What is this program all about?
Using state-of-the-art computers and digital imaging equipment, students will learn cutting edge software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver. Instruction is designed to give students maximum opportunity to learn image generation and manipulation for such projects as book covers and magazines, CD/video game art, advertising campaigns, posters, and websites.
Technology used in the Classroom includes:
- iMac Pro
- Wacom/Bamboo tablets
- Photography equipment
- Large format printing
- Heat Press
Courses & Credits
Introduction to Graphics and Design
Course Description: This course is designed as the foundational course for both the Graphics Production and Graphics Design pathways. The Graphics and Design course provides students with the processes involved in the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries. In addition, the Graphics and Design course offers a range of cognitive skills, aesthetics, and crafts that includes typography, visual arts, and page layout. Pre-requisite for this course is adviser approval.
Graphic Design and Production
Course Description: As the second course in the Graphics Communication and Graphics Design Pathways, this course builds on knowledge and skills learned in the Introduction to Graphics and Design course and focuses on procedures commonly used in the graphic communication and design industries. Students will gain more experience in creative problem solving and the practical implementation of those solutions across multiple areas of graphic design and graphic communications. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Graphics and Design.
Advanced Graphic Design
Course Description: Students will continue to explore in an increasingly independent manner, the principles of design and layout procedures relating to the field of graphic design. Content will cover electronic systems and software programs used in graphic design, page composition, image conversion, and digital printing. Knowledge and skills in digital design and imaging will be enhanced through experiences that simulate the graphic design industry and school-based and work-based learning opportunities. This is the final course in the Graphic Design pathway.
Embedded Credit: Language Arts
Ms. Lei Snelling
Ms. Snelling is a Florida native and seventh year educator with seven years of industry experience (graphic design and print production). She is a graduate of the Florida A&M University Fine Art and Education programs. Ms. Snelling continues to create freelance graphic designs and exhibit her fine art in galleries and chalk art shows.
Certifications & Partnerships
Rock, Paper, Scissors Design
Central States Printing
Interface Architectural Signage