Students earn ASD academic credit in English.
1 semester. May be taken 2 times.
Must complete each semester with a “C” or better in order to advance in this class.
Grade level 11-12.
This course is designed for the student interested in acquiring entry-level skills in the commercial art field. In the first semester, students are introduced to typography, advertising approaches, color and design theory, illustration, magazine and packaging layout and design, marketing, newspaper layout, symbols and logo design. Students are also assigned computer production jobs to complete within the working parameters of time and standards of quality. In the second semester, students receive an in-depth study of practices common to an advertising design studio. Students develop advanced layout and computer graphic skills using Adobe InDesign, iMovie, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator programs. All students will complete a portfolio of assigned projects which demonstrate a mastery of basic entry skills in one of the following areas: game design, illustration, advertising, marketing, computer graphics and desktop publishing, architectural design, and industrial design using 2D and 3D software. Professionalism is emphasized every day.