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Applied Graphic Arts

Applied Graphic Arts aims to provide students the opportunity to engage in visual communication by utilizing the elements of art, principles of design, contemporary design, historical design, visual problem solving, and creative-critical thinking. Ultimately, students will engage in creating solutions to graphic design problems. Additionally, the aim of this course is to equip students to further challenge notions of representation and assumptions surrounding various forms of imagery. The trajectory for Applied Graphic Arts is that students will become innovative, collaborative, and communicative in their expression of creative visual literacies.


Course Pathways


Course Descriptors

Applied Graphic Arts 15:

Designed to solve graphic design problems with a focus on typography, design history, illustration, and photography. Students utilize Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and maintain a portfolio of their work throughout the course.

Applied Graphic Arts 25

Students focus on combining their own generated digital imagery with type and photos to solve increasingly complex visual problems. Intermediate design/compositional strategies will be explored to create a variety of projects including the creation of logos, poster design and page layouts

Applied Graphic Arts 35

is focused on combining personally generated digital imagery with type and photos to solve increasingly complex visual problems. Intermediate design/compositional strategies will be explored to create a variety of projects including the creation of logos, poster design and page layouts.