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Computerized Graphic Design 3-4 (P) (8634)
Graphic Design 3,4 (P) (8513, 8514)

Grade Range:
 Graphic Design 1,2
 Course duration:
 Two- to four-semester course (see below)
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts; community classroom sections may be repeated for credit
 UC subject area satisfied:
 g - College Preparatory Elective

Students completing this course with a grade of A or B and on the portfolio project are eligible to earn up to 3 units of community college credit.

Course Description:
 This advanced level course provides students the opportunity to build upon prior learning and continue to apply the elements of art, design principles and others core concepts of graphic design in a project-based format that combines technical skills, critical thinking and collaboration. The course teaches students how to organize ideas, create meaning in the original work, and work ideas into new and useful creations. Instruction is taught in the following areas: elements of art and principles of design, mechanical and computer design methods, finishing of graphic products, historical and cultural development of graphics and the printing industry. This course provides the skills needed for advanced Adobe certification, particularly in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Lupton and Phillips, Graphic Design; The New Basics ,2nd. ed.,Princeton, 2015