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Graphic Design Pathway

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     Graphic Design Pathway

     Course Descriptions:

    Art in the Digital AgeThis course is a year-long visual and performing arts course that starts by exploring the invention of lithography and the printing press, the inventions of photography starting with the camera obscura, and contemporary digital imagery and communication. As the next step, the course continues to explore how these advancements changed history, culture, the arts and communication. Using elements of art and principles of design students will experience creating and interpreting traditional and digital imagery with individual expression advancing their visual literacy. This is an introductory course that incorporates historical and cultural trends in a project-based learning environment. Visual interpretation along with critical thinking is implemented in cross-curricular projects. The role of contemporary technology in the global market will be connected to commercial applications, trends in contemporary art as a result of technological advancements, and the role of the artist in today’s society. The projects produced will have practical connections to real world relationships in the technological and commercial art fields allowing the students to see clear obtainable pathways to career and/or college success. This course is UC “f” (visual and performing arts) approved.

    Graphic Design: Students learn computerized special effects, make professional posters, publish a newsletter, create exciting computerized presentations, and make their own advertising video. Students will also learn computer graphic design, animation, and make a homepage in the World Wide Web or Internet. This course is UC “f” (visual and performing arts) approved. (Prerequisite: Art in the Digital Age)

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     Links to more information: 

    Click here for the CTE course manual.