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Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.
 

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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Rotation #1:

2 Week In-Class Section Project:  Basic Drawing

Lecture - Topic, Theory, Lesson Overview or Discussion

 

Student Objectives: First Year Students

After completion of the lecture and the class exercises, the students will develop a grid drawing that shows full understanding of basic measurements, produce greyscale, from 100% white to 100% black, with all of the shapes and lines built up by contrast to a finished a geometric drawing of portfolio level.

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2 Week In-Class Section Project: Photography

 

Student Objectives: Second Year Students

By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to set up and complete a studio photo shoot with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.

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2 Week In-Class Section Project: Adobe Illustrator

 

Student Objectives: Third Year Students Adobe Illustrator
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of computer design software (vector image artwork - Adobe Illustrator) by producing a completed digital photo manipulation project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, clone tool, etc.)

Sketchbook Activities:

Day 1: Drawing The Figure

Stick To Figure

 

Day 2: Art History

Stone Age 30,000 b.c.- 2500 b.c.

 

Day 3: Drawing & Sketching

The Basic Shapes

 

Day 4: Design & Layout

ABC Design Concept

 

Day 5: Creative Writing

Bad Hair Makeover

 

Day 6: Art Movements

 Impressionism - Circa 1870

Lectures:

Basic Art Terms:

Basic Art Terms

 

Understanding Value:

Overview: - What is value and why is it so important?

 

What is like to be an art student:

Overview: - This is not a career that you choose, its a career that chooses you!

 

Art vs Design:

Overview: - What is the difference between art and design

 

Understanding Medium:

Overview: - What is the medium and mixed medium art

 

Understanding Life Drawing Vs Still Life:

Both of these types of drawings are very important to your learning progression and portfolio's.

Section One - Vocabualary Test:
Career Research:

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession. 102 - List occupational requirements. 103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills. 103 - Identify how copyright laws apply to visual and digital communication.

43-9031.00 - Desktop Publishers - Graphic Designers

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

 

Sample of reported job titles: Advertising Associate, Art Director, Computer Typesetter, Creative Director, Desktop Publishing Specialist, Electronic Console Display Operator, Electronic Imager, Graphic Artist, Mac Operator, Production Manager.

 

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