media and Advertising
  • Identify the numerous careers which are available
  • Research career opportunities in graphic design
  • complete Adobe Illustrator CS certification program by May 2018

Daily Work – 40% 

  • Research
  • portfolio work
  • lab work

Tests – 60%

  • End of Unit tests
  • Major projects

Make-up work:

Students involved in extracurricular activities that require absence from class must get assignments BEFORE the absence occurs. All work is expected within 1-2 days of return to school.

Revised 10/24/17

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