Graphic Design and Visual Communications
From the initial design concept to the finished product, students get an introduction to converting ideas, information, and emotions into successful design. They gain design skills using typography, illustration, photography, and electronic media. Programs from the Adobe Design Suite are offered with comprehensive instruction. Using this state-of-the-art digital imaging, video, illustration, and page layout software and equipment, students learn to apply their creativity to communications media. Projects include logo/identity design, perspective illustration, fine art and commercial photography, and poster, packaging, advertising, web, and human interface design. There are also print production theory and techniques, storyboarding, filming and video footage editing, and other assignments that require creativity, technology, communication skills, and the ability to meet tight production deadlines. Students complete projects that involve research, analytical and free-style writing, and oral presentations, which give them a solid basis of communication through writing, reading, listening, and speaking.
Students learn how the print industry translates designers' processes, using modern state-of-the-art digital and offset printing equipment. They also explore bindery and finishing, which allows students the rare opportunity to learn every step from the front to the back end of design. Successful completion of courses TG-Z, TG-2, TG-3, and TG-4 enables students to move on to the next level.
All of our students traditionally leave high school to attend two- and four-year college programs.
Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations
- OSHA - 10
- Adobe Certification in Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier
Ms. Jennifer Demariano Design and Visual Art Instructor
Mr. Richard McElroy Graphic Arts Instructor
Our printing services are available to community members. Please email or call us to find out more.