Course: AR382 Graphic Design Studio

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Art

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

This course builds on skills learned in Introduction to Graphic Design. Emphasis will be placed on processes and techniques used by graphic designers. This course will focus on creatively solving real-world print and product design problems, and providing a more in-depth understanding of graphic design and other design related fields, including more hands-on applications beyond the computer. Students will refine their visual and verbal vocabulary in graphic design. Students will promote their projects and share their ideas through class discussion and group critiques.



  • Understand advanced concepts utilizing an understanding of the Elements and Principle of Design

  • Understand typographical anatomy and terms for the purpose of combing fonts and layout

  • Understand how to combine different typographic fonts for aesthetic and practical purposes

  • Understand digital editing software including Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop at a comprehensive level


  • Create advanced designs utilizing and manipulating typographical concepts

  • Create conceptual designs that communicate an idea at a more advanced level

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of specific tools and techniques in Adobe Illustrator

  • Demonstrate competency in creating artistic and practical designs by using advanced layout skills in graphic design projects

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Elements and Principles of Design by creating a project suitable for a client


  • Students are able to analyze and critique their own work in written form


AR281 – Intro to Graphic Design