GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION,1 credit; GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION I LAB, 1 credit
Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
This entry level course is for training in the visual communication portion of all media businesses. Here you can learn about a career in the many kinds of media and graphic design and illustration jobs. Digital photography and working towards the intermediate level use of image editing and drawing programs are strongly focused upon in this class. This is helpful for any future photographer, videographer, animator or advertiser. Beginning a high quality portfolio for college or design school is also a target goal. If you have ever wanted to design CD covers, create promo posters for your favorite band's latest concert, learn movie titling, or go on a field trip to a large Dallas ad agency to see how it really works, this may be the class you have wanted. Material costs for individual projects kept by the student may be charged. Material and supply fees may be required. Graphic Design and Illustration I and Graphic Design and Illustration I Lab must be taken concurrently. Offered at Career Center East Only.
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION II, 1 credit; GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION II LAB, 1 credit
Recommended Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Illustration
Design portfolios are expanded upon and improved in this second year of Graphic Design and Illustration. Students typically have guest speakers from the industry as well as from post-secondary institutions. There is weekly study of college art and media programs. More time is spent learning advanced concepts in illustration and the advertising and media business as well as new software programs while continuing to hone skills in image editing and digital photography. Large format printing of projects is common in this class. Students may select an area of visual communication to begin specializing in during this year of study. It is a high level of media study where specializations such as motion graphics may begin. Students will have the opportunity earn and industry recognized certification at this level. Material costs for individual projects kept by the student may be charged. Material and supply fees may be required. Adobe Certification Exams Available. Graphic Design and Illustration II and Graphic Design and Illustration II Lab must be taken concurrently. Offered at Career Center East Only.
PRACTICUM IN GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION, 2 credits
Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Illustration II
This course is recommended for students who have completed Graphic Design and Illustration II. This course is meant to serve students interested in further development of a professional portfolio in addition to further development of skills and technical knowledge in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications career cluster. Students will be expected to further develop knowledge and awareness of the industry of graphic design and illustration. Instruction may be delivered through lab-based classroom experiences and/or career preparation opportunities. Material and supply fees may be required. This course will satisfy the Fine Art requirement. Offered at Career Center East Only