Graphics & Printing Technology and Communications


Students will:

  • Learn history and philosophies of art and design, including the understanding of design elements and principles, which will aid in the process of producing many of their projects. Copyright issues and Fair Use practices will be discussed in length as students apply the knowledge to the work force.
  • Practice technical skills such as the proper use of tools and materials, drawing and illustrating techniques, page layout and design, troubleshooting, and final presentation of a project. In addition, they will understand the use of different file types and their uses.
  • Demonstrate electronic imaging by their ability to: use and maintain a computer system, establish computer generated illustrations and graphic design, generate output, as well as to scan, transfer and manipulate images. Students will learn troubleshooting techniques when managing software, hardware and other devices used in class.
  • Enhance writing skills and reading comprehension while maintaining a designer’s portfolio that will include class notes, journals, sketches, ideas and research information. This also includes the ability to read, review and write comments to others, based on printed work (i.e. spell-checking, reading for information, and copyrighters marks).
  • Use employability skills such as problem solving to complete many design projects. This includes both creative and critical thinking skills that will be developed and used throughout the school year along with the ability to become self-motivated and initiate one’s own work when arriving to class. Students will also learn to not only practice individual work, but as a team with a group of their peers.
  • Understand career pathways in the field of visual communications, which includes learning and practicing both the employability skills necessary as well
    as developing a final portfolio, including a cover letter and resume. Students will research colleges and universities that offer programs in visual communications.
  • Apply math related skills to the digital imaging curriculum, as students learn
    the correlation between simple math and actual job requirements within a business. Students will demonstrate their abilities to use applied mathematics along with other CTE standards within assignments.

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