AR281 INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

Course: AR281 Intro To Graphic Design

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Art

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

In this introductory course, students will learn typography, layout design and practical uses for graphic design. Students will learn digital art-making processes. Students will learn about historical and contemporary practices involving art and technology, and will create their own works in these forms. The class serves as a prerequisite for Graphic Design Studio.

Outcomes:

Knowledge:

  • Understand and describe the Elements and Principles of Design

  • Understand compositional concepts in design such as negative space, framing, and rule of thirds

  • Understand how to use tools in Illustrator and PhotoShop

  • Understand that design can visually communicate an idea and create an emotional response from the viewer

  • Recognize the form and function of lettering

  • Recognize the importance of visual signs and imagery as a form of communication in society

Technique:

  • Construct a strong design concept while meeting the specific needs of a client

  • Construct digital artwork while applying knowledge of Elements and Principles of Design and other compositional techniques

  • Create artwork using expressive typograph

  • Demonstrate ability to use specific tools and techniques in PhotoShop

  • Demonstrate ability to use specific tools and techniques in Illustrator, including creating vector art drawings

  • Demonstrate ability to use specific tools and techniques in PhotoShop

Analysis:

  • Analyze and critique their own work in written form

  • Students are able to analyze and critique other artists’ work in written form