Graphic Design

This course is designed for students who are interested in expressing themselves visually and digitally. It is impossible to go through a day without seeing countless combinations of words and images on DVD covers, in magazines, on billboards, online, and even inside your kitchen cabinets! In this class students will learn about graphic design principles, creative and expressive typography, page layout, and digital image manipulation through the completion of both print and multimedia based assignments. Industry standard software Adobe Creative Suite will be used for all class projects. Good design has a story to tell and we will work together to get our stories out. 

Projects

  • Posters
  • Vinyl Decals
  • Banners
  • Logos
  • T-shirts
  • Floor to Ceiling Wall Graphics
  • Digital image manipulation
  • Magazine layout
  • Business Cards

Equipment

  • 21.5in Apple iMac
  • 64in HP Latex 360 printer
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 4ft Graphtec Vinyl Cutter
  • T-shirt Heat press
  • Guillotine cutter
  • Epson Wide Format Printer
  • 6ft Royal Sovereign electric trimmer
  • 12in Apple iPad pro
  • Apple Pen

Certification

Students taking Graphic Design will receive ACA certification. The Adobe Certified Associate certification gives students basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation and design using various Adobe software. 

Post-secondary

Typically students who choose higher education in graphic design will have more employment opportunities with higher salaries. There are numerous colleges and universities that offer graphic design degrees. A few are listed below: 

Careers

There are many employment opportunities as a graphic designer including advertising, publishing and specialized design services, as well as in the growing field of website design and internet advertising. Being able to create work for both print and online media can help improve your employment opportunities. Some students are able to gain employment after graduation, and many choose to pursue higher education in graphic design. 

  • Freelance Graphic Designer $44,830
  • Multimedia Artist/Animator $64,470
  • Web Developer $63,160
  • Commercial Designer $62,370
  • Marketing Manager $100,570
  • Art Director $80,000

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