Digital Photography 1

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR245

The intention of Creative Digital Photography is to teach students how to artistically manipulate their own photographs to communicate original ideas and concepts and produce unique, thought provoking art work. Camera operation, lighting and cropping will be a component of this class. Students will study photographic history, the techniques and applications found in Adobe Photoshop along with good composition using the elements and principles of design. (Students need to supply their own digital camera.)

Digital Photography 2

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1

Course Number: AR247

Digital Photography 2 is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art photography. Students will be introduced to new photographers, digital artists, artists, and more sophisticated techniques as points of departure to create work that reflect that individual student's spirit and vision. By exploring photographic and digital media with the camera and computer, students will be able to develop a body of work that reflects a range of problem solving and ideation, and develops versatility with techniques to demonstrate their abilities. Students will research, keep art journals, have class critiques, individual critiques, and artistic dialogues that will inspire them as they create. (Students need to supply their own digital camera.)

Computer Design 1

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR292

The course will introduce students to software and techniques for the creation and manipulation of original artwork on a computer with particular emphasis on professional graphic design applications. Students will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator software, a standard in the graphic design industry. The areas of study include problem solving to create appropriate design solutions, layout and publication design. Students will be encouraged to meet professional criteria regarding craftsmanship and deadlines. This is not a print production course.

Computer Design 2

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite:

Computer Design 2

Course Number: AR302

This course is an extension of Computer Design 1. Students design advanced computer-generated art, learn about the history of computers in the field of graphic design, and prepare a professional portfolio. Students will develop information gathering, creative thinking, and problem solving skills necessary to create an ad campaign to meet the specific needs of a client.

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