Open to: Juniors & Seniors
Dual Credit: No
Graphic Arts I provides learning experiences common to all graphic communications occupations. Instruction should include use of color, balance and proportion in design; three-dimensional visualization; sketching; design procedures; layout; selection of type styles; selection of appropriate drawing tools and media; and the use of the computer as a communication tool. Planned learning activities will allow students to become knowledgeable of fundamental principles and methods and to develop technical skills related to the graphic arts industry.
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 industrial safety; stencil preparation and duplicating equipment operation; print screen preparation and printing; machine typesetting; ink and color preparation; assembly, binding, and trimming operations; layout, digital paste up and copy preparation. In addition, the course provides the student with learning experiences in the use of cameras and photographic equipment, development and processing of photographic negatives and prints, negative stripping and related platemaking procedures, photocomposition, photoengraving, lithography, and offset presswork. Use of the computer in graphic arts occupations should be emphasized.
Click the link below for information on potential jobs, pay scales, and type of work involved.