Graphic Experience -
What is Graphic Communications? It is about using words and images to convey a message. First and foremost, it has to communicate something. You have to make sense of how to make something beautiful. Concepts and ideas are important! Everything we touch, see, and do is impacted by Graphic Design. We use it to drive, to decide what to eat and how much to eat at a restaurant, to pay the bills, to get married; we use Graphic Design in every aspect of human life.
Graphic Experience I is a project-based, introductory course to the Adobe Creative Suite CS6. This elective is recommended to those students who wish to explore and develop computer skills and enhance their creative and artistic ability. Standard industry programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are the digital fundamentals and core foundations of design in many fields. These programs are used to design items such as movie posters, billboards, advertisements, books, packages, websites, and some animations
Graphic Experience II is an extension of Graphic Experience I. This elective course is an opportunity for students who took Graphic Experience I to continue to develop their skills and develop their portfolio.
Students who successfully complete all assignments will be college ready and comfortable with subjects introduced in college majors such as Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, Interactive Media, Communications Media, Multimedia Design, etc.
Those who are confident they want to pursue areas related to Graphic Design can take Graphic Experience I & II (elective courses) or inquire about the Graphic Communications Vocational Program (student must be either a freshman or sophomore to be considered for the Chapter 74 program), both located in the Fine Arts Building on the first floor.