• Advertising and Graphic Design

    Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; reading, writing, and math at the 10th grade level; at least one semester of keyboarding, and/or computer applications coursework and a minimum of 2 semesters of art.

    Recommended: Exposure to graphic design The purpose of this course is to prepare students to continue their education in college. This program is organized into two one-year programs. The student may take one or both years. There is no prerequisite of taking this course sequentially.

    1st Year Curriculum: First year curriculum consists of an in-depth study and application of the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. The emphasis is on creative problem solving and workflow, artistic critiques, print production, branding, and the use of technology in design to develop skills necessary for continuing education.

    2nd Year Curriculum: In order to be considered for a 2nd year, students must earn at least a C grade and have a minimum of 90% attendance. Second year students will build on their foundation by expanding their two-dimensional design skills and advancing their visual communication skills by exploring a variety of design processes and techniques, as well as compositional and aesthetic concepts. Students also have the option to receive AP credit in Studio Art.

    College credit: An articulation agreement exists with the Metropolitan Community College for up to 6 hours of college credit.