Graphic Arts 20


Course Description

Students will learn the basics of graphic design skills through practical, hands-on assignments using industry-standard software. Learners will explore a couple of different avenues for graphic design: business-oriented skills, such as creating logos and brochures, and creative design skills, such as illustration and cartoon character creation.



Units of Study

  • Introduction to Graphic Arts
  • Layout, Typography, and Colour
  • Tools of Design
  • Illustration and Cartooning
  • Designing for Print & Screen
  • Project Development
  • Careers in Graphic Design


Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC

Textbook: Communicating through Graphic Design - Gatta & Golding

Obtained by Student

This courses requires that students are able to access the following software:
Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign CC*
* Older versions of the above listed software are acceptable. This software is not supplied by the Sun West Distance Learning Centre. Visit www.adobe.ca for educational and student pricing.


Suggested Career Pathways

  • Graphic Designer
  • Print Professional
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer

Pre-requisite

None

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous

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