Graphic Design - Business - Visual Arts
The Graphic Design Visual Arts Pathway prepares students for careers in the arts including museum and gallery preparation, art conservation, curation (art history), arts administration, education, and of course, the creation of original expressive art works. Students have access to a wide range of resources enabling them to see how professional artists work and participate in their community.
General course information is listed below. Additional information can be found in the SMSD High School Program of Studies.
Digital Design / #6010 - Digital Design provides students the foundations of computer design using Photoshop and other graphics software. Students will capture images and learn to manipulate them to create dynamic designs. Project-based curriculum will apply design elements and principles. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. Course may qualify for JCCC advanced standing credit.
Digital Design Studio / #6011 - Students combine creativity and technical skills using Photoshop, Illustrator,
InDesign, and Acrobat Professional. Students learn the skills necessary to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. Students culminate the year
with an e-portfolio of projects which reflect the skills and knowledge learned. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. Course may qualify for JCCC advanced standing credit.
Digital Design Project Management / #6012 - Prerequisite – Digital Design Studio or Teacher Approval
The Digital Design Project Management course provides students opportunities to further develop and apply skills using advanced techniques for digital projects. Students work individually and in teams to produce
authentic client projects. The focus is on effective graphic design and project management to solve specific digital communication challenges. Course may be repeated for credit. Course may qualify for JCCC advanced standing credit.