Graphic Design Class Information

Length of Course

1 Year

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on whicthe high school)

 

Main Areas of Focus

Lettering/Typography
Proportions and Grids
Illustration with Different Media
Creative Thinking Exercises
Designing
Color Use and Applications
Portfolio Development
Computer Graphics and Illustration
Scanning
Printing Processes
Copywriting
Layout
Creative Problem Solving

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Industry Overview
Health and Safety
Design and Image Development
Image Output
Finishing Operations
Employability Skills and Portfolio
Applied Academics
New Media, Advanced Design and Image Development
Leadership
Advanced Image Output
Advanced Finishing Operations
Project Management

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. See your high school counselor for more information.

Student Leadership

Graphic Design students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through various regional events.