Digital Photography is a semester class that covers the fundamentals of cameras, lenses, lighting, image editing software (Adobe’s Lightroom/Photoshop), and other basic photographic equipment. Digital Photography will cover essential camera concepts and functions such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the production of a correct image exposure. School fields trips, class assignments, and student projects will comprise of portraits, still life’s, food photography, and other photo related compositions based on the principles and elements of design. This class is an introductory course and is intended for students looking to explore or improve their skills in digital photography. Some studio fees may apply to this course.
Adobe Illustrator is the standard application used to create computer graphics, logos, fonts, and many other kinds of artwork. Graphic designers and other professional artists utilize Illustrator to create vector based artwork required for many creative businesses and commercial industries. Illustrator is a semester class where the fundamentals of producing, manipulating and commercial use of vector graphics is explored. Illustrator’s numerous functions and tools are covered in sequence to produce geometric primitives (points, lines, and shapes) to create art that is clean, camera ready, and can be scaled infinitely, without any loss of quality or fidelity. A range of vector based concepts, lessons, and projects will be covered outlining specific standards used by graphic designers, printers and web developers. Some studio fees may apply to this course. Prerequisite class for Advanced Graphic Arts: Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
Adobe Photoshop is the premier software application used by artists, designers and creative professionals for so different disciplines including graphic design, digital photography, web design, and many other industries. This semester course is designed to give students an introductory understanding of how to use Photoshop and perform many different image-processing techniques. Students will learn the Photoshop fundamentals such as tools, terms and concepts to create/edit graphics and manipulate images. Various lessons, projects, and class assignments will assist students learn how to select parts of images, retouching photographs, layers, filters, col.or modes, and many other specific Photoshop operations. Some studio fees may apply to this course. Prerequisite class for Advanced Graphic Arts: Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
Advanced Graphic Arts is a year long course designed to further student knowledge and understanding of Adobe applications and the elements of art and principles of design. Class assignments, lessons, and commercial projects will allow students to develop practical skills in graphic design, web design, photography, and Adobe applications. Activities call for students to apply problem solving methodology to analyze and formulate real world solutions. Students will work in a studio environment as a team to collectively accomplish individual and group projects. Students will put together a portfolio of work that will demonstrate a wide range of graphic design skills and have the option to get their ACA Specialist certificate (Adobe Certified Associate). Some studio fees may apply to this course.