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Graphic Design Course Description

GRAPHIC DESIGN I (GD I) (11155A001)

Level:

11 and 12th grade

Class Location:

Freeport High School, Freeport

Time:

7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Mon. - Fri.

Length:

One year, double period

H.S. Credit:

2 credits per year

Prerequisite:

Knowledge of the fundamentals of design

CAREERTEC Fees:

$30, to be paid by student/parent at High School during registration

Calendar:

This course follows the CAREERTEC calendar

 

Discover the world of commercial design applications and the kaleidoscope of career opportunities! The core of Graphic Design I focus on real-world applications of graphic design (2D) and/or product design (3D) techniques and processes. The objective of the course is to solve design problems utilizing the design fundamentals (e.g. typography, shape description, color and drawing etc.) in combination with professional computer programs and hardware. Projects may include the development of brochures,  brand identity, package/product design, specialty products/printing (T-shirts, mugs, vinyl), 2D and/or 3D animation, and video.  The course curriculum will include  professional software applications and equipment, design theory, photography, basic 2D & 3D animation, video, and associated  material processes and production techniques for all curricular areas. Emphasis of this course will be placed on  software skill development, design thinking, presentation techniques, portfolio development, and professional/social employability skills necessary to succeed in these career fields.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN II (GD II) (11155A002)

Level:

12th grade

Class Location:

Freeport High School, Freeport

Time:

7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Mon. - Fri.

Length:

One year, double period

H.S. Credit:

2 credits per year

Prerequisite:

Completion of Graphic Design I with C or better and interview with Instructor

CAREERTEC Fees:

$30, to be paid by student/parent at High School during registration

Calendar:

This course follows the CAREERTEC calendar

 

The second year continues on from the first-year experiences to engage students in more complex and individualized design projects.  Students will gain more experience in real-world applications of both graphic design (2D) and/or product design (2D), photography, animation, and/or product design  (3D) techniques and processes. The objective of the course is to solve design problems utilizing the design fundamentals (e.g. typography, shape description, color, and drawing etc.) in combination with professional computer programs, and hardware projects  may include the development of brochures, posters, brand identity, package & product design, screen printing (T-shirts), 2D and/or 3D animation and video. The course curriculum will include professional software applications and equipment, design theory, photography, basic 2D & 3D animation, video, and associated  material processes and production techniques for all curricular areas. Emphasis of this course will be placed on software skill development, design thinking, presentation techniques, portfolio development, and professional/social employability skills necessary to succeed in these career fields.