The year-long course will introduce students to the basic elements of graphic visual communication through lecture, demonstration and hands-on applications. Students will learn the history of design, principles and practices of graphic design using typographic components. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop software are using in exploring visual perception through a variety of creative exercises that include but are not limited to; composition, graphic design principles, digital photography and typography. Students will produce their ideas in print creating multi-page brochures and posters, along with producing a one of a kind yearbook by generating new ideas and concepts and designing distinctive layouts.
Prerequisite: Office Software Applications, taking or completed E-Business I/Desktop Publishing
Graphic Design II (Formally ABOS):
Students will continue to develop skills that lay the foundation for basic design, color theory and practical lab application. Students will explore, experiment, and apply proper application of ideas through the design process. Project management, collaboration, peer review, design and redesign, research and communications and essential components are emphasized during the second year.
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop software are used in exploring design problems, logo design and designing symbols. Students will produce a one of a kind yearbook by generating new ideas and concepts and designing distinctive layouts.
Prerequisite: Graphic Design I