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Graphic Design 1 & 2

Concurrent enrollment with Front Range Community College.

Pathway: Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication Pathway
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 2

Graphic Design I students learn the fundamental elements and principles of design using the creative process through to post-production. Course work and projects are developed to give each student a well-rounded understanding and the skills needed to become a proficient designer. Projects are designed to increase student's artistic abilities, give a variety of perspectives for visual problem solving, and expand critical and creative thinking skills. Using a variety of industry standard practices, mediums, methods, and techniques students will become competent with the graphic design process. Medium includes television, magazines, books, street signs, movies, logos/branding, packaging, communication design, typography, digital illustration, photo manipulation, page layout, mobile devices, banners, and billboards. Students will work with Macintosh computers and Adobe software.

Supplies required:

  • Sketch book or journal
  • 16 GB or larger flash drive
  • Portfolio
  • 3-ring binder/ and 1 ream (500 sheets) copy paper
  • Refillable or disposable artist inking pen
  • 8 Gig jump drive
  • Technical Art Pen
  • 1 Ream of print paper
  • Sketch book

Course fee: $40.00

To be eligible for concurrent enrollment credit a student must maintain a grade of C or higher in the high school course.


  • Artist   
  • Industrial Designer     
  • CD/Book Jacket Designer     
  • Packaging Designer   
  • Production Artist 
  • Layout Artist   
  • Art Director   
  • Web Designer   
  • Publication Design
  • Entertainment Media

Instructor: Brooke McKaig