Graphic Design I & II

Computer Illustration and Graphics (Graphic Design I ) introduces students to the computer’s use in visual communication. The focus of the course is on basic computer terminology and use, mastering fundamental skills, and developing efficient working styles. These skills are then developed by creating work with imaging, drawing, interactive, and page layout software. The course includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, produce vector illustrations, graphics and logos, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design products that impart information and ideas. Advanced instruction might also include experiences in silk screening and air brush techniques as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.

  • DOE Code: 5550
  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 10-12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Interactive Media
  • Credits: 2 credits per semester, maximum of 2 semesters, maximum of 6 credits
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
  • This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit: Ivy Tech-VISC 101 Fundamentals of Design, 3 cr; (qualifying test scores required for dual credit)
  • Additional Cost: approx. $15 (flashdrive) 

Graphic Design and Layout (Graphic Design II) includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design commercial products that impart information and ideas. Advanced instruction might also include experiences in silk screening and air brush techniques as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.

Dual Credit This course provides the opportunity for dual credit for students who meet postsecondary requirements for earning dual credit and successfully complete the dual credit requirements of this course.

  • DOE Code: 5550
  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 10-12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Interactive Media
  • Credits: 2 credits per semester, maximum of 2 semesters, maximum of 6 credits
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
  • This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit: Ivy Tech-VISC 101 Fundamentals of Design, 3 cr; (qualifying test scores required for dual credit)
  • Additional Cost: approx. $15 (flashdrive) 


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