Introduction to Graphics & Design
This course is designed as the foundational course for both the Graphics Production and Graphics Design pathways. The Graphics and Design course provides students with the processes involved in the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries. In addition, the Graphics and Design course offers a range of cognitive skills, aesthetics, and crafts that includes typography, visual arts, and page layout.
Graphic Design & Production
Prerequisite: Intro. to Graphics & Design
As the second course in the Graphics Design Pathway, this course builds on knowledge and skills learned in the Introduction to Graphics and Design course and focuses on procedures commonly used in the graphic communication and design industries. Students will gain more experience in creative problem solving and the practical implementation of those solutions across multiple areas of graphic design and graphic communications.
Advanced Graphic Design
Prerequisite: Graphic Design & Production
Students will continue to explore the principles of design and layout procedures relating to the field of graphic design in an increasingly independent manner. Content will cover electronic systems and software programs used in graphic design, page composition, image conversion, and digital printing. Knowledge and skills in digital design and imaging will be enhanced through experiences that simulate the graphic design industry and school-based and work-based learning opportunities. This is the final course in the Graphic Design pathway.
Audio & Video Technology & Film
Audio & Video Tech & Film I
This course will serve as the foundational course in the Audio & Video Technology & Film pathway. The course prepares students for employment or entry into a post-secondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA) and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in Audio & Video Technology & Film I will be utilized in subsequent courses.
Audio & Video Tech & Film II
Prerequisite: Audio & Video Tech & Film I
This one credit course is the second in a series of three that prepare students for a career in Audio Video Technology and Film production and/or to transfer to a postsecondary program for further study. Topics include: Planning, Writing, Directing and Editing a Production; Field Equipment Functions; Operational Set-Up and Maintenance; Advanced Editing Operations; Studio Productions; Performance; Audio/Video Control Systems; Production Graphics; Career Opportunities; and Professional Ethics. Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA) and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program.
Audio & Video Tech & Film III
Prerequisite: Audio & Video Tech & Film II
This one credit transition course is designed to facilitate student-led projects under the guidance of the instructor. Students work cooperatively and independently in all phases of production. Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program.
Graphic Design Career Opportunities:
• Graphics and Printing Equipment Operators
• Lithographers and Plate makers
• Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operators
• Desktop Publishing Specialists
• Web Page Designers
• Packaging Designer
• Graphic Designer
• Copy Writer
• Multimedia Designer
• Web Graphics Designer
• Interactive Graphics Designer
• Catalog Designer
• Graphic User Interface Designer
• Senior Art Director
AV Technology & Film Career Opportunities:
• Video Systems Technicians
• Video Graphics, Special Effects, and Animation
• Audio-Video Designers and Engineers
• Technical Computer Support Technicians Film, Video, and DVD
• Audio-Video System Service Technicians
• Audio Systems Technicians
• Audio/Video Operations
• Control Room Technician
• Station Mangers and Radio & TV Announcers
• Publishers, Editors, and Journalists and Reporters, Print, Broadcast, Other Broadcast Technicians
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