Graphic Design and Video Production

Graphic Communications and Video Production
  •  Do you like being creative?

    Do you like art, music, movies and video games?

    This class will teach you how to take your concept to reality using state of the art equipment to train you in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Production and Computer Animation & Multi-Media Design!   

     

    What will my classes be like?

    This is a fun and interactive class with endless possibilities. From web designs to screen printing or shooting and editing a movie. This class offers up to six hours of dual credit with Heartland Community College as well as the opportunity to be certified in Adobe Certified Associate credentials in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5.

     

    Program Description

    Graphic Design and Video Production I

    Do you want to know how they make the Disney Animated Movies?  Well here is a class for you. Students in this course will develop skills used by digital media graphic designers, desktop publishers, and other members of the multimedia/communications industry.  Students will be using industry standard software packages, such as: Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand, Scratch and more.  Students will also be eligible to test for their Adobe Certified Associate credentials in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5.  Students will be introduced to drawing techniques, digital photography, page assembly, computer animation, multi-media, production and print technologies, such as screen-printing.  Students will utilize the steps necessary to mass produce digital media designs.  If you are considering a career in graphic arts, this is the class for you!  


    This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Digital Media 101, 3 credits.

    Graphic Design and Video Production II

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Graphic Design and Video Production I

     

    Students in this class will receive intensive study in advanced digital media design, computer animation, and multimedia. Students will have the opportunity to establish a leadership role within the print shop, and partner with outside resources to create projects for distribution.  This class is recommended for students who are considering a career in the Creative Services Industry as well as preparing for post-secondary education.


    This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Digital Media 120, 3 credits.

     

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     Employment Opportunities

    • 2D & 3D Animator
    • Art or Creative Director
    • Desktop Publisher
    • Digital Imaging Specialist
    • Freelance Designer
    • Front-end Game Designer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Layout Artist
    • Multimedia Designer
    • Multimedia Director
    • Paste-up Artist
    • Production Artist
    • Project Manager
    • Typographer
    • Web Designer

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     Contact Information

    Katie White, Instructor whitek@district87.org