The Digital Art and Design program at Lowcountry Tech Academy is designed to introduce students to the graphic design skills needed in the growing design field. Industry standard software, design concepts, principles, practices and studio workshops will be utilized to prepare students for careers in graphic design. Students will explore the various career opportunities available in graphic design. Product design, print, packaging, web and digital media designs will be presented. Students will gain practical skills and knowledge of graphic design and learn the role of exciting new technology.
Major Instructional Units:
Careers available in the Graphic Design industry.
Introduction to the fundamentals of design.
Understanding creativity and the design process.
Learning the elements and principles of design.
Explore brainstorming techniques.
Use thumbnails and roughs to arrive at the best design solutions for the client/project.
Understanding the designer/client relationship.
Using type and typography.
Introduction to Mac OS X on Mac computer work stations.
Optimal use of scanner and digital image capture devices.
Basic introduction to Adobe Illustrator’s vector based image program.
Foundations in Adobe Photoshop image editing software program.
Introduction to Adobe InDesign’s page layout features.
Create practical projects and comps for portfolio compilation.