GRAPHIC ARTS I
Open to: Juniors & Seniors
Dual Credit: No
Graphic Communications I provides learning experiences common to all graphic communications occupations. Students develop their skills through the operation of the computer, design concepts, and screen printing. Students will use software applications including: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. Students will be able to design and layout materials and publications, use a computer for typesetting, understand typography and its uses, understand color theory and its uses, run a vinyl cutting machine, learn how to screen print apparel, learn how to screen print poster. Art, reading, and spelling skills are a must in this field of work.
GRAPHIC ARTS II
Prerequisite: Graphic Art I
Open to: Seniors with completion of Graphic Arts I
Dual Credit: No
Graphic Art II provides learning experiences related to the tools, materials, processes and practices utilized in the printing industry. Instruction is provided in screen stencil preparation; screen preparation and printing; ink and color preparation; layout, digital layout and copy preparation. In addition, the course provides the student with learning experiences in the use of digital cameras and photographic equipment. The use of vinyl cutting equipment and application is also emphasized. Use of the computer in graphic arts occupations is a must. Students who are in Graphic Arts II have the chance to go out on Work Co-op their senior year depending on the skill level they achieve. The graphic arts industry continues to be the top employer in the United States. There is a constant demand for individuals who are well educated and motivated for entry-level positions in the screen printing and advertising industry. You can go virtually anywhere in the country and get a job working in the graphic communication profession.