The goal of the Main Assignment is to develop the core skills of the program. During the 2 week section, these projects will require the majority of your time. We have approximately 2 hours in class 5 days a week for a total of 20 hours. The projects are structured to allow you the time to push your creativity and develop a portfolio piece. Most of these projects are designed around using the technology in the program.
The Main Assignment Is worth 100 Points
(Example - Adobe Illustrator Project)
The goal of the Homework Assignment is to develop the traditional skills of the program. All of these projects are structured to allow you the time to push your creativity and develop a portfolio piece at home. All of these projects are designed so you don't need anything more than the traditional supplies i.e; pencils, markers, paints, etc.
The Homework Assignment Is worth 75 Points
(Example - Drawing From Observation)
The goal of the Exploratory Assignment is to develop the
traditional skills of the program. All of these projects are structured to allow you the time to push your creativity and play around with different mediums and concepts outside of the program task list. All of these projects are designed to explore and have fun learning or trying something new.
The Exploratory Assignment Is worth 50 Points
(Example - Positive & Negative Space)
Our students make an impact in regional and national design competitions; our graduates impact the world. Our program is a growing design hub whose students go on to work as a graphic designer, art director, creative director, marketing strategist, copywriter, environmental designer, web designer/developer, brand manager, social media manager, interactive media director, or as a freelance design consultant.
What's it all about?
Think. Plan. Create. One Portfolio Piece At A Time.
The mission of the Visual Communications Program is to inspire, educate, and fully prepare our students to become exceptional artists & designers. Through a unified curriculum that incorporates a broad spectrum of disciplines integrating art, technology, and academics, our students are prepared to go on to college and careers with industry-standard mastery in the major of their choice. With a commitment to promoting strong ethical values and professional demeanor, we strive to foster a sense of community among our students, staff, and parents.
Student Competency Based Education:
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.
Make a powerful impression on people and the world.
in the Visual Communications program, you’ll catapult yourself into an influential career, whether you work for yourself or with industry leaders. Here you'll learn to take risks, influence decision makers, and propel social movements through distinctive branding and design solutions.
Understanding The Two Week Structure.
What Do You Graduate With?
What Is Visual Communications?
A portfolio of graphic design work should be more than just a list of your skills. You want to tell the story behind each project you’ve completed, and create some intrigue for prospective clients by showing them what they can expect from working with you in future projects. Visuals are key here: make sure that up to 80% of your page includes images or sketches rather than text alone - but don't forget about listing qualifications as well.
Industry Level Portfolio
Start-Up Freelance Design Website
Whether you're a full-time graphic designer or simply someone who's interested in dabbling in design as a side project in your free time, it's critical you create a sleek graphic design portfolio to showcase your work to potential clients. A graphic design portfolio is typically the only element a client needs to see when choosing a graphic designer -- which means a portfolio is vital for proving your skill as a designer.