• graphic design

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester) 

    Location: On-site at NEWTech

    Duration: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional Year Two 540-hour course available

    Instructor: Chris Maertens

    Prerequisite(s):
    Year One Course
    - Junior or Senior standing             
    Year Two Course - B or better in Year 1 course and instructor's approval

    Program Description:

    This 1080-hour course (Year 1 and 2) allows students to learn about a variety of careers within the Graphic Design field and demonstrate basic technical skills required of a Graphic Designer. The classroom environment emulates the professional environment of the Graphic Design industry setting, and all students engage in hands-on learning

     In this course, students will have the opportunity to:

    • Show off creative and artistic talents using the same advanced software and techniques as industry professionals
    • Design and produce dynamic marketing projects and bold visual communications using the Adobe Master Suite

     Additional emphasis is placed on work readiness, interpersonal communication, problem solving skills, and professionalism in the workplace.

     

    High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.0 Fine Art

    Certifications: Precision Exams - Desktop Publishing, Portfollio

    Students earn the following college credits through Spokane Falls Community College:

    GRDSN 158 - Photoshop I - 2 credits

    GRDSN 166 - Photoshop II - 2.0 Credits

    GRDSN 156 - Illustrator I - 2.0 Credits

    GRDSN 164 - Illustrator II - 2.0 Credits

    GRDSN 163 - InDesign I - 2.0 Credits

    GRDSN 168 - InDesign II - 2.0 Credits

     

    Careers in this field:

    • Graphic Design
    • Interactive/Web Design
    • Printing
    • Illustration
    • Digital Photography
    • Advertising

    2020-21 Graphic Design and Digital Media Syllabus

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