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Graphic Arts/Printing

Course Summary
This course teaches students the art of the graphic printing industry. Students will learn to communicate visually using their creativity and knowledge base of design, color, and text. Students will communicate ideas and concepts through print and electronic media. The program emphasizes creativity, visualization and critical thinking to help students generate technologically appropriate, functional and aesthetically pleasing graphic design. Students will develop knowledge and skills in typesetting, plate making and book binding using state-of-the-art printing equipment to produce logos, brochures, catalogs and various mailings. Guest speakers and field trips will afford students career and post secondary opportunities in the traditional print and design fields.

Prerequisites
Basic understanding of measurements
Interested in art and design
Basic to intermediate computer skills

Graphic Arts Instructor
William Cooper

Credits Offered
5- Graphic Arts Credits
1- Technical Writing Credit
1- Technical Mathematics Credit
1- Career and Financial Management Credit
TOTAL = 8 credits

SED Code
Graphic Communications - 109999