COURSE DESCRIPTION: Graphic Design is intended to be a fist course in computer aided design. The skillful combining of images and text become the core of this course. It is a working studio class and through demonstrations and hands on work you will learn to solve visual problems using Adobe Illustrator. This "hands on" experience is the key to success in this class. In the end, you will work on traditional design problems leading to a portfolio of illustrating concepts learned.

    SKILLS TAUGHT IN COURSE: Adobe Illustrator and basic Graphic Design principles using general art principles and elements.


    • Offers a broad-based design education to allow each student to develop in particular areas of interest such as print, package, environmental, experience, 
    • In honing your graphic design skills across a variety of projects, you'll learn how to utilize those skills to achieve the communication objectives of organizations of all types.
    • You'll work with "real world" clients, learning the importance of professionalism and integrity, and how creative, coordinated design can facilitate organizational objectives.
    • Develops your communication, presentation, and professional skills necessary for design business practice. 
    • You are held to real world standards of performance, including portfolio reviews used as a basis for entry in, and completion of, the program.

    GRADING: GRAPHIC DESIGN is divided into a 50/50 grading system. Half of the course grade is DAILY PARTICIPATION. This includes How Student uses their time in class, Class Lates, Assignment readiness with needed supplies, and Work Ethic. The other half of the course is through PROJECTS. Students will be assessed on their work through a VISUAL ARTS RUBRIC. Critiques of student work may also be included to enhance student awareness of their progress.

    CLASS RULES:All school rules are applied to this class. When Students have a new assignment, students will find take an assignment outline, review and wait for class to begin for instructor to discuss assignment. When students have an existing assignment, students will go to assigned computer and continue to work on assignments, even if class has not begun

    RESPONSBILIY AND REPLACEMENT FOR DAMAGE: Digital Art 1 uses both the Wacom Tablet Mice/Pens and MAC Computers. If there is an ongoing assignment, students are to go to the designated area where the mice are stored, select a mouse, go back to their computer and begin working. All Students are required to return the same Wacom Mouse to the designated area. All computers are to be logged off at the end of the period. The instructor will notify students when they have two minutes left in class for their final save. Students should get into the habit of saving every five minutes of work, to ensure all unsaved progress is saved, and not lost if the computer were to crash. ANY STUDENT CAUGHT DAMAGING EQUIPMENT WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND REPLACEMENT OF DAMGAGE ITEM.

    INTERNET USEAGE IN CLASS: During Class, students will be using the Internet to research material, including images for websites, Tutorials, and other web design related content. No student will need to use any outside devices, and no student will begin assignment without instructor approval. Any student being caught view any objectionable/offensive material will be subject to displananry action and/or removal from the course.

Last Modified on September 12, 2020