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Computerized Graphic Design 1-2 (P) (8633)
Computerized Graphic Design Community Classroom 5,6 (8515, 8516)
Graphic Design 1,2 (P) (8511, 8512)


Grade Range:
 11–12
 Prerequisites:
 Video Production 1,2 or Photography 1,2; Computer Animation 1,2 or Photography 3,4 or Foundations in Visual Art and Design (VAD) 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:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Notes:
 Under Administrative Procedure 4771, Alternative Means of Satisfying the Prescribed Course of Study, courses 8511, 8512, and 8633 may be used to fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts high school graduation requirement.

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:
 Students learn the basics of graphic design by preparing original art combining typography, page layout, and integrated graphic elements. They receive instruction 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. The course teaches students how to organize ideas, create meaning in their original work, and work ideas into new and useful creations, thereby developing the students’ confidence in their artistic abilities.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Meggs, A History of Graphic Design, Van Nostrand-Reinhold.
Ragans, ArtTalk, Glencoe.