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. Graphic Communications I class also encompasses basic digital photography. Upon completing this program, students will have proficient skills on a Macintosh computer, along with basic knowledge of graphic software used in industry

 

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
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
Prerequisite: Graphic Communications I
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 (Honors Credit or AP Credit and Dual Credit)

Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Graphic Communications II
In this advanced course, students will independently apply their knowledge and skills to design, create, and complete personalized printed projects. Students will learn about creation and production of all types of print media and the industry standard computers and equipment used to produce them. After finishing this course, students will have basic employability skills needed to enter the graphics field by producing an entry-level graphic portfolio and resume.