Graphic Design

Visual Communication + Design

AP Art History

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Graphic Design

Visual Communication + Design

AP Art History

Overview

Graphic Design is a yearlong intro 2-dimensional design and composition course with emphasis on the elements and principles of art + design. Additional emphasis is on typography, it’s history, characteristics and creative use to communicate an idea.

Students explore visual communication, self-expression, and creative problem solving through the creation of commercial, interactive and fine art. Students apply the creative process in each assignment: Research, Thumbnails, Comprehensive Rough, Critique, and Final Version.

 Students use hand skills along with various graphics software such as: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign. Along with motion graphic  and other web 2.0 apps to solve the creative problem presented. Skills are acquired but generating ideas, professionally presented is the focus.

Type of Credit Earned: Graphic Design is a UC approved course for the VAPA requirement. It abides by the proficient level of California State Standards.

 

Overview

Visual Communication+Design is a yearlong project-studies class that expands on knowledge gained in Graphic Design. Year two (3 and/or 4) Students study advanced concepts in the field of visual communication: typography, design, digital authoring and media arts.  In each project, students apply the creative process: Research, Thumbnails, Comprehensive Rough, Critique, and Final Version. Some areas of exploration include graphic design, digital art and imaging, motion graphics, and web design. Students use hand skills along with various digital imaging and graphics software or other web 2.0 apps to solve the creative problem presented. While intermediate to advanced skills are acquired, the primary emphasis is on the generation of ideas, articulating those ideas visually, communicating them to an audience and professionally presenting the outcome.

Visual Communication + Design regularly  participates in Service Learning Projects for the school and greater community.

Type of Credit Earned: This course is aligned with the advanced  visual and performing arts state standards (VAPA) and meets the UC/CSU requirement.

 

Overview

It’s been said the Arts explore the human condition. AP Art History explores what it means to be "human", by examining personal and political Identity from past to present, from local to global perspectives and through the disciplinary framework of Art History, Literature and technology. In AP Art History students thematically and chronologically, explore the trajectory of global identity as it has evolved over time in Art, Architecture and Literature, to the present day.  Students critically examine global cultural attitudes and events through the lens of Art History, and technology, from antiquity to the present time.  The AP Art History course covers art from the Paleolithic period through postmodernism and is designed to provide students with the same material covered in an introductory college course in art history. Students gain knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts.

  In this course, students prepare for the AP Art History Exam.

 

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