Graphic Design

Visual Communication + Design

AP Art History

Overview

Graphic Design is a one-year course that introduces students to design through traditional and digital media. Students explore visual communication , self expression, and creative problem solving through the creation of commercial, interactive and fine art. Students use hand skills along with various graphic software such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

Students learn to visually communicate through a series of projects advancing through design elements and skills via Typography, logo design, Poster design, digital illustration.

Students who are interested in a career in visual communication design, entertainment design, interactive media arts, advertising, marketing, packaging design, brand identity design, game and or web interface design will benefit from this course.

This course meets the UC/CSU Visual Performing Arts (VPA) requirement.

Prerequisite: An interest in Art and Design.

 

Overview

Visual Communication Design is a yearlong project-based course that expands on knowledge gained in Graphic Design. Students study advanced concepts in the field of visual communication: typography, signage, identity design, promotional and product marketing, interactive design, digital illustration, motion graphics, digital authoring and interface design. Students use hand skills along with various digital imaging and graphics software.

Along with advancing skills, the primary emphasis is on generating ideas, visually representing and communicating, and professionally presenting the final product.

Students who are interested in a career in visual communication design, entertainment design, interactive media arts, advertising, marketing, packaging design, brand identity design, game and or web interface design will benefit from this course.

This course meets the UC/CSU Visual Performing Arts (VPA) requirement.

Prerequisite: B or better in Graphic Design or comparable course, Teacher Recommendation and/or a portfolio review.

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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