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C – Computer
E – Elective
ENG – English
HUM – Humanities
M – Mathematics
PE – Physical Education
SCI – Science
SS – Social Studies
DC – Dual Credit
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Canyon Ridge High School

Twin Falls High School

Graphic Communications I

2 – CRHS – 9/10/11/12
E

This course is designed to introduce students to basic graphic/printing. The course will include digital photo/graphics, and computer graphics. Legal and ethical issues, employability skills, communication skills, and terminology used throughout the industry will be discussed.

Graphic Communications II

2 – CRHS – 10/11/12
E
Graphic Communications I and Teacher approval.

A course designed to provide students with graphic printing applications including digital and computerized graphics. Transfer of images from digital processes to paper and other media is included as well as transferring paper images to digital files for modification. Pre-press and copy production skills include set-up, image development, layout, and final draft copy.

Graphic Communications III (Capstone)

2 – CRHS – 10/11/12
E
Graphic Communications II and Teacher approval.

A course designed to provide students with team work, critical thinking, problem solving, diagnostics, designing, and computer graphics from basic digital images to final print. Students will be provided opportunities to prepare finished products such as newsletters, catalogs, and school publications. All work will be performed to industry standards.

Occupational & Career Experience – Media Technologies

2 – CRHS – 11/12
E
Graphic Communications IOI and Teacher approval.

A school district, community, or industry (preferred) based work experience/internship activity organized and planned to develop advanced skills necessary to gain and maintain employment. This course may encompass a broad range of paid/unpaid work experiences related to the career objective of the student. The experience must be supervised and monitored by the teacher.

Graphic Communications I

1 – TFHS – 9/10/11

C

This course is offered to students who are interested in the field of Digital Art. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will develop an understanding of how to create the appropriate file structures for print and digital distribution. Students will get hands on experience using various forms of software used to assist in the creation of digital artwork such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Students will get experience creating vector logos, photo corrections, and photo manipulations.

Graphic Communications II

2 – TFHS – 10/11/12

C

Graphic Communications I & Instructor Permission

A course designed to build upon the students knowledge from Digital Art I. Emphasis will still be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will continue to develop an understanding of how to create the appropriate file structures for print and digital distribution. Students will get hands on experience using various forms of software used to assist in the creation of digital artwork such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, and After Effects. Students will get experience creating vector logos, photo corrections, and photo manipulations as well as experience with Video / Sound Editing and basic video animation. Full Year enrollment required.

Graphic Communications III

2 – TFHS – 11/12

C

Graphic Communications II & Instructor Permission

A course designed to build upon the students knowledge from Digital Art II. Emphasis continued be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will gain an understanding of how digital art effects everyday life. Greater emphasis will be placed on video editing, special effects and various forms of animation. Students will get experience creating their own scripted projects, market them and create portfolio pieces. Full Year enrollment required.

Graphic Communications IV

2 – TFHS – 11/12

C

Graphic Communications III & Instructor Permission

A course designed to build upon the students’ knowledge from Digital Art III. Emphasis continued be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will gain an understanding of how digital art effects everyday life. Greater emphasis will be placed on video editing, special effects and various forms of animation. Students will get experience creating their own scripted projects, market them and create portfolio pieces, , as well as working with client-based projects and development of functional portfolio. Full Year enrollment required.

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