Graphic Design 1 & 2
938 – GRAPHIC DESIGN 1 (PREVIOUSLY DIGITAL IMAGING & DESIGN 1)
Prerequisites: Art, Creative Writing, Math
Grade Level: 11 – 12 1.0 Credit/Semester
Description: This is a one-year two-hour block course offered at the Livonia Career Technical Center. The program emphasizes a “hands on” approach to skill development with an insight into current professional practices in the fields of graphic design, illustration, photography, advertising, and web design. Focusing on industry standard software you will develop technical skills using the Blackboard Academic Suite along with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign software.
Students will produce a digital portfolio and may receive college credit upon completion of the course. Information will be provided to assist you in making an initial career choice, including continued education after high school.
See counselor for 11th grade performing, and applied arts (1.0 credit)
Algebra II option (0.5 credit) and 12th grade senior math related credit (1.0) This course meets the high school requirement of visual, performing and applied arts (1.0).
939 – GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 (PREVIOUSLY DIGITAL IMAGING & DESIGN 2)
Prerequisites: Certificate of Completion from Graphic Design 1 (Digital Imaging and Design 1), C+ grade point average
Grade Level: 12 1.0 Credit/Semester
Description: This is a second year course where students will further develop their portfolio by completing advanced projects in advertising, page layout, web design, multimedia, and self-promotion. An emphasis will be placed on creative and critical thinking skills and their relationship to production artwork. Leadership skills will be developed as students work on actual client oriented projects. Students may receive additional college credit upon completion of the course.
See counselor for 12th grade senior math related credit (1.0 credit). This course meets the high school requirement of visual, performing, and applied arts (1.0 credit).