Graphic Design
The Graphic Design pathway prepares students to apply skills that focus on the principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas/information and packaging products to business and consumer audiences both in digital and other formats.

The Graphic Design Career Pathway prepares students to apply Media Arts skills that focus on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences. Students receive hands on experience using state-of-the-art equipment in courses that incorporate computer illustration, digital imaging, color theory, typography, and computer page layout. Students develop their design skills while learning to become proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software. Students may also earn up to 6 hours of dual credit from Jefferson community and Technical College and up to 12 hours of articulated credit with Sullivan College of Technology and design.

Students participate in many competitions including the Louisville International Film Festival Poster Contest, the Louisville Advertising Federation High School Marketing Challenge, Scholastic Art Competition, SkillsUSA regional, state and national skills competition as well as various local poster and design competitions.
Information
ClassesIntro to Media
2-D Media Design
Digital Imaging
Advanced Production

Certifications Adobe Photoshop ACA
Adobe In Design ACA
Adobe Illustrator ACA
Graphic Design KOSSA
Course Information
Intro to Media Arts
This course is an introduction to and survey of the creative and conceptual aspects of designing media arts experiences and products, including techniques, genres and styles from various and combined media and forms. Students will also explore the Adobe software suite.
2-Dimensional Media Design
This course is a proficient study and production of creative and conceptual aspects of designing and producing digital imagery, graphics, and photography. This includes techniques, genres, and styles from fine arts and commercial advertising, internet and multimedia, web design, and industrial and virtual design. Students use a computer as an electronic drawing tool to solve visual communications and illustration problems in designing products. This course entails the use of current software for two-dimensional illustration, creating and integrating text, using color, and importing and exporting files. At the end of this course each student will have the opportunity to take the ACA Illustrator exam.
Digital Imaging
Earn college credit while you get creative using Adobe Photoshop. Design professional looking logos, CD covers, package design, posters, advertisements and more. This class will also have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA, a skills and leadership organization that competes at the regional, state and national level with opportunities to earn scholarships. Students also receive the training and opportunity to earn their Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credentials.
Advanced Production Design
Another opportunity to earn 3 hours college credit, this class is for advanced students who have successfully completed Digital Imaging. Students will create real world design projects for the school and community. This course involves the development of the student’s portfolio. Students will develop and revise portfolio pieces through faculty guidance that will reflect their best work and ability. In addition, this course will help students design resumes and cover letters and develop interview skills in preparation for the job search.
The Graphic Design Program
Focuses on careers in the field of media arts. Students receive hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment in courses including computer illustration, digital imaging, color theory, typographic design, and computer page design. Students develop their design skills while learning to become proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software. Students may also earn up to 6 hours of dual credit from Jefferson Community and Technical College and up to 12 hours of articulated credit with Sullivan College of Technology and Design.

Students participate in many competitions including the BBB Poster Contest, the Louisville Advertising Federation High School Marketing Challenge, Scholastic Art competition, SkillsUSA regional, state and national skills competition as well as various local poster and design competitions.