• Visual-Graphic Communications 1


    Course Description:

    Visual/Graphic Communications provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the tools, techniques, and processed that allow one to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of visual and graphic modes. Using a “graphic design” approach, students work with a variety of tools including cameras, film scanners, computer software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and printers/presses to produce photographs, page layouts, web page layouts and other printed media.

    Who Typically Takes This Course?
    * Students who want to know more about how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to develop, print, or publish effective layouts and designs.
    * Students who like to create graphics on the computer and want to know what they can do with their work.
    * Students who like doing the packaging and logo design activities in their Middle School Tech Ed. classes.
    * Students who want to know what it is like to be a graphic designer and work with "real world" clients.
    * Students who want to learn how a wide variety of products are printed.
    * Students who want to use a variety of tools and processes to actually print their design ideas (Screen Printing T-Shirts, Die Sublimation Printing, Vinyl Graphics, etc.).
    Students Who Take This Course Frequently Take the Following Courses Concurrently or Next Year:
    Visual/Graphic Communications 2
    What People Say About This Course:
    "This was a great class to learn allot about Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and how they are used to produce good page layouts, poster, magazine covers, t-shirts, and other stuff."
    "Once you know how to use the software, it's amazing what you can accomplish!"
    "Screen printing t-shirts was allot of fun - they came out so good."
    "The Graphics/CAD lab is a great place to work.  We had all the tools and resources we needed to create some great layouts."
    "This class really helped me understand the graphic design process and realize that this was what I wanted to pursue in college."