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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 #10: Marking Period #4

Year One:

Year Two:

Year Three:

Drawing The Figure – Hours: 20
Traditional 1/4 – Figure Drawing

 

Student Goals:
Students will draw a still life.

Purpose:
As children, we generally learn how to copy from photos, but as we make our way into college our subjects become more dimensional. Drawing a live figure in front of us is a much harder technique.

Student Objectives:
After completion of the lecture and the class exercises, the students will develop a final still life drawing that shows all the percentages of a greyscale, from 100% white to 100% black, with all of the shapes and lines built up by contrast to a finished drawing of portfolio level.


Tasks:

PA300 - DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION
PA302 - Design basic geometric and organic forms showing texture and tone.
PA307 - Create value with the use of layering.
PA305 - Design from direct observation.

 

Career Path: Graphic Designer

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

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Photography/Video – Hours: 20
Video Project 2/4 –

 

Student Goals:
Students will be introduced to the concepts of SLR camera operations and the use of the composition in Photography

Purpose:
Basic photography skills are so important in today’s digital design world. Whether its a photo for a website or a product shot for an advertisement. Photography is a must-have skill in today's design world.

Student Objectives:
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.

 

Tasks: PA800 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
PA801 - Operate digital camera and accessories.
PA802 - Compose a photograph through the lens.

Career Path: Photography

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

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Adobe Photoshop – Hours: 20
Adobe Photoshop 3/4

 

Student Goals:
Students will use the Adobe Photoshop software to create pieces related to the art and design field.

Purpose:
Adobe Photoshop is one three software pieces every student must know.

Student Objectives:

Adobe Photoshop
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 (rasterized image artwork - Adobe Photoshop) 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.)


Tasks:

PA507 - Demonstrate basic use of image editing software.
PA508 - Demonstrate intermediate use of image editing software.
PA509 - Demonstrate use of input, output and storage devices.
PA510 - Demonstrate appropriate use of different file formats.

 

Career Path: Fine Artist, Illustration

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

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SKETCHBOOK

LECTURES

Day 1: Drawing The Figure

Drawing The Head

 

Day 2: Art History

Greek & Hellenistic 850 b.c. – 31 b.c.

 

Day 3: Sketching

Shading The Cone

 

Day 4: Design & Layout

What Is Body Copy

 

Day 5: Creative Writing

Beach Front Rental

 

Day 6: Art Movements

Fauvism - Circa 1900

Section Four - Vocabulary Test:

Practice - Take 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.

15-1134.00 - Web Developers

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

Sample of reported job titles: Designer, Technology Applications Engineer, Web Architect, Web Design Specialist, Web Designer, Web Developer, Web Development Director, Web Development Instructor, Webmaster

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