• Graphic Design & Illustration 

    In the Graphic Design & Illustration courses, students explore the multifaceted design industry as they learn about graphic design, digital media, print production and more. 

    While working individually and in teams, students move through projects from inception to fulfillment. Throughout the course, students are introduced to the following concepts and skills: 

    Color theory, typography, layout, design process and create their multimedia applications using industry standard  Adobe® creative cloud applications, including Photoshop®, Illustrator® and InDesign®. Students will also obtain work-based experience in general business administration functions such as; Inventory control, production costs. Quality control and workplace safety are critical to this course. Students will be working in a commercial shop setting on real work-orders. If a student's behavior is detrimental to the safety of the shop environment, disciplinary actions will be taken with potential to be removed from pathway. 

    The program print lab doubles as a full-service print shop outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment. Students hone their skills by churning out everything from letterhead and envelopes to calendars and posters for Judson ISD schools, district offices and local nonprofit organizations. Students enrolled in junior/senior Lab and Practicum level courses will obtain hands-on, project based learning by operating print shop equipment to include; 

    • Xerox digital press powered by Fiery® software,  
    • Wide-format poster printer, 
    • Automatic Folder 
    • Automatic Commerical Cutter & Trimmer
    • Shrink Wrap Machine
    • Various Bindery & Finishing Equipment

    Industry Credentials 

    Print Technology/Graphic Imaging students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school: 

    • Adobe Certified Associate via Certiport® 
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe InDesign
    • PrecisionExams - Graphic Communication Certifications

Syllabus(i)

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