GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS

Graphic Communications students will be introduced to industry-standard printing equipment to produce projects such as t-shirts, note pads, brochures, and business cards. Upon completing this program, students will have proficient skills on a Macintosh computer, along with basic knowledge of graphic software used in industry. Students may also earn 3 hours of college credit through Spartanburg Community College.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Press Operator

  • Graphic Designer

  • Photographer

  • Bindery Operator

  • Commercial Artist

  • Cutter Operator

  • Advertising Account Manager

  • Screen Printer

 

CURRICULUM

 

Graphic Communications I

Grades: 10-12 / Approximate Fees: $25
Prerequisite: None
In this introductory class, students will learn to use digital cameras, scanners, and Macintosh computers. The graphic software used in class includes Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop. Emphasis is on designing a project and taking it all the way through the commercial printing process, while learning to operate standard printing equipment.

Graphic Communications II

Grades: 10-12 / Approximate Fees: $25
Prerequisite: Completion of Graphic Communications I with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
Students will design and create images and logos using their creative skills to produce products related to the Commercial Graphics industry. After completing this course, the student will have advanced knowledge of graphic software use and the offset printing presses to create a variety of diverse media. Emphasis is placed on design priniciples, color theory, and typography.

Graphic Communications III

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $25
Prerequisite: Completion of Graphic Communications II with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
This course covers the basic theories, vocabulary, principles, techniques, media, and problem-solving skills required in design. Students will develop employability skills needed to enter the industry by producing an entry-level graphic portfolio and resume. *Students hoping to co-op in Graphics will request this section, as well as students who have a GPA below 3.00.

Graphic Communications III *Dual Enrollment THROUGH SPARTANBURG COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $70 (includes Spartanburg Community College tuition)
Prerequisite: Minimum 3.00 GPA or eligibility through placement testing; completion of Graphic Communications II with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
This dual enrollment course enables students to earn 3 hours of college credit in CGC115 Digital Photography through Spartanburg Community College. CGC115 is a study of digital photography from digital cameras to the computer-based printer and digital media. Students will develop employability skills needed to enter the industry by producing an entry-level graphic portfolio and resume. *Students enrolled in this course will NOT be eligible for Graphics co-op positions during the course.