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Graphic Art - Adobe Photoshop

Upon successful completion of the class, the student will be able to use the artistic elements (line, shape, value, color, texture, space & form) and the artistic principles (balance, pattern, rhythm, unity, emphasis, contrast & movement) to consciously construct an artistic piece and be able to utilize the technology in class to create original pieces of computer generated art and graphics.  The student will also be more prepared for the work place and be able to incorporate life-long learning skills with a moralistic attitude and ethics within the work place, preparing students for their future. Earn Visual Art & CTE credit. Semester, intro level.

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AP 2D Art & Design - Digital Graphics & Photography

The AP Studio Art Portfolio course is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art and are expected to develop mastery in the concept, composition, and execution of their ideas. In building the portfolio, students experience a variety of concepts, techniques, and approaches designed to help them demonstrate their abilities as well as their versatility with techniques, problem solving, and ideation. Students also develop a body of work for the Sustained Investigation section of the portfolio that investigates an idea of personal interest to them and has a common thread connecting the pieces.

Students choose their project daily and how they wish to work. Students need to work on many diverse projects to encourage and ensure portfolio individuality.  They are required to investigate all aspects of the portfolio development: Sustained Investigation and Selected Works.

Sustained Investigation (60% of exam score)

For this portfolio, students will submit images and writing to document their inquiry-guided investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision:

15 digital images that include works of art and design and process documentation.

Typed responses to prompts, providing information about the questions that guided their investigation and how they practiced, experimented, and revised, guided by their questions.

Selected Works (40% of exam score)

For this portfolio, students will submit works of art and design and writing to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas:

For AP 2-D Art and Design: 5 physical works or high-quality reproductions of physical works with written responses on paper describing the materials, processes, and ideas used. The principles of design will be articulated through the visual elements. Students may use any 2-D process or medium which may include digital art, photography, marker renderings, graphic design, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, printmaking, etc. Students are expected to develop mastery in concept, composition, and execution of ideas.

Advanced Graphic Design
Have you considered a career in Graphic Design? This course allows students to explore Digital Visual Communication careers through portfolio development. The digital portfolio is focused on client work and passion projects in preparation for a 21st century career in the graphic design field. Adobe Creative Cloud software knowledge is required. Students will also have an opportunity to complete an Adobe Professional Certification.
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