Two progressive semester courses are offered each year in Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design and in Illustrator and Graphic Design. Students in both levels will attend class together, and teaching will be differentiated based on prior coursework in this area. Students may opt to take one or both courses.
Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design 1.0
This introductory semester course focuses on 2D design, Adobe Photoshop editing, and various graphic design software to manipulate and alter existing images and text. Students are introduced to Adobe Creative Cloud and use this industry-standard software for photo editing and publication. Graphic design software allows students to combine text and images for newsletters, newspapers, logos, and advertising. The class focuses on the creative aspects of developing graphic design and digital images as art projects.
Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design 2.0
Prerequisite: 0.5 credit in Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design
Students continue to create original artwork while building on their previous graphic design skills. Projects focus on advanced uses of graphic design and photo editing software. Student expectations are higher, and assignments are increasingly more complex. This course culminates with the production and printing of a final portfolio demonstrating a high level of skill and content.